LF 1 – NatureScape Leaf Molds

(8 customer reviews)


Durable Metal Mold LF1 comes as a set of two molds, measuring approx. 3 3/8″ x 2 3/8″.  Using both molds, with glass in between, will give you unique texture on both sides of the leaf.

You can also use the backside of the molds as frit casting leaf molds and create different colors of leaves with frit. Check out the NatureScape videos for more info!

29 in stock

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NatureScape MOLDS can help you create stand alone leaves or placed in the center of your glass for an impressive design feature. They are very durable metal molds and will hold up to multiple firings. They can withstand rapid kiln temperature changes without mold damage. If glass happens to stick to the mold, it can be refreshed by sandblasting the glass remains off. Uncoated sides of the mold will darken after firing, this is normal. After firing, you may notice mold texture on your glass leaves, which adds character. You can also double stack your glass and molds to make more leaves at a time. You may need to adjust your firing schedule slightly. It may be necessary to lower the temperature or shorten your hold time to prevent thinning in spots. Thinning is more likely to happen on the heavier molds (LF6, 8, & 9)

Coat the NatureScape Mold with an aerosol form of Boron Nitride, such as ZYP or Mo-Re.

NOTE:  While not recommended, ZYP in the Brushable or Pump Spray form in a plastic bottle can be used only if the molds are preheated to about 225 degrees and applied while the molds are still hot. Unlike the aerosol form, Pump Spray and Brushable  ZYP are water based formulas and will cause rust on the molds if not applied to preheated molds. If rust appears, molds can be cleaned with a wire brush or sandblasted.

DO NOT USE Slide Spray or Lower Friction brand Boron Nitride Spray because for this application, they don’t work well. Water based mold release products, such as Primo Primer can be used on the molds only if you preheat the mold to about 225 degrees. Apply the primer while the molds are hot to get a good bond.

Firing Schedule
800 /hour 950 hold 10 minutes
AFAP 1340 30 minutes

Make adjustments to the recommended firing schedule to match your kiln setup and preferences. If you have issues with the mold release sticking to your glass, try firing to a lower temperature.

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Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 7 × 7 in

8 reviews for LF 1 – NatureScape Leaf Molds

  1. Michele Carroll (verified owner)

    Beautiful, great results. I will purchase more soon

  2. Susan (verified owner)

    Very nice detail on molds.

  3. Carol Kramer (verified owner)

    I bought 5 of the molds, used 4 so far. They really rock! I find opaque glass preferrable, aventurine is the best.

  4. Barb Canfield (verified owner)

    I finally used the molds and the leaf I created is gorgeous! I used med. amber glass and added dichroic flakes. It turned out beautiful. I have a question, though, can 2 layers of 3mm glass be fused in this mold and will distinction of veins, etc., be as pronounced?

    • Marilyn Trebacz

      It should work fine but you may adjust your firing schedule.

  5. Patsy Edwards (verified owner)

    I bought all the leaves. I’ve made the 2 sided and just slumped on the one side and I love them both.
    I’ll be creating allot of items with these.

  6. Myrna Barnard (verified owner)

    I bought 2 different styles and love them both. Only tried the 2 sided way. Have the frit experiment in kiln. Will see later today.

  7. Kay (verified owner)

    Still experimenting

  8. gjanni28 (verified owner)

    I have ordered all of the leaves however due to family circumstances, I have not been able to use them yet. They look very nicely made and look forward to trying them. I will let you know when I do and try to send pictures at that time. Thank you. Ginger

    Gave them a 5 star for the way they are made only.

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