Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Brush On/Pour On Method for Making Molds of Relief Sculptures


Could making a mold with ComposiMold get any easier?! Why, yes it could. We'll show you how to make a mold of a relief sculpture (flat shape) by just pouring or brushing melted ComposiMold onto it without even using a mold box. 

https://youtu.be/JDuXJ9y6Otw

Supplies:
ComposiMold-Food Contact
Fondant
Relief Sculpture
Toothpick
Edible Paints

Instructions:
1. Place your clean relief sculpture on a surface that ComposiMold can easily be peeled away from. In this example we use a piece of glass. (Paper surfaces are not ideal)

2. Melt your ComposiMold-FC in the microwave per the instructions included in the container. 

3. Pour a thin layer of CM-FC over the object. Be sure it covers the entire surface including the edges. 

4. Look closely for any bubbles that may have been trapped on the surface of your original object. Use a toothpick to pull the bubbles off the surface. You don't need to pop them or try to completely remove them, just be sure they are not touching the surface of the relief sculpture. 

5. Let the 1st layer cool until firm to the touch again. A thin layer such as this took less than 20 mins to cool. 

6. Pour your next layer over the first. This layer adds firmness and strength to your mold. All the detail was captured in the first layer. Be sure the entire thickness of the mold is at least 1/4" to 1/2".

7. Let this layer cool. 

8. Peel the ComposiMold-FC mold off of the original piece and flip it over onto a flat clean surface. 

9. Soften the fondant of your choice, roll to 1/8", and transfer to your mold. Press into all the details and edges of the mold. 

10. Rub excess fondant away from the edges of the final fondant piece to cut the extra away. (See video)

11. Then gently roll the final edges back towards the final fondant piece to make them neat when the piece is flipped over. 

12. Carefully flip the mold and fondant over. Then lift one edge of the mold back and away from the fondant. Slowly bend/peel the mold away from the fondant to reveal your edible creation. 

13. Paint and decorate the fondant shape with edible materials. Wrap it around the side of a cake, drape over a cupcake, or showcase it on its own!

14. Make as many fondant creations as you need or pour melted chocolate into your mold to make a different version. 

15. Wipe away any fondant or chocolate from the mold with a cold damp cloth, re-melt the ComposiMold, and store covered until your next project. 

Here is a link to a video tutorial of the same project: https://youtu.be/JDuXJ9y6Otw


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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Ten Most Compatible Casting Materials with ComposiMold

Here are some quick tips for the variety of casting materials you can use in a ComposiMold mold:
EPOXIES: Epoxy Resins, Putty, or Clay
Epoxies work well for pieces up to 8 cubic inches. For larger castings of 8+ cubic inches, choose epoxies with longer cure times of 24+ hours. Experiment with freezing the mold prior to pouring epoxy resins that create a lot of heat during curing. Epoxy resins that require an added heat source for curing are not recommended.

Try our jewelry grade, crystal clear, Clear Casting Plastic for castings up to 6 cubic inches. Chill the mold for castings up to 20 cubic inches.

URETHANE OR POLYURETHANE:
Choose a urethane with a longer cure time. These create less heat as they cure. You can also experiment with freezing the mold prior to pouring higher temperature urethane resins. Be sure to use talc powder/baby powder as your mold release before each casting made.

SILICONE:
Silicones work great in ComposiMold molds. Make castings with both platinum or tin cured silicone rubbers.

PLASTER/CONCRETE:
Mix plaster and water together in a 72 parts plaster to 28 parts water, by weight, or to a toothpaste-like consistency. Traditional plasters cure well but leave a slight soft layer on the outside of the casting. To avoid this, apply a layer of Plaster Release to the mold before pouring casts. Fast curing masonry cements work great and cure extremely strong. Follow instructions for mixing ratios.

Try our ComposiStone formulation! It’s smooth like plaster but hard as concrete. It works very well in a ComposiMold mold.

SOAPS:
Shea Butter and Glycerine Soap make great soaps! Chill the mold prior to pouring any higher temperature soaps (above 140ºF).

WAXES: (for candle molds or encaustic casting)
Soy, Paraffin, Beeswax, and Melted Crayons work really well. Chill the mold first for higher temperature waxes (above 140ºF).

Try our all natural Soy Candle Wax for candle making and beautiful wax castings. Cools to a white, creamy finish!

