Tag: mold making

Advice on what resin to use

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Thoughts on choosing a resin and resin supplies Lots of you have asked me what resin products I use for my resin jewelry and crafts.  Part of the fun of learning resin is experimenting with different items and finding what works for your specific situation.  I do understand, though, that it can be confusing and… Read more »

How to use cookie cutters as resin molds

resin charms How to use cookie cutters as resin molds by Kate Ledum A wide variety of things can be used as molds for resin. One of my favourite mold types is the mold I create myself with cookie cutters, rubber texture tiles made for working with clay, and Silly Putty. With these three simple things, you... 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 »

Dinosaur casting part two

Dinosaur Casting Dinosaur casting part two I am determined to make a dinosaur. After the last resin dinosaur didn't turn out as well as I had hoped, I took a different approach this time. This time, I chose to mold him such that his legs and feet were going down. I wanted gravity to be on my... Read more »

Resin casting in a two part mold

Resin casting in a two part mold Last week’s post showed how I went about making a two part mold for a dinosaur plastic toy.  While the mold was made with the dinosaur on its side, the idea was to pour resin into the mold while the dinosaur is vertical.  You can see what I… Read more »

Two part resin mold making

Making a two part resin mold from a plastic toy model A couple of weeks ago, I showed what happens when you try to mold a plastic dinosaur toy like a traditional flat backed item.  Molding a model that has undercuts and no large flat surface can be a bit challenging.  In order for me… 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

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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 »

Casting resin in silicone putty molds

Casing Silicon Putty

Creating resin Legos with reusable silicone molds After my post last week about creating silicone putty molds to make Lego crayons, a few of you remarked that doing that was all well and good, but you wanted to see how well resin did in the molds. Okay.  Let’s do it.   I mixed a batch… Read more »

Silicone putty mold making

Silicon Putty Mold Making

How to use two part silicone putty to make a mold Don’t tell my kids, but their Legos have once again made it into my latest resin experiment. To be quite honest, I haven’t spent much time with two part silicone putty for mold making.  When I first learned mold making, I started with pourable… Read more »