With this in mind I looked through my many angel charms and doodads. I found a small metal angel holding a heart...PERFECT! I placed a small ball of clay on her backside and pressed her onto a metal tray, cutting away any clay that squished out. The tray and angel were sprayed with a bit of PAM cooking spray and set aside.
This month we are working with a new product called ComposiMold (www.ComposiMold.com). It is a molding material can be heated in the microwave and then poured over parts to form a mold that is extremely flexible (think firm Jello) and makes great impressions. I melted the ComposiMold according to the directions, poured it into the metal tray covering the angel charm,
Now to pull out the polymer clay (I know, that is SUCH a surprise). I placed the angel mold on my work surface before I rolled a small ball of clay. Pressing it into the mold I discovered that the mold release was still at work and the clay wanted to move around quite a bit. So I rolled a ball of clay again and then pressed it into the deepest part of the mold (the heart I thought) spreading the ball out to fill the entire mold. When I pulled the angel out I discovered that the heart was a beautiful pull, but the face was none existent :-( Second try I pressed the clay into the face first and then into the other areas...better impression than the first, but still not quite right.