CLAYS:
Use any type of polymer clay, modeling clay, putty, or real clay for push molding in a ComposiMold. Do not use clay in a slurry form or the water will degrade the mold.

CHOCOLATE:
Pour or pipe many types of melted chocolate into your mold. Lightly tap or vibrate the mold to release air bubbles in the chocolate. No mold release is necessary for chocolates.

FONDANT:
Press softened fondant into your mold with your hands or a rolling pin and remove immediately. No mold release is necessary for fondant.

When casting edible treats, you can also use: no-rise cookie dough recipes, gummies, gum paste, ice, butter, and more!

...AND MANY MORE:
For your art, craft, hobby, and hardware projects, you can also try: adding fillers and dyes to casting materials, ComposiMold itself as a rubber casting material, Modeling Compounds, Polyester Resin, Paper Mache and many more!

Do you have a question about using a specific casting material that was not answered here? Email or call anytime!


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Sunday, July 31, 2016

How to Make 3-D Art with Encaustic Wax Paint

See the latest example of 3-D art with ImPRESSive Putty:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdMtV6ZwU9Q&feature=youtu.be








An amazing artist uses 2,300 year old art methods to create three dimensional works of art.



The method was first developed by the Egyptians in 3rd century B.C. But Helene Farrar has added a contemporary twist, using modern materials.



The material is Encaustic paint. Part painting, part wax. Encaustic paintings are made from beeswax with pigments.



Helene Farrar has taking the encaustic paint and created relief sculptures that pop out of the page and combines this with her painting.



Instead of painting an image, she builds the image.



Using basic mold making methods and ImPRESSive Putty, she copies areas from sculptures and found objects for use in her paintings.



www.helenefarrar.com

www.ImpressivePutty.com



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Friday, July 1, 2016

Mold Making Material Tools for Making What You Want


Our goal: Give people the tools to duplicate anything and make what you want.

How do we accomplish this? With the easiest mold making materials available.

Impressive Putty: heat, press, and let cool. Yes. It is that easy. No mold box needed. No mold release needed for plastics, resins, low melt metals, or ComposiStone. Use our Plaster Release for plaster mold making.

ComposiMold: heat, pour, and let cool. You will need a mold box (typically a cup or bowl. Use vegetable oil mold release.

All ComposiMold mold making products are re-usable. They will be there when you need them! Use them today, tomorrow, or next year. Your molds will be ready to use. You can also keep your molds if you want to by placing them in a press-n-seal bag and keeping them in a cool place.

When do you use ComposiMold? When you want great detail, flexible rubber molds. When you want to learn how to make molds without wasting money. When you want a mold making material that will always be available to you.

When do you use ImPRESSive Putty? When you want super easy-to-make molds. When you want higher melting point than ComposiMold. When you want to make molds that can’t be done in a mold box such as on a wall, statue, or upside down.

The 10oz. ComposiMold should be melted in 30 second intervals until completely melted. I have attached the heating instructions from the ComposiMold containers.

ComposiMold is certified to last 35 times or more. The material will last 50+ times if the user is careful  to avoid overheating the ComposiMold (heat slowly in short intervals). When ComposiMold is at the end of its life the master part will not release from the mold and instead the mold will break apart. However this is also a sign that the mold is to warm and has not been allowed enough time to cool.  Cooling times depend on the surrounding temperature and the size of the mold, 10oz. will take about 30 minutes to cool in the typical freezer.

Any cooking oil or cooking spray will work as a mold release, such as pam cooking spray, olive oil canola oil, vegetable oil etc.. Avoid using too much mold release as it will create defects in the mold (wipe up any pooling or access).   

To wash, the mold should be rinsed with cold water and then heated immediately after in the microwave to evaporate the excess water. Do not use hot water or use it in a dishwasher (it will dissolve).  Cutting the mold into pieces seems to speed up the heating time but, it is not required or necessary.

10oz. of ComposiMold is 237ml and will cover an abject that is 9cm X 9cm X 2.5cm or similar.

Any ComposiMold can be used for food contact molds or non-food products. After used for non-food contact casting materials such as resin, plaster, concrete, silicone…, these products will contaminate the mold so that it will no longer be food safe.

