I am overwhelmed with so many discussions on leaf mold making. I understand the silicon, POP & other materials & methods people have used - successfully or otherwise. I just want to know: 1) CAN I MAKE THE MOLD USING A (REAL) LEAF & IF SO DO I NEED TO APPLY A RELEASE SUBSTANCE TO THE LEAF???? 2) IS A "SHELL OR MOTHER MOLD" REALLY NEEDED ONCE YOU HAVE MADE THE MOLD, I.E. IF I'VE MADE A SILICON MOLD, FOR EXAMPLE, COULDN'T I JUST POSITION THE MOLD OVER DAMP SAND FOR CASTING? 3) WHY DO YOU NEED BOTH A SILICON & POP MOLD?
Maybe I'm just dense - but would appreciate some clarity & advise. I have silicon, POP and some Smooth-on products for mold making. I think I'm ready to go but will wait on your response(s).
vsayre from S.C.