Tag: plastic molds

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 »

Casting resin in non traditional plastic molds

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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 »

How to care for plastic resin molds

plastic resin mold care

How to care for your plastic resin molds Did you know that a few simple steps will allow you to keep your resin molds in tip top shape for many castings?  Here’s a few suggestions: 1.  After demolding your pieces, remove any resin drips while it is still in the soft cure stage.  It will… Read more »

Plastic resin molds and silicone resin molds — what’s the difference?

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Should I use plastic resin molds or silicone resin molds for my resin jewelry and crafts? This is a such a good question (and an important one).  It is definitely important to know the pros and cons of each mold type before making your resin castings. Both types of molds can work with a variety… Read more »

Plastic Moulding

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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

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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 »