When do you want to use silicone molds? When you want to spend more money on your molds. When you want a mold that can’t be re-melted and re-used. When you know you won’t want to make changes or want fix the mold if it breaks. Use silicone molds when you want to make an entirely new mold when the first one gets old. When you want a mold that will remain as rubber even after the mold has worn away. 

How about Latex mold making material? See silicone molds, plus when you want a smelly mold.



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Friday, June 17, 2016

ComposiMold Review

Here is a quick video showing some of the work our customers have made: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEvPCmv_VhU

Thank you to everyone who has shared your amazing work.

Here’s the list in the order that they are displayed, and where we can, I’ve included a link. Check out the cool stuff:

Sarah Newsome
Bob’s Brigade
Cake Kakoots
Chuck Darnell
Diane Salyer
Judi Smith and Linda Fontana  
Heather Perry Work was part of her MFA from University of Maine Orono
John Murphy
Karen Christensen
Matt Wyatt
Shannon Green: see how she does it at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo-lQen-meo
Sharon Stiegler
Sue: she made the soaps as a fund raiser to support www.catcaretnr.org
Wanda
Annika James

Wendy Lynn
Allison Freeman Mitchell…
Jean Coombs

Thank you to all of you!


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Friday, June 10, 2016

How to Replace Hard to Find Parts for Your Powerchute

See how we used ImPRESSive Putty to replace hard to find parts for a Powerchute.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWcUYdqSoHw










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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

How to Make Butter Molds: Unique Buddha Butter Molds



Watch this video to see how you can make unique butter molds with ComposiMold.



The process is simple: just like you make chocolate molds, fondant molds, or gummy molds. Just melt the ComposiMold, pour it over your part, and you have your mold.



Imagine your pancakes with a cool shape, or a restaurant with its logo in butter!









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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Custom Chocolate and Cookie Logos and Unique Chocolate Bar Shapes


Can't get these chocolate molds or cookie molds in a store...

Using sugar cookies and chocolate, you can make almost any food safe mold shape you want. Just print out your shape, cut it out of clay and make your molds. Molds that you make are much more creative!



Edible treats that are really easy to make!





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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Make Edible Legos with Jello and ComposiMold-FC

Make a mold of your Lego bricks and then pour jello into them. They even stack together like real Legos! When you are done playing...eat them!

https://youtu.be/HA6U5u56y1I

Here are 3 tips to set you up for success when making jello castings in a ComposiMold mold!

TIP #1: Be sure to use 1/2 the amount of water asked for in the instructions. This will make a firmer jello Lego so it'll hold up to de-molding from your mold and lots of Lego stacking play!

TIP #2: Be sure to spray the inside of your ComposiMold mold with a food safe mold release before pouring the liquid jello.

TIP #3: Let the liquid jello cool way down before pouring. Also cool the mold before pouring liquid jello.

Let us know if you try this project! We'd love to hear about it and see pictures too!
~The ComposiMold Team

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Turn Polymer Clay Pendants into Epoxy Resin Jewelry

Watch the video below to learn how to turn unique polymer clay pendants into epoxy resin jewelry. It's easy to do with ImPRESSive Putty, a re-usable mold making putty made by ComposiMold.

https://youtu.be/8lrypSrvl4I


Follow these steps to make your own unique epoxy resin jewelry:
MAKE YOUR MOLD
1. Sculpt polymer clay (Sculpey in this case) into the shape pendants you want. We used a cool pattern on a silver ring to press texture into the surface of the clay. We also carved into the surface with a sharp tool. Get creative with this step!

2. Bake the polymer clay per product instructions. 

3. Add Activator to the microwavable bag and melt the ImPRESSive Putty (formerly ReMold Putty) per instructions. For the 6oz. size, we used 2, 20sec. intervals until the Putty was dough-like with no hard clumps. 

4. Let the Putty cool for 10 minutes. It's too hot to handle right out of the microwave.

5. Once the Putty is cooled off enough to handle comfortably, knead it for 3-5 minutes. This incorporates all of the Activator and smooths out any lines in the Putty. 

6. Place Putty on a plate and press your hardened clay pendants into the Putty. Don't push them so far in that they touch the plate beneath the Putty. This would make your mold too thin.

7. Let the Putty cool until firm to the touch. This mold was placed in the freezer for 1 hr.

8. Remove the Putty from the freezer. You can now de-mold your clay pendants. Simply bend the Putty mold away from the clay pendants and pull them out of the mold. ImPRESSive! 

