Make Your Own Silicone Molds – Easy Mold Making (Mould) – For Candle Or Resin Molds


What’s up everybody I’m Tim from
Timber Ridge Gifts. So in this video I’m going to show you how you can make a silicone
mold out of pretty much anything, using just a few simple supplies. So let’s
check out what we’re going to need. Our main ingredients are gonna be corn
starch, food coloring, and clear silicone caulking. Additionally you’re gonna need
a caulking gun, a disposable mixing bowl, and something to stir all this together with. A pair of rubber gloves will be helpful. This stuff really really stinks so if you have access to one, a respirator or a
fresh air mask will really come in handy. If not, you definitely need to do this in
a well-ventilated area. This is really all we need to start
making our own molds so let’s begin and show you how to put all this together. The first thing we’re going to do is measure out how much silicone we’re
going to need. I use the word “measure” kind of loosely because we’re not
actually using prescribed measurements. Basically just kind of eyeballing it
to get the amount that we’re gonna need for the item that we’re going to be
molding. A good rule to follow is it’s better to have too much than too little. Next we’re going to add our food coloring. This is going to serve a couple of
purposes. First, it’s obviously gonna color it to make it a little bit more
interesting, and it allows us to color code these if we’re making a
bunch of them. And also it’s said that the water in the food coloring helps to
accelerate the curing process of the silicone. You can add as little or as much
as you want. Obviously the more you add the darker your finished product is going to be. Now we’re just going to mix this
thoroughly. As you can see it’s very sticky and hard to work with. This is
where our corn starch comes in. It basically serves to dry it out a bit and
make it less tacky and easier to work with. So we can actually mold things with
it. We’re just gonna work this into a ball and then we’re going to add it to
our corn starch. This is where the rubber gloves really come in handy! We’re gonna make sure that is covered
well. Now we’re just going to work this with our hands until everything is mixed
together really well. As it becomes more sticky we’re going to dip it back down
into the cornstarch. You’ll know when it’s ready because it will be a lot easier to handle without sticking to you and it will have the
consistency of Play-Dough. From this point we’ve got about ten minutes before this
really sets up. That’s gonna depend a lot on the weather and the humidity, but ten
minutes is a good baseline though. Now we need to go to get this spread out
and get our items in it you get ready to set up. We’re just going to take a
cookie sheet, flatten this out a bit. I’m going to start adding our items. This is going to cure pretty soon and
we’ll be able to pop those out, and start using our mold! As you guys can see you can mold
pretty much anything using just a few simple ingredients and a little bit of
time and effort. These things are incredibly durable, you can hand wash
them with warm soap and water and long as you take care of them they’ll last
pretty much forever. I’ve got some that are four or five years old and they’re
absolutely perfect for any wax molding or resin jewelry casting project that
you might have. You guys make sure to subscribe to my channel. Make sure you
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