Dust silicone mat liberally with baby powder or corn starch and shake off excess. This allows paste to release when dry. For a pearlescent colour dust Crystal Candy Pearlescent Lustre Powder which is available in many colours. Place a few teaspoons of Difference onto your silicone mat.
Use scraper to work paste into mat from all directions.
Set aside to dry overnight or place in the sun to dry.
If you want a deep or thicker image, apply a second layer of paste and allow to dry again. For a prefect finish, any webs or excess mixture can be removed by wiping over with a cotton wool pad dipped in alcohol.
When the paste is dry it will release from the mould easily. If it is not dry it will not release. Once demoulded you may cut out elements of the relief if desired to use on craft projects.
To apply to your craft project the relief can be pressed onto your project while the paint is still wet or if your paint is dry, paint a thin coat of wood glue and press relief into the glue.
Set aside to dry.
Once glue has dried one can paint directly over the relief if desired.
Try dry brushing over relief to highlight the pattern.
Making rubber stamps from moulded relief:
(Make sure that you have done 2 layers of paste to ensure the relief is deep enough) Apply wood glue to entire area (Do not use too much glue – it must be a thin layer) of foam with a brush. Immediately press relief into the glue. Allow to dry overnight.
Trim away foam closely around the image with a pair of scissors.
A relief with a dense pattern makes a more successful stamp than an image which has a lot of open background. When stamping, the background foam tends to come through if the image is not dense enough.
Stamp pads can be used to ink the rubber stamp rt use a foam paint roller. Apply paint to the roller then roll off excess paint on scrap paper to ensure a clean image that does not bleed.