MAKE YOUR CASTS
1. Pour Clear Casting Plastic Part A into a cup. Pour Clear Casting Plastic Part B in to a separate cup. Add epoxy resin colorant to Part A and mix before mixing the two parts together. We used Resin Obsession's dye for epoxy resin.

2. Thoroughly mix Part A with Part B. Stir slowly so you don't introduce any bubbles.

3. Slowly pour the epoxy mixture into the Putty mold. Try not to overflow so you'll have less to clean up after your castings cure.

4, Let your castings cure overnight.  

5. Remove the castings the same way you removed the pendants you molded. Bend the Putty mold away from the castings and easily pop them out. 

6. Drill holes for threading wire, jump rings, and chains through to make your one of a kind jewelry pieces. 

7. Make your pendants into earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and more! 

RE-USE IMPRESSIVE PUTTY
1. Re-Melt to Re-Use. Easy!

It's as simple as that! You too can make original epoxy resin pendants in any shape you can imagine. We'd love to know if you try this. Drop us a line and send photos!

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

3D Printed Electronic Control Box Duplication: Making 3D Printing Afford...

How to Duplicate Your 3-D Printed Parts

Here's a detailed video on how we made a mold with ComposiMold using a 3D printed part as the original. This process saves money for 3D printing.








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Monday, December 28, 2015

Learn how to make a rubber hatchet using ComposiMold and Silicone.

 

How to make a Rubber Hatchet (Theater Props, Cosplay)

Step 1: Clean the Hatchet
Clean the hatchet using soap and water. Remove any dirt, dust, loose paint and rust.
Step 2: Embed the Hatchet into Clay
Embed the hatchet into clay so that half the hatchet is showing then create Key holes (indents) in the clay. The key holes help the two mold halves line up.

Step 3: Coat the Hatchet with Mold Release
Mold release will help keep the ComposiMold from sticking to the hatchet.
Step 4: Brush ComposiMold onto the Hatchet
Start with a thin layer of ComposiMold and continue to brush more layers as the ComposiMold cools and thickens. The mold should be at least 1/4 inch thick.
Step 5: Create the Mother Mold
Once the ComposiMold has solidified, mix a batch of plaster of Paris.
Soak cheesecloth into the Plaster of Paris, and place at least 5 even layers of the Plaster soaked cheese cloth onto the rubber ComposiMold mold.
Step 6: De-mold.
Once the Plaster has hardened it is time to de mold (The Plaster will harden after 3 hours). Remove the clay and the hatchet from the mold. Clean up the hatchet and the mold to prepare them for the second half of the mold.
Step 7: Create Keys in the Mother Mold
Create keys in the mother mold so that the two halves fit together perfectly.
I used nuts in this example and glued them down with plaster. This will create holes in the second half allowing them to line up correctly.
Step 8: Create the Second Half of the Mold.
Once the mold and hatchet are cleaned put them back together.
Coat the hatchet and mold with mold release, then brush on the ComposiMold. Make sure to chill the first half in the fridge or freezer for an hour before brushing on the ComposiMold. Also, make sure the melted ComposiMold is below 145 Fahrenheit before brushing it on. If these steps are not followed it is possible for the two halves to melt into each other.
Step 9: Create the Second Half Mother Mold
Lay saran wrap over the mold so that the Plaster doesn't stick to itself. Then do the same thing we did to create the first half of the mother mold.
Step 10: De-Mold
De-Mold once again removing the hatchet from the mold.
Step 11: Prepare the Mold for Casting
When casting with silicone you can paint the mold with resin dyes or oil based paints.
Step 12: Prepare the Silicone
Dye the silicone using resin dyes or oil based paint, then brush it onto the mold.
Step 13: Finnish Casting
Quickly put the two halves tightly together, then top the mold off with more silicone.
Step 14: De-Mold and Clean up
De-Mold the rubber hatchet (the silicone took 16 hours to cure) Clean off any extra paint. Enjoy! Use it as a stage prop, for Cosplay, or for pranking your friends.

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Friday, December 18, 2015

ComposiMold's frequently asked questions of the week.

