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Yep. That's right. I am about to change your mold-making technique forever. This simple way of silicone mold-making will have you wanting to make cast...
By mixing a high-concentration of dish soap with water in a bowl, one is actually making a catalytic bath for your silicone. The glycerine in the dish...
Cut off the tip of the silicone caulk tube, and set it in the caulking gun. Unload enough silicone to surround the desired object, into the bath. I u...
While keeping your hand submerged in the dish-soap catalyzing bath, gently clump the string of silicone together. Form it into a ball, and slowly mass...
The best way to make sure your mold is watertight is to add a kind of thick-ish layer of silicone to the surface area of your object. Note how the din...
It will take about an hour for a full cure of your mold, before you can use it. Allow your object to remain in the mold while it cures. When the mold ...
We made a sparkly rendition of Jesus with clear casting resin and glitter. When the resin began to gel we set three LEDs inside of him. Behold the spa...
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This is amazing! I can't wait to try it out. I have some questions, maybe someone knows the answers?
How did you make it a complete figure? Cast the other half and then glue? Can you cover it in two halves of silicone? What's a good way to do this?
Can you cast any material, like plaster, fine sement or molten plastic in this?
Is it a good idea to use a bit of Vaseline on the casting object to make it easier to detach or is this simple anyway with silicone?
I will be testing this out tomorrow with this product on a candy mold. It lists on the package that it can come in contact with food. http://t.homedepot.com/p/DAP-2-8-oz-Silicone-Aquarium-Sealant-00688/100128841/
Hi :) I love this instructable. I was wondering if you might know if this method of mold making would be safe to use with cooking. I would like to make some fondant molds but not sure if it is safe to put food stuff on this silicone. Thanks for sharing this project :)
DEFINITELY NOT! I think there is food safe silicone, if you need it.
Is there a limit on the thickness of the mold walls? I know that most tubes of silicone say to not exceed 1/8" thickness. Will this technique permit thicker walls?
Done this today. I'm still waiting for it to set. How long will it set? I did full object (chicken) mold. I'm planning to use clay afterwards for my chickens. Hope it will go all well.*fingers crossed
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