"The Halloween Crafting Season has Begun"
It has been a month since my last post and, besides enjoying the last few weeks of summer vacation with trips to the Bay Area, I have been busy building up my skills in molding and casting objects in preparation of the Halloween crafting season!! I do love Christmas, but am a little obsessed with Halloween - with the history, folklore and superstitions that surround this holiday, it is a free-reign field day for my imagination to run wild and challenge myself to try new mediums and create props and decor on a much larger scale.
I decided to share one of my projects and the details for those that are starting out with molding and casting as I am...I have fallen in love with the process and have gone a little crazy since this project in that each project is larger then the next as I get a little more comfortable with the process.....
Mold Putty & Resin:
Here we go:
...in case it is hard to read, here is a list of ingredients:
* Mold Making Putty (see pic below)
* Epozy Resin Mix
*Mold Release Conditioner
* Items to be molded
* Wax paper to save your countertop
* A popsicle stick
* 2-3 clear plastic cups
|The brand of mold putty I used - purchased at Michaels|
On we go:
To make your mold from the item you have chosen:
|**Begin mixing together, you have 2 mins tops to mix and apply to the mold before the compound begins to set.|
Now for our resin casting:
** Don't forget to apply release to your mold **
Some molds may not necessarily need a mold release, but I always use the spray release anyway to be on the safe side - after losing a cast or two that would not come out of the mold, I decided I would play it safe from then on!
|Forgive the misspell: corrected "Disappear" :)|