Wednesday, October 2, 2013

How to Make and then Use a Silicone Rubber Mold!

  This is the long awaited for bangle mold!
 When you make a mold, it is a good idea to make your first project in it a simple experiment.
In other words, don't plan to make something you need to wear to a special event tomorrow!
A new mold may have some dirt or paint chips from the the object you molded stuck to it...which will transfer to a fresh project.  Sometimes I trim my mold and a few of those pieces do (and did) fall into the mold and you don't notice them.
So in order to test the mold, I poured in any left over resin from other projects I had on the go last week.
 Here is me pushing the resin molded bangle out for the first time.  My molded piece is super curvy.  It is a little awkward to push out so I do this carefully so I don't damage my silicone mold.
 Tada...almost out of the mold!
 As you can see, I dropped layers of red, white and clear resin into the mold.  You can also see some of the blue silicone I trimmed...which did accidentally get into the resin.
At this stage, I want to ensure that the duplicate is correct and worthy of a new resin pour.  
It looks great!
I think I can do something with my experiment though!  
Stay tuned.
Need to do some sanding!

This post was designed, photographed and written by me.

It appeared on Resin Crafts Blog.

Whatsapp Button works on Mobile Device only

Start typing and press Enter to search