Self made molds

So I’ve been meaning to post this for a while but life and work keep getting in the way. I’ve also got a little video to edit and upload but I’ll get on that as soon as I can.
I also have all my latest MCM photos to edit and upload but I keep getting distracted but actually looking through them….. Any way on to the bits I wanted to share today.

I made a mold! Basically I found a couple of tutorials on Youtube that said you can make molds out of Silicone past at home, so I thought why not. Most of the mold makers I see are based in the USA so it can take a while for them to get to me and I am not the best at waiting.

So I wondered down to Wilkinson and picked up the cheapest silicone (didnt want to spend a fortune on something that would flop) and washing up liquid. Found an old Tupperware in kitchen and made a giant mess that looked something like this:

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Tasty eh?
Then I mushed it all together, if you want to try this at home I seriously recommend wearing gloves. That stuff stuck to everything! So while is was all mushy I rolled it in to a ball and pressed the items I wanted molded in to it.
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Simples, right?
I let it dry for 48 hours. It probably was dry after 24 hours but I wanted to be sure before I put resin into it. I popped the items out and Viola! There was the Molds!
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Arent they lovely? That was retorical and you are just supposed nod and agree there.

I know you are just itching to see how the Resin came out too, so here you go.

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The image on the left, the Zap charm. I have made two of using left over resin so the colours are a fair bit off. One has been painted so the detail shows up alot more. Excuse the air bubble that was me not pouring properly. The one on the right I think came out perfectly. Again it was using left over resin so the there was no colour scheme but I like blue so I think I adore this piece and will be eventually be adding some to the shop! Colour suggestions are welcome! These can be earring or small pedants, looking forward to working more with theses molds I can tell you.


Amal Coad

Actually I like the ankh hold … quite effective. May the “zap” could be more colourful, what do you think? 🙂


I completely agree, Going to paint these two and play around with coloured resin a bit more and see what I can come up 😀


I think it is silly that I have never thought to try making molds from silicon. I might have to try this, as I have so many things I would like molds for. They are so expensive to buy though. Thanks for the tutorial 🙂
– Sarah

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