Category: Molds and Mold Making

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 »

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… Read more »

How to cast resin into a reusable silicone mold

pouring resin into a silicone mold

New to casting resin in a silicone mold?  This short video shows you how to prepare mold, demold your resin casting, and gives you tips to extend the life of your mold.     Unpublished Blog Posts of Resin Obsession, LLC © 2012 Resin Obsession, LLC

How to make a silicone mold for resin or polymer clay

measuring mold putty

Did you know you can easily make your own silicone molds with the two part silicone mold putty kit by Alumilite?  This video, courtesy of Meredith of Cosmic Designs shows you how to make a simple silicone mold ready to use in 30 minutes.  (And by the way, this silicone is food grade safe, so… Read more »

Plastic Moulding

plastic bracelet resin molds

Plastic moulding is the various plastic molds in which resin is poured to make resin castings. Molds are readily available in a wide variety of forms that allow you to create unique resin jewelry, souvenirs, drawer handles, wall plaques or clocks, sun catchers, soaps, and even chocolates or cheese. It is vitally important to use… Read more »

Plastic Molding to create resin items

earring resin mold

Plastic molding most often refers to using various plastic molds to create resin items. With molds you can create your own resin jewelry, wall plaques or clocks, drawer handles, sun catchers, souvenirs, soaps, and even chocolates or cheese. NOTE: it is imperative to use prominently marked FDA approved “food-safe” plastic molds when making food items…. Read more »

Silicone Rubber for Resin Molds

pouring silicone

Silicone Rubber for Resin Molds Silicone rubber could have been created just for making resin molds—it is so well-suited as a material for making resin molds. Mold-making goes all the way back in history to ancient Egypt and China where they used sand, wax, glue, animal fat, gypsum, alginate, metal, plastic, antlers, and even gelatin… Read more »

Using Silicone Rubber for resin casting

silicone mold

Silicone rubber has become the material of choice for making resin molds. Though the history of mold-making goes all the way back in time to ancient Egypt and China, using sand, wax, glue, animal fat, gypsum, alginate, metal, plastic, re-usable vinyl, and even gelatin, today’s resin mold-makers most often choose one of four different flexible… Read more »