Remember Michael Knight’s offer to send samples of Quick Sil? Well,
I took him up on it, received some, then wrote him to ask if there
were any techniques one could use without a wax injector. He was
nice enough to write back and give some suggestions which brought up
lots of ideas! I thought others might be interested too (got his
permission to reprint them here).
Refined Designs Original Fine Jewelry
Yes, there is another use for our Quick Sil that you might like.
You can make a quick and easy impression of almost anything using
this material and then use it to reproduce the design in either PMC
clay or wax.
If you are using PMC clay already, you know how great it is. With
this material you can press the clay into the impression and have a
copy of – anything!- in gold in a few minutes.
You can also melt a few teaspoons of wax and pour it into the
impression. After it cools you can carve or otherwise modify the
design and incorporate it into a new or existing wax. You may get
freeze lines on the wax if the rubber is cold. It will warm up after
a few tries, or you can pre-warm the rubber somehow.