How To Use Mold Making Material

Posted on 3 Feb 13:56

Do you copy?

That's what we're asking everyone who's ever imagined taking something as simple as a piece of fruit and making their own colorful copy.

Mold Making Material: piece of fruit and making their own colorful copy

Sometimes you may want to take a little piece of pop culture and put your own creative spin on it.

Mold Making Material: little piece of pop culture and put your own creative spin on it

Whatever the case, you need something to make a mold of that object so that you can get duplicating again and again.

Introducing Mold Making Material.

 

 

Mold Making Material is a 2-part silicone product for making your own reusable molds. Every mold is both flexible and strong making it easy to use over and over and over again. Mold Making Material is smooth and durable which allows the finished molds to stretch and bend without tearing. It has a low viscosity that allows it to capture fine details with excellent release.

Best of all, Mold Making Material is non-toxic, odorless and once cured, is food safe. Because it contains no VOCs, no BPAs, and no fumes, it's safe for use at home.

Mold Making Material: non-toxic, odorless and safe for home use

Here's how it works:

First, you will need to find a box slightly larger than your object. We like to use pre-made boxes such as milk cartons, plastic containers and yogurt cups. Finding useful boxes around the house is just another example of how accessible Mold Making Material is to anyone.

Mold Making Material: you will need to find a box slightly larger than your object


You can also make your own frame to surround your object from cardboard, wood or foam core. Remember, the more space around the object, the thicker, and therefore stronger, your mold will be.

Mold Making Material: frame to surround your object from cardboard, wood or foam core


If you are making your own frame out of cardboard or foam core, it is important to seal the inside with tape so the box becomes waterproof. We use packing tape to seal our boxes, and to cover the surface of the box so the mold will easily pull away from it later.

Mold Making Material: frame out of cardboard or foam core


In the example shown, we are using a milk carton to house the King Tut figurine.  We cut the milk carton about an inch taller than King Tut and used the bottom half. Depending on the weight of your object, you could choose to glue it to the bottom of the box.

Mold Making Material: using a milk carton to house the King Tut figurine


Now it’s time for the Mold Making Material. You’ll want to mix equal measurements of Part A and Part B until the color is consistent.

Mold Making Material: mix equal measurements of Part A and Part B


The 2 parts of the Mold Making Material kit are actually 2 different colors (white and dark blue) so you'll know when the mixture is thoroughly mixed when the color becomes one consistent medium blue hue.

Mold Making Material: mixture is thoroughly mixed when the color


Next, pour the mixture into your container and over your object.

Mold Making Material: pour the mixture into your container and over your object


Then, sit back and let the mold cure; 3-4 hours at room temperature will do the trick.

Mold Making Material: 3-4 hours at room temperature will do the trick

 

Once time has passed, you can poke the top of the silicone to make sure that it is not sticky anymore before removing it from the box.

Mold Making Material: poke the top of the silicone to make sure that it is not sticky anymore


Cut the box open and pull the whole mold out before removing the object.

Mold Making Material: box open and pull the whole mold out before removing the object


Remove your object from the mold by carefully wiggling it out.

Mold Making Material: Remove your object from the mold by carefully wiggling it out


Congratulations, your mold is complete and you are now ready to make exact replicas of your object.

Mold Making Material: your mold is complete and you are now ready to make exact replicas of your object

 

You can use many different substances to fill the mold, such as cement, plaster, polyurethane, soap, clay, polymer clay, play dough and wax, but we recommend ArtResin epoxy resin in combination with our line of ResinTints. 

You can also use Mold Making Material for food safe molds to create personalized shapes out of chocolate, candy, ice, butter and more!  Just remember, molds made for use with food should ONLY be used for food.  For more information, see our blog Make Your Own Food Safe Silicone Molds.

Mold Making Material: ArtResin in combination with our line of ResinTints


ArtResin is another simple to use product that works comfortably well with Mold Making Material.

Mold Making Material: ArtResin is another simple to use product that works comfortably well with Mold Making Material


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So there you have it. The possibilities are truly endless.

Mold Making Material: learn more about ArtResin and its world of creativity


Who knew cloning could be such fun?!

Well we did. And that’s why there’s Mold Making Material. So go ahead. Make a copy. And then make another, and another, and another, and another…

 

*Currently Mold Making Material is available in the USA and Canada.