Ready to try casting resin in silicone molds? Cool. It’s how you make beautiful resin art like a polaroid necklace or a bottle cap coaster. Here’s the easy guide to get you started and help you make something fantastic.
Step 1: Select your silicone mold
Silicone molds are great for casting resin. They’re flexible and come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
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Step 2: Apply mold release
Spray a light mist of resin mold release to the mold. Then, let dry for at least 30 minutes before pouring epoxy.
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Step 3: Mix and pour resin
Measure and mix your casting resin to pour into your mold. Casting resins are the best epoxy resin for silicone molds because they release bubbles. That means you’ll get crystal-clear resin projects.
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💡 Pro tip: Resins shrink a little bit as they cure. Overpour your mold a smidge.
Step 4: Remove bubbles
Go over the surface of the mold with a heat gun to remove bubbles.
Step 5: Let cure
Cover your mold with a box or plastic container to keep hair and dust from the resin while it dries.
Step 6: Demold the cured resin
Peel the mold away from the epoxy while grabbing a resin edge. Be careful if you use a soft silicone mold. It can tear if you are too rough.
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Step 7: Wash your mold
Wash your mold with soap and water. Shake out extra water, then set your mold aside to dry. Store it flat, away from direct heat and sunlight.
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Here’s a video showing more about casting resin in silicone molds:
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18 thoughts on “The Simple Steps To Casting Resin In Silicone Molds”
where can I get the tool you use too make the hole in the resin pieces in the video cant fine anything.
I don’t know what tool you’re referring to. At what time (minute/second) in the video do you see this tool?
I have multiple bottles of the old castin craft mold release. Will that work on silicone molds for now?
Yes, that will work fine.
Can I create a cast out of dragon skin silicone, then mold with the same thing?
I have never tried that, but I’m sure it can be done. I would suggest talking to the folks http://www.smoothon.com. They should be able to point you in the right direction.
I love your videos but some how mis it when you go live. But that is ok. You show a lot of things to try! I am always trying something new in my resin. Just to see if it works. It is fun! I too these little plastic mummys with a sticker on the back. It put in a dark blue glitter to see how it would look. It came out good except I forgot to push it down to make the bubbles would come out. So I ended with a big bubble between his eyes. Lol
Oh no! If it was a Halloween casting, you could call that bubble an extra eye!
Hi Katherine! Thanks for making this site. The video doesn’t not appear for me. Have you taken it down? Is there another place i can access it? I’ve tried on a both a Chrome and Safari browser. Thanks!
Thanks for bringing the technical issue to my attention. I have fixed the link. You should be able to see the video now.
How do you do multiple colours in a latex mould.Like for a frangipani flower.
I’m not familiar with that flower, but have you tried pouring multiple colors at the same time?
I have just starting to do casting with epoxy resin 1:1 is it possible to use cake decorating moulds if they are silicone?
Also how do I stop the colour from running and what do I use to paint details on my moulds before putting resin in?
Sorry for so many questions but can’t find the answers anywhere. 🌈
Yes Marion, you can use cake decorating molds with resin, but they tend to leave a frosty finish on resin charms. I’m not sure what you mean by the colors running, but this article explains how to paint on resin: https://www.resinobsession.com/resin-tutorials/how-to-paint-on-resin/
I am a beginner, my items are still sticky/soft on the tops, the resin in the moulds are set nicely, but the very top hasn’t i can put my nail in it, it smooths out, but that will be no good for boards, as i want to make bingo boards, so it can’t be soft, any ideas. Could you please e-mail me or i will loose it, i am an old lady and loose things easily, thank you x.
Hi Anita, it sounds like you need to use a harder curing resin. This article explains more: https://www.resinobsession.com/resin-frequently-asked-questions/why-is-my-resin-bendy/
I am trying to cast a hollow sphere; imagine a small resin “balloon”. Any ideas? Are there special molds?
Hi Don, you’ll need a two-part mold that casts with a hollow center. Unfortunately, I don’t know of a source.