Category: Molds and Mold Making

Casting resin in candle molds

Casting resin in candle molds A resin experiment gone right! by Penny Reid This is a resin experiment that worked ...mostly! I found this mold in the bargain bin of my local art store.  It had 6 rectangles, approximately 1 inch x 1.2 inches and is meant for candles.  I'm not sure how they are... Read more »

Alternative resin molds

resin pendant DIY How to use stamp pads as alternative resin molds There's something kinda cool that happens when you have worked with resin for awhile.  You learn how to make it work for you.  For this resin pendant tutorial, I made the curing process essential to the end result. Supplies and equipment used: Alumilite Amazing Casting resin 2... Read more »

Silicone mold casting

silicone mold casting tips

  Five tips for casting resin in silicone molds by Tania of House of Molds 1. Wear gloves when handling molds and pouring resin.  Not only do they keep you safe from resin, but they also prevent fingerprints inside the molds.  Sometimes these fingerprints can show up on your resin castings.  Note:  The more glossy… Read more »

Casting resin in a soap mold

casting resin in a soap mold Casting resin in a soap mold I get lots of questions about using molds, not designed for resin, including casting resin in a soap mold.  Sometimes non-traditional molds work, sometimes they don't.  In cleaning up my studio this week, I found a plastic soap mold.  It was at that point that I thought to myself, "How... Read more »

Molding a resin bracelet

pour resin into mold Molding a resin bracelet Last week, I tried molding a resin curb link bracelet I found in the bargain bin at a local craft store.  The results from that experiment showed that molding the links horizontally wasn't going to work.  I decided to try again this week, but with the curb links in a vertical... Read more »

Adventures in mold making

resin bracelet link Adventures in mold making In addition to realizing the holidays are here this week (OMG, how did that happen?!), I also realized that I have more resin experiments to do before the end of the year.  One of those experiments is to recreate the resin bracelet I picked up from the sale bin at a local... Read more »

Casting resin in non traditional plastic molds

resin star wars casting

Casting resin in non-traditional plastic molds As a part of my year of doing resin experiments, I took on the task this week to see whether or not I could cast resin in a gelatin mold.  Even I was surprised at the results! A couple of key points in the video: 1.   You must… Read more »

Basic mold making tips

Basic Mold Making Tips

Basic mold making principles When I’m getting ready to make a mold of something, I like to start with the end in mind.  Using two examples, I’m going to walk you through my basic mold making tips why the same molding technique isn’t one size fits all. Before you get started, here are three things… Read more »

Tips for selecting a model for your next mold

happy robot

Models for Resin Molds I have had a lot of fun exploring different molding options over the last few weeks.  After receiving several emails with molding questions, I thought it might be a good idea to ‘start from the beginning’ when it comes to mold making. When it comes to making a mold, regardless of… Read more »

Reusable mold material for resin casting

Reusable Mold

Molding and casting your own found items in resin After playing around with the Composimold reusable molding material last week for molding chocolate, I was pretty eager to try it for casting resin items.  I decided to make resin Legos and used the same molding techniques as I did when experimenting with the material last… Read more »