DIY Molds for Plaster Forms
We’ve had several tutorials recently about fusing with plaster forms. So far we’ve been using commercially available molds available online or from the craft store. It’s not only possible to make your own molds, but quite easy. Here are 3 mold making compounds I’ve used, with their pros and cons.
|Mold-N-Pour (2 Part Silicone Putty Mold)
This mold material is two parts, which you knead together and then press on your original.
|Sculpey Mold Maker (oven bake mold material)
Similar to Sculpey polymer clay, but more flexible.
|Liquid Latex Mold Builder
This mold material is brushed on in layers and reinforced with gauze.
When you are making your own molds, here are some other factors to consider:
- It’s best not to use delicate or irreplaceable objects as mold masters.
- Follow all safety and usage directions
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