Thursday, April 5, 2012

Mold Making with EasyMold!

 This pendant features a unique molded shape.
 I found these small glass dishes at a local antique store.  I am not sure what they would have been used for.  They sure are pretty though!
 I made a mold of the oval dish with ETI's Silicone Putty.  The best features of silicone putty  for mold making are:
  • Easy to use, 3 Minute working time, 25 minute cure.
  • Ideal for small molds, excellent detail from original.
  • Strong, flexible, reusable molds.
The only thing you have to remember is that you need to let the mold 
cure for 24 hours before pouring resin into it.
I began my pendant by pouring in Envirotex Lite that I added white pigment to.  A tiny drop of this pigment makes your clear resin completely opaque.
When the first layer was cured I added my image and some glitter.  I worked right in the mold.  Then I poured the top layer of clear Envirotex Lite.  When everything was cured I popped the finished casting out of the putty.  I did sand the edges a little, but basically the piece was done!
All I did was add a bail to the backside!  Voila!

This post was designed, photographed and written by me.

It appeared on Resin Crafts Blog.

Susan Ayers said...

FYI, those were antique candle dishes.. my grandmother used to have tons of them... awesome use for them.. I would have never thought of doing that!

Chris said...

So very pretty!

Crafter's Delights said...

beautiful! what a great idea!

jana said...

I think they are salt cellars... people get their own salt at fancy dinner parties. Or, so I've heard.

CalibyCreations said...

Definitely salt cellars. There were tiny spoons, too. What a great idea.

Suzie Ridler said...

Absolutely genius! Not to mention beautiful...

jusaweecatnap said...

My first thought was salt cellars, too. Interesting way to use what we no longer use or even recognize! I love to see you make things with the silicone putty.

Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

Salt - Salt pinch, salters.... There would be a master salter. It was large - about a dessert dish size, approx. Then smaller ones - like what you have. It would be a large set. Say a master and 12 small. There would be small, small spoons, (corruded over the years - salt eats things). The bowl of the spoon would be smaller than your little finger nail. SALT was very expensive.

mskillasmile said...

Blessings, I simply adore each blog you post. It is helping me open my imagination when creating different items. Where can I purchase the ETI silicone putty? Thanks so much. Tamara

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