I haven't posted anything in a while! (but I finished the first draft of my novel!!!)
But here's another tutorial to make up for it. :)
How to use Epoxy/Crystal Clay in a Silicone Mold
- rubber gloves
- epoxy clay (for this tutorial I used Apoxie-Sculpt)
- silicone mold (I got this one off Amazon. The brand is Martha Stewart)
NOTE: once you use a silicone mold with epoxy clay (any brand), you CANNOT re-use this mold for food. No one likes clay residue in their chocolate. ;)
Step ONE: mix your epoxy clay
I like using Apoxie Sculpt the best for silicone molds... it's a lot softer than other brands. Keep on pushing and add more clay until the clay is completely flat across the surface of the mold. Otherwise you'll find there are air bubbles or spots where the clay didn't push in all the way - if this is the case, once the clay dries, there will be missing parts.
It's best to start with a little bit of clay and make sure you completely completely cover the bottom before adding more on top.
Tip#1: Sometimes it helps to pre-shape the clay into whatever shape the mold is.
Tip#2: If you have too much, just pinch the excess away and then push the remaining clay down again.
|Just wiggle the silicone mold around to pop the letter out. If it's a good quality mold, you can be a little rough/firm and the mold won't rip.|
I hope this tutorial was helpful.
Stay tuned for a comparison between how DeCore, Apoxie-Sculpt, ETI Jewelry Clay, and Crystal Clay work in silicone mold. :)