Introduction: Custom Glowing 7"x7"x7" LED Ice Block & Rubber Moldmaking
Giant Glowing LED Ice Cube for random fun & illumination.
Who doesn't like a cool glowing block of ice to set a drink on or enjoy outside on a balmy summer night?
Or enjoy a bit of ice carving!
2. Old go pro or upcycled clear plastic box
3. Equinox Food Safe Rubber Mold
4. Water proof LED cocktail light
Here are some Links to the LED GLOWING ICE CUBE in action:
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Step 1: Creating the Rubber Mold
Be sure to wear gloves that are suited for mold making in a very well ventilated area with proper respirator or mask.
Gently apply premixed 1:1 Equinox mold putty to wax sculpture or object you wish to cast in ice.
Be sure that you have evenly applied a good coat of release for easy removal of the rubber mold after it cures.
This also helps preserve the original victory wax sculpture from extra man handling.
Also try and avoid overhangs or creating molds that will be difficult to remove after curing. If new to this try simple shapes or objects first.
Be sure to be aware of mix ratios, molding/working time and time it takes for the mold to cure properly.
Room environment like cold or humidity will affect the cure time.
A good dry warm place will help the curing process.
After applying an even layer which you will feel cure to a sturdy thickness.
Clean your hands well, take a break and let it cure out in a safe place.
Step 2: Freeze Time
Gently move your water filled mold to the freezer. You can use distilled water or a splash of salt, (bubbling) for clearer ice.
Place weighted go pro or clear plastic cube within the mold to create the LED enclosure.
Step 3: Gently Remove Rubber Mold... Free the Ice!
Now that the ice mold is frozen. Gently work your fingers in between the rubber mold & ice casting until the ice creation is free from the rubber mold.
Step 4: Place LED & Enjoy the Glow!
Now that the ice mold is frozen.
Place the LED cocktail light in the pre-frozen enclosure & sit back to enjoy!