Wednesday, 3 February 2010
I have started playing with different materials on the laser cutter to see which would make beautiful charms and which ones will make good initial models of making moulds.
From this investigation I have decided that the materials for the charms should be pewter as you can get great surface detail, red clay for the colour and porcelain for its delicacy and possible transfer patterns.
Depending on the detail and surface finish required I will make the initial models from MDF or acrylic. MDF will be used for pressing in to cuttle fish to make a pewter model for silicone. When the shape is more important I will used acrylic and make a silicone mould directly.