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Using Silicone Molds by RarasJewels Using Silicone Molds by RarasJewels
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Where did you get your mold?
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MiniatureSweet on Etsy. You can make your own, but if you are like me and cannot get mold putty in your area you can buy them online.

Can I make my own molds?

Of course~ I don't have a place around here that sells mold putty, but most Micheal's craft stores should sell it. It runs under the brand name of Amazing Mold Putty. It can be pretty expensive, but you can make a lot of molds with it. I would suggest buying the putty with a coupon (Micheal's almost always has one in the Sunday papers).

What all can I use molds for?

"Food (Chocolate, Hard Candy, Butter, Ice Cream, Fudge, Fondant, Ice, Gelatin, Marzipan, Candy Clay, Gum Paste, Royal Icing, Gummi Bears, Poured Sugar, Pastillage, Nougat, Cheese, Pate, Tallow, Edible Cake Decorations and more), Plaster, Artist Clay, Wax, Cement, Casting Resins, Polymer Clay, Melt and Pour Soap, Low Melt Metals, Precious Metal Clay, Candles, Hot and Cold Processed Soap, Hot Melt Glue, and more..."

Whew. Copied + pasted that from the person I bought it from, but I think you get the idea. Just remember that if you use clay on your mold you cannot use it again for anything food related.

Is it safe to freeze it?

Yep

Can I use hot stuff on it?

I would say always make sure to ask the person you are buying a mold from or read what the instructions on your mold putty says. Mine can stand temps up to 450 degrees F, but I don't know if all molds can stand temps like that.

Can I bake it in the mold?

I believe so. o-o I am actually not 100% sure. I was told you can, but I have never tried it myself.

Can I clean these?

Yeppers! You can handwash it with warm soap and water if clay gets stuck in it. DO NOT use a dishwasher.

My clay will not come out even if I freeze is! D:

Try dusting a tiny bit of cornstarch or baby powder in the mold before you put the clay in. Your clay may just be really sticky the powders will help keep it from sticking.

I have a question about...

Feel free to ask it! Unless I went over it in the artist comments I would be more than happy to ask it [Or if I wasn't clear enough in this short FAQ feel free to ask for clarification].

Can I use this tut on my site/blog?

Feel free to, but all I ask is that you do two things : 1.) Tell/Ask me first 2.) Link back to this tut or my dA page

You spelled "skjdkaj" wrong! You made a typo!

Doesn't surprise me.. I'm human. I make mistakes. Whoops!

Can you make a tut about...?

Depends. Send me a note and we can talk about it.
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SpyralEyed Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
If anyone wants to make their own molds, Amazing Mold Putty is awesome. It is pricey, 20$ for a kit, but it is easy to use and goes a long way. I use it to make molds of my own hand sculpted parts sometimes so that I don't have to charge an arm and a leg for pieces. You can get it at Michael's craft store.

If you type Amazing Mold Putty into youtube you will find a ton of how to videos on using it.
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RarasJewels Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I wish I had access to mold putty around here, but I don't. I even looked at the Micheal's next town over and they didn't have any. o-o
I would make my own molds if I had the stuff to make it, but I sometimes find buying them online convenient if they sell shapes that you find difficult to make yourself. x3

Thank you for pointing that out though.
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SpyralEyed Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
You are welcome!

Michael's is one of those stores that varies in merchandise. There is one 5 minutes from my house, but the one in Monroeville, 20 minutes away usually has more, and cooler stuff.
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RarasJewels Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I only have one that is close by as far as I know, and it is 20 minutes away. It's really big and has a lot of stuff, but they just don't have it.

But I added your little tip into the FAQ part. :3
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Shelby-JoJewelry Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Never knew it just popped out! I assumed it had to be baked in the mold. Which would seem a hell of a lot less efficient.
Great tut!
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RarasJewels Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It can be baked in the mold, but it does not have to be. It imagine it can be kinda difficult if you wanted to make charms with it, and you can make a lot at a time that way.
The reason I went with silicone molds is they are so flexible and pop right out. x3 If you try and use Sculpey's mold maker it gets really dry over time. D:
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Shelby-JoJewelry Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yowza! I definitely appreciate the reply full of good information :D
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RarasJewels Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm always willing to help. >3<
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Shelby-JoJewelry Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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