Does ComposiMold Shrink?
How does it Compare to the shrinkage of other mold making materials?
ComposiMold is a hydrocolloid based mold material, which means that its shrinkage is affected by humidity and time. The shrinkage can be controlled by storing the mold in a sealed bag or a sealed container. If you store the mold in a tightly sealed container the mold shrinkage can be as low as .1%. If the mold is left out on a dry winter day the mold can shrink by 2% in 24 hours, and will shrink even more if left uncovered.
Rubber Mold
Shrinkage
Silicone
2 - 5%
Latex
5-20%
Urethane molds
1.5 - 3.5 %
Moulage
80-85% over a few days
Alginate
80-85% over a few days
Homemade Silicone Molds Oogoo
20-60%

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Friday, December 11, 2015

How do I remove or minimize bubbles in ComposiMold?


ComposiMold's frequently asked questions of the week. 

How do I remove or minimize bubbles in ComposiMold?

 Getting a clean mold is as easy as spraying a heavy coat of bubble buster on the master object and then pouring the ComposiMold. This will give you a nice clean mold most of the time.

If you are super picky about bubbles, you have a stubborn part that tends to hold bubbles around it, or if you want to remove bubbles from the ComposiMold, we have multiple solutions to do just that!

  • Wait until the material has cooled to roughly 140 F (65 Celsius) before pouring. The closer your object and the ComposiMold are to the same temperature the less likely your part will hold bubbles close to it. You can even heat up your part if practical (don't get it to hot).
  •  Spray a heavy coat of bubble buster on your master object right before pouring ComposiMold (while the bubble buster is still wet). Bubble Buster breaks surface tension allowing bubbles to rise to the surface.
  • Heat the ComposiMold with a loose microwave safe lid on your microwave safe container (this helps remove surface bubbles).
  • In the microwave - heat the ComposiMold in short intervals. Also, let the ComposiMold sit to allow the hot melted portions to melt the non-melted portions. Do not let the material get above 200 F (90 C) the material will start to boil creating bubbles. Do your best to keep it below 180F (80 Celsius).

Do Not boil the ComposiMold like this
  • Pour the mold in one spot and allow the material to rise over the part like you would with silicone.
Pouring ComposiMold
  • To remove bubbles from the material - maintain a temperature of roughly 170 F (75 Celsius) until the bubbles have risen out of the material. This can be most easily accomplished in a double boiler.
  • You can also use a vacuum chamber to remove bubble from the material - use a heated vacuum chamber maintaining a temperature of roughly 170 F (75 Celsius) until the bubbles have risen out. Doing it in a vacuum accomplishes the same thing as maintaining the temperature as stated above. The vacuum just helps the bubbles rise a little faster.
Please let us know what questions you have, and thank you!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Craft and Hobby Association Blog Hop With Prizes




A lot happens in a year and we're very excited to share these changes with all of our colleagues at the CHA Conference and Trade Show! 

We've listened closely to your feedback and made additions and alterations to the ComposiMold line of mold making materials.

  • ReMold Putty is awesome! Apply it directly to almost any model and capture the finest detail! ReMold Putty can be used to make molds of sculptures, prototypes, candles, picture frames, coins, etc. You can cast wax, clay, low melt plastics, low melt metal, and a variety of resins into ReMold Putty. Just like ComposiMold, ReMold Putty may be remelted and used over and over.

    New 6 oz. sizes of ComposiMold come in brand new, eye catching packaging, ready to hang! Try them with a clip strip merchandiser and Header Card in a Starter Package ready to go!

    7oz. Low Melt Soy Wax for candle making now includes 12" of cotton wick!

    ComposiMold-Flex is our newest heat-and-pour formulation. It is ultra flexible for use with soft casting materials such as soap, wax, and chocolate. Simply bend the mold away from your casting to remove delicate creations.

    Make It Chocolate is specifically designed for use with chocolate! It is flexible for easy removal of chocolate shapes and comes in a brightly colored package to attract all the creative cake, cupcake, and cookie decorators. It's Easy to Make It Chocolate!

Excited?! Us too! Please come by our booth at the CHA MegaShow in Anaheim, CA, January 7-12, 2016 to meet us and check out these awesome new products! 

Oh and don't forget to enter to win a $600+ Visa Gift Card below:

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Friday, December 4, 2015

How do I figure out how much ComposiMold rubber mold making compound I need?

ComposiMold's frequently asked questions of the week.

