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Lynusann

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I've seen soapers add "leaf" embeds to their soaps and for the life of me I can't find a good mold for a SMALL leaf. Does anyone have any recommendations for a mold, or at least a process for doing it?

I suppose I could take an xacto knife and cut out small leaves by hand and then score them for the veins but that's a bit more detail work than I'd care to do by hand at the moment.
 

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With those being that small I would think that they are polymer clay molds. Ive also seen small ones in the mod podge mold things.

http://www.michaels.com/mod-podge-mod-molds-flowers/10269590.html

ETA: I would honestly try etsy for something like that if youre looking for a specific shape. They have all kinds! That, or make your own. With $12 (less w/ a coupon), and a mold positive, you could make a bunch.


ETA 2: Looks to me like those are actually these etsy listings!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/122429...y&ga_search_query=leaf mold&ref=sr_gallery_12

https://www.etsy.com/listing/199182...y&ga_search_query=leaf mold&ref=sr_gallery_12
 
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ooh! the michaels ones look like the form I'm looking for!

I've tried my hand at mold making before...lets just say it did not end well...
 

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I rarely, if ever, work with M&P, but I'm wondering if I could pour out a THIN layer of M&P and use one of those fondant punches or does M&P get TOO hard for something like that?
 

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I rarely, if ever, work with M&P, but I'm wondering if I could pour out a THIN layer of M&P and use one of those fondant punches or does M&P get TOO hard for something like that?
That would probably work fine. I've poured a thing layer and used a cookie cutter. It's pretty pliable when it's thin.
 
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