They are made out of cardboard, to be used as moulds for taking impressions in a lightweight clay - then made into greetings cards. I remember cutting the tiny pieces of card and sticking them on with white glue that set them in place and also gave them a shiny non-stick finish for mould making. I also remember rubbing them with olive oil before taking the impressions.
Hard to explain but here they are:
|This is where the small mosaics are kept...|
|Size reference - mosaic made out of 1mm thick cardboard|
|Here are some more - about 2cm each square|
|The cardboard original with some polymer clay impressions, some painted|
|I also tried using them as a printing block, with some success I seem to remember|
the one on the right was over a curved shape - intended to be an earring. I never finished that project!
|Silver clay pendant made from cardboard mould|
Today many moulds are available to buy, but far fewer were around 3 even years ago
|Mosaic flowerpot I made many, many years ago...|