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Latex and Silicone Mould Making Techniques and Casting with Resins and Plasters

In this section we have an ever growing collection of articles covering topics such as silicone mould making techniques, latex mould making and mold making silicone rubber types, making a mould of specific objects, making silicone moulds for food applications, casting resin in latex moulds and much, much more.


Table of Contents (Click on the topic to view all related articles)
MONEY MAKING IDEAS COLD CASTING mixing metal powders with resin
LIFE CASTING making body moulds and casting METAL PATINAS
RESIN JEWELLERY making moulds and casting GARDEN MOULDS
LATEX mould making and casting PIGMENTS & OXIDES
SILICONE mould making techniques MISCELLANEOUS
PLASTER casting and mould making  
RESINS casting plastic resins  
 

Read Me First: - Getting Started



Money Making Ideas
Subscibe to our RSS Feed Learn how Mould Making and Casting can help you make MONEY, have fun and develop your Creativity
Subscibe to our RSS Feed How to make 1000% profit selling plaster painting paint.
 

Life
Casting
Subscibe to our RSS Feed Getting Started in Alginate Casting with Body Casting Materials In this article we give you the basics of making a mould of a human hand and creating a casting from the mould.
 

Resin Jewellery
Subscibe to our RSS Feed Making Jewellery with the New Resins Resin jewellery is very much the current item of interest in the jewellery marketplace. Check out the latest developments in this exciting area in our new article.
Subscibe to our RSS Feed Finishing Resin Jewellery and Embedments An article detailing the many finishing techniques that can be applied to Resin Jewellery.
Subscibe to our RSS Feed How to make a silicone Jewellery mould I am often asked for simple straightforward instructions on how to go about making a mould of a simple flat backed object such as a jewellery pendant or a badge or even perhaps of a wall plaque. The techniques for making any of these objects is basically the same.
Subscibe to our RSS Feed How to polish up your resin jewellery pieces We've put this article together to show you how you can achieve a perfect glassy surface on all your resin pieces.
Subscibe to our RSS Feed Amber Resin Jewellery Making How do you make a faux amber necklace with basic mould making and casting?
Subscibe to our RSS Feed Glass Fusing Jewellry Microwave Kiln It is now easy to create your own wonderful fused glass jewellery in your own microwave oven.
 

Latex Moulds/Molds
Subscibe to our RSS Feed Sealers & Release Agents required when making latex moulds
Subscibe to our RSS Feed Latex - How does it work? This article explains the different grades of latex that can be used in making a mould and how to use them.
Subscibe to our RSS Feed How to Use Latex Moulds An introduction to the use of latex moulds.
Subscibe to our RSS Feed How to Use Latex Moulds for Concrete This article gives you all the information you need to use latex moulds with concrete.
Subscibe to our RSS Feed How to Use Latex Moulds for Plaster This article gives you all the information you need to use latex moulds with plaster.
Subscibe to our RSS Feed How to Use Latex Moulds for Resins This article gives you all the information you need to use latex moulds with Resin.
Subscibe to our RSS Feed How to Use Latex Moulds for Stone Plasters This article gives you all the information you need to use latex moulds with Stone Plasters.
Subscibe to our RSS Feed How to Use Latex Moulds for Wax This article gives you all the information you need to use latex moulds with Wax.
Subscibe to our RSS Feed How to Use Latex Moulds to Make $$ MONEY $$ This article gives you all the information you need to make money with latex moulds.
 

Silicone Moulds/Molds
Subscibe to our RSS Feed How to make a Silicone Mould This article takes you step by step through the process of making a silicone mould. [PDF File may a few minutes to load]
Subscibe to our RSS Feed How to use Silicones This article gets you started making a mould using one of the best mould making materials around.
Subscibe to our RSS Feed How to make a silicone mould without air bubbles This article helps you create silicone moulds without air bubbles ruining the surface of your mould.
Subscibe to our RSS Feed How to make a silicone Jewellery mould I am often asked for simple straightforward instructions on how to go about making a mould of a simple flat backed object such as a jewellery pendant or a badge or even perhaps of a wall plaque. The techniques for making any of these objects is basically the same.
Subscibe to our RSS Feed How to make a 2 part Silicone Mould This article gives you all the information you need to make a 2 part silicone mould.
Subscibe to our RSS Feed ALDAX SILICONE PUTTY This article introduces our rapid setting kneadable mould making putty (includes an instructional video).
 

Plaster
Subscibe to our RSS Feed NEW! Aldax Moulds Level Caster A new innovation developed by Aldax Moulds to give you a perfect level back to your plaster castings.
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How to Mix and cast Aldax Plastic Plaster Moulds This is a very useful article on how to correctly mix Casting plaster giving you perfect bubble free castings and pouring into our wide range of plastic plaster moulds. This article can also be used with latex rubber moulds.
Subscibe to our RSS Feed How to Create a Marble Effect with Plaster By adding colour to plaster and pouring into moulds or onto a glass surface it is possible to obtain natural marble effects. Read this article to see how.
 

Resins

Subscibe to our RSS Feed The new easy mixing CraftCast The new equal volume casting resin which sets hard in 3 minutes.
Subscibe to our RSS Feed What are fillers and how are they used with resin? This article outlines the main types of fillers and what they are used for.

Subscibe to our RSS Feed Embedding with clear casting resin In this article we talk about clear casting resin for a variety of applications.

 

Cold Casting
Subscibe to our RSS Feed Cold casting with metal and resins Produce items which look as though they have been cast in solid metal.
 

Metal Patinas
Subscibe to our RSS Feed How to patina Faux Metals An introduction to patinas and their applications
Subscibe to our RSS Feed How to patina Faux Metals Part 2 In this article we look at the use of patinas on non metallic surfaces.
 

Garden Moulds

Subscibe to our RSS Feed How to care for and use your Aldax Garden Moulds With all the interest in our increasing range of concrete moulds I have got together a list of the most commonly asked questions and added them to our Tech Tips under the title of "How to Care For and Use Concrete Garden Moulds"
 

Pigments and Oxides (Colour Charts)
Subscibe to our RSS Feed Pigment and Oxide Colour Charts Here is the complete range of pigments and oxides available from Aldax Moulds compiled into a neat and tidy Colour Chart Booklet.
 

Miscellaneous

Subscibe to our RSS Feed Which Mould to Use Are you thinking of using a material and don't know which mould to use? This article may help you to decide.
Subscibe to our RSS Feed How to make backup moulds An article describing several ways of making a mould with a backup mould.
Subscibe to our RSS Feed What rubbers can I use for mould making? An overview of the different types of rubbers that can be used for mould making and how to buy them.
Subscibe to our RSS Feed Aristocrat Liquid Glass? [PDF File may a few minutes to load] Now available from Aldax is Aristocrat High Gloss Coating. 1 coat equals 50 coats of varnish!!
Subscibe to our RSS Feed How to Use Flocking? [PDF File may a few minutes to load] Flocking is commonly used for the bases of chess pieces. Flocking is now available in many new colours and there are many decorative uses for this product. Learn how to use flocking in this article!!
Subscibe to our RSS Feed Making A Model for Mould Making To make a mould you need a model. Taking the time to learn about the techniques of model making and the materials used to make these models, will enable you to cast unique and different products, capable of having the design registered as a copyright.
Subscibe to our RSS Feed How to do a small fibreglass project In this article we are going to look at the simple process of making a small fibreglass project. It is easier than you think and you will gain the skills to make very strong and rigid fibreglass parts in no time!

 

 

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