How do I figure out how much rubber mold making compound I need?

If you know how many gallons or liters you need
The quick answer is that you will need 11 pounds per gallon, 2.75 pounds per liter or 0.042oz. per ml
If you don't already know the volume of material you need, you can measure water as if it were ComposiMold as seen in this video:
  
Or you can use math!

Start by figuring out the size of your part. The easiest way to estimate is to take the length, width and height dimensions as an estimate in cubic centimeters or cubic inches. To this dimension, add an inch to each dimension and find the total area of your mold (Or use the volume of your container that you will be molding the part in) Subtract the part size from the container size and multiply by the density of the ComposiMold. This will give you the amount of ComposiMold you need.

ComposiMold has a density of 1.2 grams per cubic centimeter or 0.7 ounces per cubic inch. In most cases approximately a 0.5 inch on the outside of your mold is good to provide mold support to your mold.

10 oz. ComposiMold = 14 cubic inches
20 oz. ComposiMold = 28 cubic inches
40 oz. ComposiMold = 56 cubic inches

Here is an example from one interested customer:
The part to be molded is 4.5 x 6 x 0.5 inches. I suggest about a 0.5 inch of ComposiMold around to provide support. So 5.5 x 7 x 1.5 inch container. 57.75 cubic inches of material minus the original piece 4.5 x 5 x 0.5=13.5 cubic inches. So 57.75-13.5 = 44.25 cubic inches. Convert to weight. ComposiMold has a density of 1.2 g/cc (0.7 ounces per cubic inch) so: 44 times 0.7 = about 30 ounces of ComposiMold to make this mold. ComposiMold is also nice because if you decide to make the mold bigger or use too much material, you can just reuse it later, so it is not just wasted unlike most mold making materials.


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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

How to Clone a Dinosaur Toy with ComposiMold








Katherine of Resin Obsession (http://resinobsession.com/) asked us to clone her dinosaur toy. She wanted to see how we do it, and she thought it would be a great way to show the power of ComposiMold to her customers.



So after she delivered the dinosaur to us, I got busy.



You never know the best way to make a mold. Even the best mold makers need to experiment to find out how they should set it up.



Where should you pour in your resin? Do you need to make a two part mold? Where should the parting lines be?



And that’s where ComposiMold comes in to play… it is reusable. I can experiment without worry, and without wasting materials.



So I did what I always do when starting a new mold making project…I experimented.



I placed the dinosaur into a cup and poured ComposiMold over it to see what happened…



I would like to say it worked perfectly and the mold is done and that’s the end of the story, but it’s not…well sort of…It did work just not the way it was supposed to.



The dinosaur didn’t float, but it didn’t stay on its feet. It flipped over onto its side…oops. Good thing I wasn’t using silicone rubber for my mold! First, I wouldn’t have known that it was flipped over because the silicone is opaque, second I would have wasted $30 on a messed up mold.



With ComposiMold,  I placed the mold in the refrigerator to cool off, started to pull out the dinosaur to do it again, when I realized that the mold turned out pretty good.



When it was solidified, I thought that the mold looked pretty good, so before remelting it, I poured a little more ComposiMold over the side to make it a little thicker, cut out the dinosaur and filled it with the epoxy just to see what it would be like…it was difficult to fill the small parts…I used a small wire to push the bubbles out of the hands and tail. So the mold worked. This blue dinosaur is actually a color changing dinosaur. When I add heat, it will turn clearer. (She’ll turn invisible!)



But since that wouldn’t make a good video I decided to do it again. Yes, I know. ComposiMold is cool…no wait, warm, warm when it’s melted. So I remelted the mold and did it again the “right” way so I can have it on video….


That great part is that I have not wasted any money or mold making material. I’ve experimented, learned the best way  to duplicate the action figure, and can do it again! Experiment #1 is a success.



First I coat the dinosaur with a thin layer of mold release, and then spray it with Bubble Buster to reduce the chances of bubbles sticking to the part.



To hold the dinosaur in place now that I know it will flip over, I have several options. I can glue it in place, do it as a two part mold, or the way that I chose….I poured a little ComposiMold into a cup and let that solidify first. Then I placed the dinosaur into the cup and poured a little more ComposiMold around its feet and torso and let that solidify. This ComposiMold held the dinosaur in place while we made the rest of the mold. Because we did not cool the first part of the mold or put a mold release in between the layers, the ComposiMold will melt together.



