Monday, August 3, 2015

Concrete, Dogs, Gardens and Moulds; Duplicate and Create a Concrete Poodle, German Shepherd, or French Bulldog using ComposiMold!

This video will teach you how to make and duplicate a large concrete Poodle, German Shepher, French Bulldog and other types of garden statues.
 

 
·         First create your mold box.
o   For best results use wood that has been sealed
o   Spray with a heavy coat of mold release.
§  The pieces that I used were not sealed so it made it challenging to remove the pieces from the mold.
o   The mold box is 12”X18”X29” We made sure the mold was at least 1inch thick around the entire statue.
o   Fill in all the cracks where your liquid mold making material ComposiMold could escape.
§  I used silicone caulking to too fill in the gaps and cracks. If you want to guarantee the ComposiMold wont escape, fill the mold box with water and see if it can hold without any problems.
·         Prepare your master.
o   Make sure your master is sealed.
o   Coat it with mold release.
o   Place it in the mold box and spray it with a heavy coat of bubble buster.
§  Bubble Buster is a great way to prevent bubbles from sticking to your part by breaking surface tension and allowing the bubbles to rise to the surface.
·         Create your mold
o   Melt the ComposiMold in a 55 gallon drum or a double boiler
§  Use heat belts that have a maximum temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
§  We used about 250Lbs of ComposiMold for this project.
·         Demold
o   For large projects like this wait 24 hours before removing the mold box.
§  If it still feels soft it has not finished cooling.
o   We chose to pour the mold in one part which means that we had to cut the mold in order to get the original statue out.
§  This process does work, however I would highly recommend creating a parting line ahead of time by inserting a plastic sheet where you want the mold to come apart before pouring the ComposiMold. This will make demolding a lot easier and a nicer looking mold.
o   Once you do get the original out of the mold coat it with mold release then put the two halves back together in the mold box and prepare it for the cement.
 
·         Create your duplicate
o   Use Pro Finnish 5000 concrete mix made by Quickcrete (or similar) which can be found at most hardware store.
§  Pro Finnish 5000 works great with ComposiMold and only takes 14 hours to cure.
o   Mix 80 pounds of cement with 1 gallon of water.
o    Pour the concrete into the mold one section at a time making sure all the areas of the dog filled especially its nose.
§  A hammer drill works great for vibrating the mold allowing the cement to flow throughout the mold.
o   The cement should be removed from the mold after 14 hours to allow it to finish curing.
o   Gently remove the duplicate from the mold to prevent cracking and damage.
o   Admire your creation then create more or re-melt the mold and make a new mold.

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Friday, July 31, 2015

ComposiMold as Rubber Casting Material for Biodegradable Fishing Lures

I think we've got a bite! 

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You can use ComposiMold as a biodegradable rubber casting material to use as a fishing lure! We simply added 3 Tablespoons of cornmeal and some food coloring to the melted ComposiMold and poured it into our ReMold Putty mold.

Now we can add a hook and we've got ourselves a winning fishing lure that will slowly dissolve in water. This means, you will not be harming the environment if your lure gets away...just like the last "big one" did...





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Monday, July 27, 2015

ComposiMold Created Chocolate Cake Toppers For The Greenlight Maine Competition!

Check out the cupcakes and chocolate cake toppers Bobbi created for the GreenLight Maine judges!!!


 The chocolate cake toppers were all created using ComposiMold.
It is a very impressive variety of toppers!

If you missed it, ComposiMold was chosen to be on the Greenlight Maine show! (Maine’s friendly version of shark tank) http://www.wcsh6.com/story/life/2015/07/21/greenlight-maine-to-invest-in-local-business/30489255/


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Check out the Cupcakes and chocolate cake toppers Bobbi created for the GreenLight Maine judges!!!


Check out the Cupcakes and chocolate cake toppers Bobbi created for the GreenLight Maine judges!!!


 The chocolate cake toppers were all created using ComposiMold.
It is a very impressive variety of toppers!

If you missed it, ComposiMold was chosen to be on the Greenlight Maine show! (Maine’s friendly version of shark tank) http://www.wcsh6.com/story/life/2015/07/21/greenlight-maine-to-invest-in-local-business/30489255/


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Thursday, July 23, 2015

How to Make Beaded Dangle Earrings Using ComposiMold, Polymer Clay, and Silver Wire

We showed you how to make a polymer clay pendant by push molding with ComposiMold-Firm. In this next video, I will show you how to turn that polymer clay pendant into a beaded, dangle earring using silver wire, turquoise beads, and a few tools.


