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  • does anyone make their own moulds?

    hi,
    i was wondering if anyone makes their own candle moulds and if so what they use?

    a freind of mine did art at uni and he made many moulds for various projects but cant remember what materials he used, he said there were two things you mixed to make a resin and paste it to something to make a rubber mould, sounds great, but it would also have to be ok with making candles...

    just wondered if anyone knew of something similar?? or something even better!!!

    thanks! sarah

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    I have used latex to make plaster molds. http://www.fredaldous.co.uk/search.c...ch&query=latex
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    • #3
      There's a goodly tutorial on making silicone moulds here.

      Tiranti's have a good range of silicones and also modelling materials/tools if you wan to make models first. They're very helpful.

      I've made silcone moulds for soap not candles though - but I've seen silcone candle moulds when looking for soap moulds.
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      • #4
        That's a brilliant tut Elaine. I wonder if it would work with a model sculpted from polymer clay?
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        • #5
          It is a good one isn't it - I read somewhere else that you shouldn't stack solid silicone moulds as they eventually squash out of shape so I made the moulds in a plastic food storage box (little bit of hard work getting them out) and used the next size up to store them in.

          I can't see that it wouldn't work with polymer clay but if it does need a release agent Tiranti's would know.

          Tiranti's also stock foodsafe silicone.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by ElaineJ View Post
            It is a good one isn't it - I read somewhere else that you shouldn't stack solid silicone moulds as they eventually squash out of shape so I made the moulds in a plastic food storage box (little bit of hard work getting them out) and used the next size up to store them in.

            I can't see that it wouldn't work with polymer clay but if it does need a release agent Tiranti's would know.

            Tiranti's also stock foodsafe silicone.
            What a brilliant idea! Why don't I ever come up with little gems like that, lol! When you say *hard* to get out of the box, how hard are we talking?

            Gail
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