Another advantage of ComposiMold is that it is transparent. We can see where the dinosaur is within the mold. This lets us cut the parting line where we want it to be.



We could also have done this as a two part mold, but this seemed easier. Maybe we can do a two part mold next time… just to show the difference.



I assumed that the people who made this dinosaur originally put their parting lines in good spots, I decided to copy where they put them. But since I used a rubber mold making material, I need less of a parting line. I cut from the top so I could remove the part without damaging the feet and tiny hands.



I used Resin Obsessions Clear Casting Resin…This was my first time using that resin. It was thin for easy pouring and easily colored with different color dyes…also from Resin Obsessions.

I made several dinosaurs with this mold. Then, because I can, and ComposiMold is awesome like this, I remelted it to make a new mold. I made a rabbit to keep the town safe from the Dinosaurs!

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Easy Make It Chocolate Duplicate Your Art in Chocolate








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This is Easy Make It Chocolate, and with it you can duplicate almost anything
into chocolate .

The process is, as the name says, Easy. Melt the Easy Make
It Chocolate in a microwave or double boiler, much like you melt your
chocolate.

When warmed, it turns into a thin liquid that you pour it
over your object that you want to duplicate,
Then let cool or place it in the freezer for 15 minutes.

When it’s cool, Easy Make It is a stretchable, flexible
rubber that flexes around chocolate to make removal from the mold easy

And what sets Easy Make It apart is that it is Reusable. You
can remelt it again and again so that you can pour over your next design.

Because you can use it as many times as you want, it makes a
great tool, so it is there whenever you need it. Just pull out the Easy Make It
Chocolate, and make a mold that is unique and 100% your own.

Most of you have used the plastic or silicone molds. We’ve
all seen the molds, probably many of you have the same ones because they make
thousands of them that are all the same…and like many of us, you use it once,
and then it goes onto your shelf never to be used again.

So for the price of one silicone mold, you can have many dozens
of unique shapes, each one as unique as you.

Easy Make it is eco-friendly and does not contain  any petroleum based polymers. And because it
is reusable, you are not putting more non-biodegradable rubber into the world.

And of course, Easy Make it is also 100% food contact safe. Be
sure your original part is clean, pour EMC over it, and you’re ready. To clean,
use a cold wet wash cloth and let it completely dry. Remelt it to make your next
creation.

And because you know it can be melted in a microwave or
double boiler, you know you can use it almost any time for weddings, school
treats, birthdays, or just because.

What you do is only limited by your imagination.

Experiment with shapes you never thought possible

And for those who want to take their art to the next level, When
you are ready to create something of your own, when you want to make the
creations that are in your mind, the tool to use is Easy Make It Chocolate.

Hi I’m Stan Farrell, the developer of Easy Make It Chocolate
and President of ComposiMold. Along with the rest of the team here at
ComposiMold,  Michelle, Shawn, Bobbi, and
Dan, we are here to  help make your ideas
real. What can we do to help?



We have a Free E-book available that gives you more examples
and more ways of using our reusable mold making products. Ask below,  Call or Email us if you have questions.  We would love to see what you make, and thank
you!


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Friday, November 20, 2015

Can ComposiMold be used to cast silicone objects?

ComposiMold's frequently asked questions of the week. 

Can ComposiMold be used to cast silicone objects?

You can use many casting materials in the ComposiMold rubber molds including silicone.
First create your mold, then once you have your mold spray it with silicone mold release. Measure and mix your silicone according to the instructions given on the container or flyer (different types of silicone have different mix ratios). Then pour your silicone mixture into the mold and wait for it to solidify before removing



Here is a list of other casting materials that can be used with ComposiMold.
  • plaster or gypsum, concrete:Use as thick a mixture as possible to give stronger castings: Because ComposiMold is biodegradable, if the solution is too liquidy, you may damage the mold details.
  • plastics:look for urethane or epoxy resins that cure slowly to reduce the heat created during curing.
  • chocolate:works awesome: white chocolate, dark chocolate, tasty chocolate
  • candle wax, and soap! Freeze the ComposiMold first so that the wax or soap will cool faster than the ComposiMold can heat up.
  • Many others!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

ComposiMolding...It could happen to you



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