Friday, January 29, 2016

HOW TO MAKE A CUSTOM MOLD (and then chalk, crayons, jewelry, etc!)

I was provided a sample of this #PollyPlastics Mold Putty to try and I was positively giddy to get it and make these molds!

This was my first time using mold putty, and it's super easy to use. Mix equal parts A & B mixture (I weighed it by grams on a scale).  mix it well enough to make sure there are no streaks then press it around the item you want to mold, making sure you get it into all the details.

Wait 30 minutes and then de-mold.  These can withstand 450 degrees Fahrenheit so it's not a problem to bake polymer clay right in the mold.

You can use these for crayons, chalk, soaps, candles, resin, and a whole bunch of other things. This particular mixture is NOT food-safe though-so don't go using them as candy molds.

To see how I made a few fun things, watch my YouTube video:

One tip for better molds is to make sure they're not too thick.  My first set that I tried weren't as easy to work with because I used too much putty.  These little jars will actually last quite a while and making sure the molds aren't too thick will make it stretch even further!

Here are the finished products of my dabbling the other day.  The "originals" are at the top of each row just underneath the mold I made for them.

If you want to try out this mold putty, it can be found HERE.  

Disclaimer: I received a set of this putty for free for my honest and unbiased review.  I was not compensated in any way.  The link to purchase the item is an affiliate link-that means if you choose to purchase using that link, I get a teeny tiny amount of money, at no extra expense to you.  I only post affiliate links that I feel are useful.

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