Monday, September 23, 2013

Mold Making Craftastrophy

 I made such a resin rookie mistake on the weekend.
Part of me is embarrassed.
Part of me says, great, now I have a teachable moment to share with our readers.
I decided to show you a little bit more about our EasyMold Silicone Rubber – Platinum Cure.   I have not shown you a rubber mold in a while and Silicone rubber is ideal when the object you want to make a mold of is big, like my bangle.
While crafting jewelry is something I do daily, I have not found a bangle mold that I like.  Then this wood bangle came into my possession.  It fits perfectly and I know I can have fun working with this shape.  
So I placed some double-sided tape at the bottom of my plastic tub to hold my bangle in placed and poured in the silicone rubber.

Overnight, my bangle floated to the top of the mold.  The double-sided tape was not strong enough to keep it on the bottom of my container.
 Disaster!!
 Luckily I was able to peel my bangle out.  I am going to see if this mold can be still useful. 
So I am back to square one and doing 
what I normally always recommend.
TAKE A HOT GLUE GUN AND GLUE YOUR OBJECT 
IN PLACE BEFORE POURING IN EASYMOLD.

2 comments:

  1. I was wondering about this when I saw your post yesterday. Thanks for sharing and clearing up the mystery:)

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  2. Me too! I'm glad you were able to salvage the bracelet. I definitely wouldn't be embarrassed. I just made a rookie mistake with some plastic molds I use, and after spending an enormous amount of time sanding and buffing, realized I didn't take the outer mold off. And not only that, I didn't use mold release, so I have no way of getting the outside piece off without tearing the petals {flower mold} It was truly an "oy vei!" moment!

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