Hello forum, I'm new to polymer clay and see there are a whole bunch of options. Let me tell you about my project..
I'm intending to make 300 chess-piece size figures. Like chess pieces, they are solid all the way around and relatively low detail.
My processes I believe will be to have three objects: a prototype, a mold, and finishing medium. I'll hand design a prototype, make a mold from that prototype, and then stuff the mold full of finished product medium to start cranking out finish products. I believe this is how I'll move forward, but I'm no pro and don't know if this is completely off base.
My two questions are: what polymer clay to use for prototype, mold, and finish? and if I should use two sided molds and press clay between them or use a one sided mold, get two sides of the finished product and bind them together with liquid polymer clay (sanding down the seem to have a solid look).
I'm currently thinking super sculpey/firm for prototype, super sculpey + sculpey3 mix for two sided mold (mold maker for one sided), and either sculpey 3 or ultralight or a combo there of for the finishing (something soft enough to take to the mold easily, but cures nice and hard)
Thanks for reading through that, and I hope to get some direction.