- 1 What can I use as a mold for epoxy resin?
- 2 Can you make your own resin molds?
- 3 What can I use to make a mold for resin?
- 4 Can I use Vaseline as mold release?
- 5 What is an alternative to epoxy resin?
- 6 What material does epoxy not stick to?
- 7 How do you keep resin from sticking to mold?
- 8 Can you make a resin mold out of hot glue?
- 9 How do you make a mold out of household items?
- 10 Can I use clay as a mold for resin?
- 11 Can you use plastic molds for resin?
What can I use as a mold for epoxy resin?
A wide variety of things can be used as molds for resin.
- Step 1: Gather cookie cutters. As odd as it may seem, the best cookie cutters for this technique are metal.
- Step 3: Get Silly Putty. Yes, the kid’s toy Silly Putty.
- Step 4: Get resin.
Can you make your own resin molds?
The answer is YES you CAN make molds for resin. In fact, the result was far more impressive than I had even dreamed it could be. Granted I experienced some issues but rest assured, making fabulous molds for your resin projects is very easy and with this tutorial you ‘ll soon be on your way!
What can I use to make a mold for resin?
Creating the Mold
- EasyMold Silicone Putty.
- EasyMold Silicone Rubber (Liquid)
- Mold Builder Liquid Latex Rubber.
Can I use Vaseline as mold release?
Petroleum jelly is a suitable mold release agent best suited for simple molds without fine details. The jelly thins when applied by hand, coating the mold material. If used on highly detailed molds, the petroleum jelly may be as thick as some of the fine details, resulting in lost details on your finished resin object.
What is an alternative to epoxy resin?
Usually, hard plaster or concrete can be used as casting materials instead of epoxy resin. They are cheaper and can be used on larger pieces as well.
What material does epoxy not stick to?
Epoxy resin adhesives will bond all woods, aluminum and glass well. It does not bond to Teflon, polyethylene, polypropylene, nylon, or Mylar. It bonds poorly to polyvinyl chloride, acrylic and polycarbonate plastics. The only way to tell if an epoxy will bond to a material is to try it.
How do you keep resin from sticking to mold?
- Mold release. We use mold release to keep resin from sticking to molds.
- Polyethylene plastics.
- Anything with a greasy surface.
- Polyethylene or polypropylene plastics.
- Painter’s tape of packing tape – either clear or brown masking tape.
- Wax paper, parchment paper or freezer paper.
Can you make a resin mold out of hot glue?
Since cold hot glue doesn’t stick to anything you won’t need to use any other form of mold release. Simply fill the mold with resin and cure it. I cured it in a UV tank that’s meant to cure SLA prints but sticking it in sunlight for a few hours, or under a UV light for 30 minutes works just as well.
How do you make a mold out of household items?
The recipe for using Household Items for Making Molds:
- Buy 100% silicone caulking.
- Squeeze it out into a bowl.
- Mix 5 tablespoons of cornstarch into the silicone.
- Wipe our original shape with a mold release, such as vegetable oil or vaseline.
- Pour the silicone over the object you want to mold.
- Let cure.
Can I use clay as a mold for resin?
I have used uncured polymer clay to make a shape and pour resin into. Yes, it generally works. What I found to be one issue is that if the surface of the clay is not completely smooth, any tiny little crack or tiny crevice will allow resin to seep into and fill.
Can you use plastic molds for resin?
You can use any mold that was made for resin casting, but be sure to follow the manufacturer’s suggestions for which mold release chemicals to use. Avoid thin plastic molds (like those made for candy-making), as resin will stick to that type of plastic and you ‘ll have difficulty getting your cured pieces out.