Tag: plastic molds

Plastic resin mold care – How to care for plastic resin molds

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  Did you know that giving proper care to a plastic resin mold will allow you to keep them in tip-top shape for many castings?  Here are a few suggestions: 1.  After demolding your pieces, remove any resin drips while it is still in the soft cure stage.  It will be much harder to remove… Read more »

Resin mold release – Why I always use it

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If you cast resin into resin molds, you might be wondering if you need a resin mold release.  I use one every time — and here’s why: In case something goes wrong The plastics and silicones used for resin mold-making are inherently designed not to stick to resin.  So if the resin isn’t supposed to… 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? Originally published March 2013.  Updated August 2018. Knowing the difference between plastic and silicone resin molds is important to getting the results you want.  Both types of molds can work with a variety of resins, but knowing the limitations of… 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 »

Easy resin jewelry DIY – Easy way to make jewelry

DIY resin cabs Originally written November 2015.  Updated April 2020. I have never been so excited to make a set of resin jewelry.  Just when I thought I couldn't love the Resin Obsession color pigments any more, along comes something else to amp them up. I started with Resin Obsession super clear resin, Stampendous shaved ice, and plastic teardrop mold... 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 »