June 23, 2015

We Like to Share! ☀ - June Issue of My Molds! 2015

News that Inspires Imagination! The Preferred Place for Clay Push Molds. Issue of My Molds Newsletter.
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We Inspire Imagination!

News that Inspires Imagination by Mad About Molds!
 
 

 Do you have Questions? 

Do you have Questions about using Clay Push Molds? If so, we have the Answers you need! We recently redesigned our Frequently Asked Questions page, and you will love all the great tips posted just for you, Our Customers!

Here's the link to learn all about Clay Push Molds...

http://www.madaboutmolds.com/Frequently%20Asked%20Questions…

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 We Like to Share! 

DID YOU KNOW?

You can read all our informative articles in the Notes section of our Mad About Molds Facebook page. It's all in one place where you can learn so much about molding and making the most out of your creativity. Be sure to share with your friends as well!
 
 

 
 We Don't Play Favorites!  
 

SIZE DOESN'T MATTER!

Even though some orders are bigger then others, we appreciate the small ones just the same. We always send out our orders by date received, not by order size.  We aim to treat each customer well, because you are important to us!
 

 Reminder! 

Lately we have seen more interest in paying for your order by mail. If this interests you, we want to make sure you are aware that we do offer payment by mail when you place your order. Just look for this option when you place your order. Also, it does take a little extra time in the mail and clearing your check, but this is a nice alternative for those of you who are nervous about placing orders online. 
 

It's in the Mail!
 

 
 Step-By-Step Instructions in 22 Seconds! 

After viewing this short video, you will see how easy our technique is to make a perfectly flat backed mold, without distorting your casting.
 
  1. 1. Start by conditioning and rolling a ball of clay to fit your mold. Warm up the clay by rolling it around in your hands and kneading it.
 
  1. 2. Then dust the inside of the mold with corn starch using an old fluffy artist brush or make-up brush.
 
  1. 3. Now place the ball of clay in the center of the mold. If it is a large shallow mold you can place a sheet of clay over the mold instead.
 
  1. 4. Next place a transparent paper on the top of the ball. A clear page from a book report cover or one layer of a page-protector works well, or any other type of clear sheet that you have on hand that is sturdy, but not too sturdy that it wont peel off the back of the clay later. Read on to see why. We have these sheets available for sale on our website. 
 
  1. 5. Now place a clear glass or Plexiglas tile in top of that. Some things you can use can be found at a dollar store such as a flat clear plate, candle drip base, acrylic photo holder, a clear coaster or a piece of glass taken out of a small picture frame. We have these tiles available for sale on our website
 
  1. 6. Press the tile (or whatever you have chosen to use) down filling in the mold, allowing the excess clay to flow-over the edges. You will be able to see what's going on underneath if your tile is clear. Be sure to press down until you are happy with the thickness of the back. Also, if you are concerned about making the back perfectly level, glue four small Lego pieces to each corner of the tile. This controls how far down the tile will go, and keeps it level. You can add more Lego pieces to control the height of the tile as well.
     
 


 


 Don't be a Stranger! 

 
We support all positive and creative ideas, motivation and comments. We love to hear from our customers and are in awe of the pictures you send us displaying your beautiful creations using our molds. Send us an email at Shop@MadAboutMolds.com to submit your photos, or go our website at www.MadAboutMolds.com to be inspired by 1,000 molds to choose from. We also have a ton of ideas in our Facebook Albums as well. "Even a beginner can become an expert with our molds!"

 

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May 21, 2015

☀ New & Improved! ☀ - May Issue of My Molds! 2015

News that Inspires Imagination! The Preferred Place for Clay Push Molds. Issue of My Molds Newsletter.
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 Never Forgotten... 
 

With Memorial Day soon approaching, many are drawn to flags and everything patriotic to remember our fallen heroes. Ribbons to Support our Troops are often displayed, but there are many other ways memorialize this special day.

Here's just a few samples we have, that you might be interested in. All of these molds can be found on our Patriotic page here...


 New Albums! 

Just in case you haven't been to our website lately, we are happy to announce that our Gallery Page has been completely updated!

This fun new layout includes an album just for our customers creations! So send us photos of your molding creations and we may share them in our online album! (See the album highlighted in red below)

We think you will find our New Gallery much faster, more organized and way too much fun!

Be Inspired!!!

Click HERE to find the link to submit your photos!
 

 What Color is Fall? 

Fall 2015: An Evolving Color Landscape

This season displays an umbrellas of accord that weaves earthy neutrals with a range of bold statements and patterns to reflect a landscape of hope, fun, fantasy and all things natural.
 





 

 
 Creativity Predicts a Longer Life  
 
The trait of openness improves health through creativity.
 



 

Researchers have long been studying the connection between health and the five major personality traits: agreeableness, extraversion, neuroticism, openness and conscientiousness. A large body of research links neuroticism with poorer health and conscientiousness with superior health. Now openness, which measures cognitive flexibility and the willingness to entertain novel ideas, has emerged as a lifelong protective factor. The linchpin seems to be the creativity associated with the personality trait—creative thinking reduces stress and keeps the brain healthy.

A study published in the June issue of the Journal of Aging and Health found that higher openness predicted longer life, and other studies this year have linked that trait with lower metabolic risk, higher self-rated health and more appropriate stress response.

The June study sought to determine whether specific aspects of openness better predicted survival rates than overall openness, using data on more than 1,000 older men collected between 1990 and 2008. The researchers found that only creativity—not intelligence or overall openness—decreased mortality risk. One possible reason creativity is protective of health is because it draws on a variety of neural networks within the brain, says study author Nicholas Turiano, now at the University of Rochester Medical Center. “Individuals high in creativity maintain the integrity of their neural networks even into old age,” Turiano says—a notion supported by a January study from Yale University that correlated openness with the robustness of study subjects' white matter, which supports connections between neurons in different parts of the brain.

Because the brain is the command center for all bodily functions, exercising it helps all systems to continue running smoothly. “Keeping the brain healthy may be one of the most important aspects of aging successfully—a fact shown by creative persons living longer in our study,” Turiano says.

He also cites creative people's ability to handle stress—they tend not to get as easily flustered when faced with an emotional or physical hurdle. Stress is known to harm overall health, including cardiovascular, immune and cognitive systems. “Creative people may see stressors more as challenges that they can work to overcome rather than as stressful obstacles they can't overcome,” Turiano says. Although studies thus far have looked at those who are naturally open-minded, the results suggest that practicing creative-thinking techniques could improve anyone's health by lowering stress and exercising the brain.


Creativity Predicts a Longer Life!
 


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 Let us know what you are thinking!
 
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The Preferred Place for Clay Push Molds!
 
When it comes to service, we break the mold!
Thank You!
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