Saturday, July 17, 2021

Using Silicone Ice Cube Trays for Resin

There are a ton of different moulds made specifically for resin. But if you want your resin pieces to stand out from the crowd, then look to the kitchen and to other crafts that use moulds for some unusual mould ideas.  Moulds are made of all sorts of different materials and whilst not all of them are suitable for resin, many of them are. So what should you look for in a mould?  A resin mould needs 4 things. It must be: flexible non-porous non-stick able to take the heat generated by curing resin Moulds that don't have these 4 characteristics won't be successful.  Because resin cures hard, rigid moulds just won't work. If you can't flex the mould, you won't be able to remove the resin casting from it.  Likewise for moulds made of porous materials: the resin will seep into the mould surface and bond to it permanently. Plaster of Paris and wooden moulds are good examples of moulds that are both rigid and porous and simply not suitable. The material that a mould is mad...