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Monday, July 20, 2015



How To Make Custom Plastic LEGO Bionicle Masks At Home

After several requests to make Bionicles masks, we finally did it! We purchased a random Bionicle off EBay, and then we modified the mask using clay and basic sculpting techniques to create a really cool custom Bionicle mask design!  We molded the sculpted mask using ComposiMold Original then, we casted it using Clear Casting Plastic to turn it into a durable plastic part. Finally we painted it to give the mask style.

 
 
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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Cut Block Mold Making Technique for Complicated and Fragile Parts

Once again ComposiMold proves its user friendliness...

Not only can you see through the material to be sure you are liking how your molds and casts are coming out, but you can also work with fragile and complicated parts by cutting the mold with a sharp clean knife.



In this example of the "cut block" technique you will see how we made a cut down a center parting line of our master object to be able to remove it from the cooled mold. We left a large portion of the mold intact so it will line back up with we make our casting.

We wanted to be sure that we casted the tail of this little lion and that it didn't break when we removed the fragile chocolate version. It was a success!

Don't be afraid to cut the mold, tape it back together if needed, and make your casts. We don't call ComposiMold user friendly for nothing!


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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

What Did You Mold Today?  Project recap.

Thank you all for watching and commenting on our What Did You Mold Today video series!
We had a lot of fun creating everything from an apple candle to a Leonardo Da Vinci statue.
If you missed the videos you have a lot to catch up on!



Don’t worry there are more videos to come, so if there is something
you would like to see please let us know!

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Friday, July 10, 2015

 
Do you have a flower garden? Why not make a concrete version of the famous painter, scientist and mathematician Leonardo da Vinci for it? Do you have anything cooler than Leonardo da Vinci to stick in your flower garden?
 
 

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Resin Jewelry with ComposiMold's ReMold and Clear Casting Plastic, Epoxy Resin

Resin Jewelry is super easy to make with ComposiMold's ReMold Putty and Clear Casting Plastic, epoxy resin! Choose the object you want to make a ReMold Putty mold of and turn it into resin jewelry you can wear! Resin Crafts are popular and easy with ComposiMold's ReMold Putty!




In today's video you will see how we turned a really great clear epoxy resin casting into a one-of-a-kind pendant for a necklace by adding beads and paper to the uncured resin. The possibilities really are endless!

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Make A Fairy garden!
 
Today we made a fairy garden! We used ComposiMold, a mould making material that is similar to silicone. However, unlike silicone molds ComposiMold can be re-used / re-melted. I was given the Fairy to mould a year ago but never got around to moulding it. Now that the flowers are out the Tooth Fairy sculpture seemed like the perfect project! It doesn’t get much cooler than mushrooms, Fairies, and flower gardens.



Fairy Garden Video
Make unique one-of-a-kind Concrete statuaries, stepping stones, rock walls, sculptures, and water baths. Your mold sizes can range from a couple of cubic inches to the size of a bird bath.
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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Use Organic Objects From Nature to Make Your Mold

There are plenty of objects to make molds of in the natural world. In this video you will see Stan make a mold and cast of a flower bud. We have also used tree bark, acorns, pinecones, leaves, rocks, and more.






An important lesson you will learn in this video is that anchoring your natural found object to the bottom of your mold box is very important. If the object is very light it will float to the top of your melted ComposiMold. You can easily fish it out and start over, but taking the time in the beginning will save you time and frustration in the end!
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Monday, July 6, 2015

Despicable Me Minion Duplicating With ComposiMold.
 
Today we used concrete to create a Minion garden statue. Several months back, we created a yellow chocolate Minion cake topper for an Ises cake show. I recently found the left over minion mold laying around and decided to use it to create a concrete minion.


Despicable Me Minion Video
 
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Friday, July 3, 2015

Create a Garden Statue of a Frog

Today we used cement to create a garden statue of a frog. Why? Because Shawn really really likes frogs! Stay tuned to the end of the video to find out an interesting fact about frogs. Here’s a hint- Burp!
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Comment Below: Who is the most popular frog: Ed Bighead, Hypnotoad, Futurama, Kenneth Zollo, Michigan J. Frog, Battletoads, C.J. Frog, Jump, Freddy Frog, Frogger, Baron Dante, Frog,  Froggy, Grandfather Frog, Jeremy Fisher, Kermit the Frog or some other frog

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 What are you going to make today?

ComposiMold mold making materials are reusable. They allow for continuous mold making without the worry. Here is a list and brief description of the mold making materials ComposiMold has available.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Turn Your Logo into a Chocolate Cake Topper

We turned the Startup and Create logo into a white chocolate cupcake topper! You can do this too by printing out a logo as line art, placing the paper over a piece of polymer clay, and tracing and cutting the logo out of the clay.

We then put the clay logo shape into a heat safe mold box and poured ComposiMold-FC over  the top.

