Have you ever wondered how to make a silicone mold?
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We are very excited to be over on the Resin Craft Blog sharing our tutorial on how to make this marbled cone ring holder using Castin’Craft FastCast Urethane Casting Resin. Happily, I now have a beautiful place to store and display my rings when I’m not wearing them.
To make the faux-marbled ring cone we first needed to make our own cone-shaped silicone mold.
Our work as #ResinCraftsCreativeTeam members with ETI-USA has given us an opportunity to experiment with many different products such as this EasyMold Silicone Putty. It’s ideal for a wide range of impression type mold applications including resin, epoxy, plaster, concrete, wax, soap, low melt metals, baking, chocolates, ice cubes and air dry clay. The creative possibilities are literally endless!
We also recently made these faux-stone beads using Easy-Sculpt self hardening epoxy modeling clay. Check it out, can you tell that they’re not real stones?
How to Make a Silicone Mold
Supplies Needed to Make a Cone-Shaped Silicone Mold
- Castin’Craft EasyMold Silicone Putty*
- Cardstock paper* (heavier weight than regular printer paper)
- Pencil, Scissors, Tape
Instructions for a DIY Cone-Shaped Silicone Mold
Step 1: Create a cone out of card stock paper
- To begin, draw and cut a circle out of the card stock paper. The height of your cone will be determined by the size of your circle. For example, I started with a 6″ wide circle to make a 3″ high cone.
- Draw a triangle wedge about ¼ size of the circle and then cut the triangle wedge out of the circle.
- Wrap the cut sides of the disc together, overlapping as needed until the base measures about 1 ½” diameter. Then tape the paper cone closed.
Step 2: Make the silicone mold
Remember to work very quickly! Not exaggerating here: EasyMold Silicone Putty has 3 minutes of working time at regular room temperature! Mix only enough to make one mold at a time.
1. Start by measuring equal sized amounts of components A & B. For this 3” high cone, my components were each about the size of a small golf ball.
2. Next, quickly knead together equal amounts of components A & B until you get a uniform colour (about 1 minute).
3. Roll the kneaded components into a ball and then flatten so you have enough to wrap fully around the outside of the paper cone. Press putty firmly around the paper cone.
4. Leave the paper cone inside the putty for 25 minutes while it cures.
5. Finally, remove the paper cone. The new silicone mold needs to cure at room temperature for 24 hours before using it with the FastCast product. Be sure to read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cure times when using a silicone mold with other materials.
Now head on over to the Resin Crafts Blog for the full DIY faux-marbled ring cone tutorial.
I’ve been wondering how to make a silicone mold for a while now and am amazed at how easy and quick it was! I’m now looking around my house at all the other shapes I can make a mold from and all the uses for them, like candles, bath bombs, soaps, chocolate, decor, …(I really could just keep going on and on and on…).
What molds would you make with the EasyMold Silicone Putty?
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