Once the ComposiMold-FC cools, you can remove the clay and pour melted chocolate into it. The chocolate hardens fairly quickly and even quicker in the freezer. Simply bend the mold away from the chocolate logo, once the chocolate has hardened, and use the chocolate casting to decorate cakes or cupcakes.

Don't forget, once you are done making your cake toppers in this mold, re-melt the mold to make over 35 different logos with one container of ComposiMold-FC.


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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

How to Use a Wallpaper Scrap to Make a Fondant Cake Wrap Texture

Easily transfer interesting textures onto the side of your cake with a ComposiMold mold. In this example, we used a scrap piece of textured wall paper to make our mold. 

 
1. Glue the entire back side of the paper to a perfectly flat heat safe mold box. (You can make any shape and depth mold box with tin foil.) Be sure the surface you are resting the mold on is level and perfectly flat.

2. Coat the textured paper and inside of the mold box with Food Contact Safe Mold Release. Wipe away any excess. 

3. Melt ComposiMold-FC (food contact) per instructions on the lid. Do not let it boil, as this will introduce too many bubbles.

4. Pour the ComposiMold-FC into your mold box to cover the paper by at least 1/2".


5. Let the mold cool and solidify on the flat surface.

6. Pull the mold away from the tin foil and then remove the wallpaper from the mold. 


 
7. Trim any rough edges of the mold with a clean knife or kitchen scissors. 

8. Soften your fondant and press it into the mold. Using a rolling pin eliminates the added heat of your fingers which may warp your fondant casting. 

 
9. Trim the edges of your fondant cake wrap and apply to the cake. 

10. You can also pick up details in the mold to decorate the top and sides of the cake.

 The possibilities are endless. You can find textures to mold everywhere you look. If you are not able to put the texture you want to duplicate into a mold box due to it's location, you can use a different method called: the Brush On Method. This allows you to brush melted ComposiMold onto a texture in place. One example is an instance where we wanted to duplicate a flower detail on the back of a lawn chair. After washing the plastic chair with soap and hot water we followed the steps to create a mold with this technique. Then we were able to make white chocolate castings in this mold. See how the possibilities are endless?!

White chocolate flower made in a mold of a detail on a lawn chair. The Brush On Method was used here.


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Today we used silicone putty to create a rubber Big Bird from Sesame Street. Why? Who would want a rubber Big Bird! To learn more about how to turn your thoughts into creations through mold making sign-up for this FREE eBook---a molding making success guide: Follow the link below- http://composimold.com/Ebook.html

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What are you going to make today?

ComposiMold mold making materials are reusable. They allow for continuous mold making without the worry. Here is a list and brief description of the mold making materials ComposiMold has available.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Custom Table Decorations for Weddings Using ComposiMold

Instead of buying generic decorations for the next wedding you help plan, use ComposiMold and make one-of-a-kind decorations that the special couple will love!

In this example, we used clay to make the initial circle bead. Then we pressed small letters, that we bought from the craft store, into the center of each of them. We also pressed a peace sign bead into one of the clay circles. Peace and love was the theme of this wedding. 

Remember, the package of letters we bought can be reused to mark different initials over and over again.


Proceed by applying Mold Release and Bubble Buster to the initialed clay pieces and then pour the melted ComposiMold over them to cover by at least 1/2".

Let the ComposiMold solidify back to its rubbery consistency and then remove the clay.

NOTE: ComposiMold-FC, Original, Flex, and Firm are all food contact safe, so if it's never been used with non-food items, you could cast these shapes in chocolate or fondant now. 

I will be using urethane resin to make the table decorations.

Mix your resin per instructions on the label and then fill the mold cavities with an appropriate Mold Release. I can then pour my urethane resin into my mold, let cure, remove, and paint.


Everyone loves handmade items. Wow all the guests at the wedding with this cool project. Choose the shape of clay you want, the image on the third clay "bead", and the color scheme to paint them. They can be used to wrap the linens around the silverware, as place holders, or fun giveaway on a string.


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Olympia Turns a Squinkie into a White Chocolate Ring Pop

What would we do without our most creative mold makers around? Our kids make the coolest things!

Olympia, the founder of ComposiMold's daughter, wanted to make a toy she could actually eat, just like babies chew on their toys. Who wouldn't want that, right?!

She explains the ComposiMold process as well as any of her adult counterparts and turns her little Squinkie toy into white chocolate. By pressing an empty Ring Pop ring into the bottom of the still melted chocolate, she was able to turn her creation into a functional AND EDIBLE work of art!




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Monday, June 29, 2015


Today we used ComposiMold and Clear Casting Plastic to create an
Elephant, Leonardo Da Vinci and Shopkins Peta Plunger. 
 
Elephant, Leonardo Da Vinci and Shopkins Peta Plunger Video

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