Watch this video to learn how to make a simple mold and cast Smooth-Cast 300 liquid plastic and resin into it.
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This how-to video series is a step-by-step guide to molding fiberglass. These videos give a simple introduction to fiberglass mold construction, explained using a model aircraft cowling but the same technique applies to any fiberglass sculpture. The entire process is detailed ...more
Check out this video for how to create simple one piece silicone rubber molds. This technique is ideal for smaller projects (less than 12" x 12"), this is the easiest process for creating parts, patterns, tools, & molds. We demonstrate creating a silicone rubber mold and then ...more
Watch this video to learn how to make a mold of a face using Body Double Silicone Rubber. This is a great technique for making masks or sculptures! Watch as he casts a finished lightweight casting.
You can easily make an inexpensive silicone mold in your kitchen for cheap! This is a great project to do with your kids, or just for fun! You can also use this method to easily make theatrical props and prosthetics.
Check out this video to learn how to make a professional epoxy fiberglass layup and epoxy laminating systems. This process is ideal for working on larger projects, a typical 'fiberglass layup' is a popular process for those who need a large, strong, and lightweight tool.This p ...more
This video tutorial shows how to use Smooth-On's EZ Spray Jr. system to spray mold rubber, liquid plastics and casting resins. Learn how to make molds out of any object out of rubber, plastic or resin.
This three part instructional sculpture video demonstrates how to make a two part plaster mold. Make a plaster mold to make stop-motion animation puppets from clay models. A plaster mold can make casts out of almost any material. This model will be cast out of foam rubber with ...more
This is an excellent video that covers creating a clear silicone rubber mold to deal with a complex parting line or irregular shape. When a project requires a complex parting line, it is often easier to pour the entire mold in one process with clear rubber, then cut your parti ...more
Check out this video tutorial on how to make a fiberglass mold layup for car speakers. For fresh molds you must put several layers of wax on and I would consider PVA as well if the mold is less then a week old. Always use PVA (or equivalent) on your plug surface before molding ...more
This instructional video shows the simple steps for how to cast a cavity pour mold with Mold Max 30 RTV Silicone Rubber. Learn how to make the mold and make duplicate models of statues, sculptures, or figures, with this casting technique.
In this DIY guide from the folks at the TAP Plastics, we learn how to produce a simple latex mold using liquid latex rubber. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this clip can present a complete overview of the technique in about seven minutes. For all of the details, take a look.
If there's a better way to impress your friends than with cocktails, I don't know what it is. Some nice glasses, quality spirits, and a recipe that doesn't involve pre-made margarita mix, and you'll automatically look suave. However, the most overlooked cocktail accoutrement ( ...more
Learn how to make a mold of a face using Alja-Safe alginate. This is a great sculptural technique for casting faces!
This video tutorial is a quick run-through on the process used to make a plaster mold from a skull, and then a couple casts from it. The technique shown comes from "The Prop Builder's Molding & Casting Handbook" by Thurston James. Look it up on Amazon, it's a great book for an ...more
Dr Kreepy, Halloween craftsmen, shows a cheap and easy way to make full and partial skulls from Plaster of Paris! For this project, you will need a plastic skull, cheese cloth, a paintbrush, melting latex, anchoring cement, and Plaster of Paris. Watch this video special effect ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a silicone mold of a toy figurine. First, roll out clay and press the bottom of the figurine into the center. Next, use a plastic bottle to create the mold box. Cut the bottom off of the bottle, then press the bottle into the clay to make ...more
This video segment will show you how to make a simple two-part mold using Urethane RTV molding rubber. The same process can be used for silicone molds.
Use alginate to make a mold and cast of an arm. Watch this video for a detailed list of needed ingredients and step by step instructions on how to do it yourself. This is a good technique for sculpture or special effects.
This video segment will show you how to make a simple mold using TAP Latex Mold Builder.
Watch this video to learn how to use Rebound 25 brush-on silicone rubber to make a mold. This two part video series is very detailed and helpful! You could make a mold of anything you choose! Part 1 of 2 - How to Make a brush on silcone rubber mold. Part 2 of 2 - How to Make ...more
This sculpture and candy making video will show you how to make your own sculpted silicone candy mold. This process uses Sculpy/Fimo, Amazing Mold Putty, and white chocolate for casting custom candies! This video is really good for ice cubes and jell-o too!
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Mary Buckman describes how to create a cast clay sculpture from a press mold. Press molds can be used over and over again to duplicate a sculpture without going through the tedious process of actually sculpting it or without the artistic talent required to. Watch this video sc ...more
This video gives incredibly detailed visuals and instructions on how to cast hard molds for creating fake wounds and scars. Great for movie special effects!
Add leaves and patterns to your mold! This how-to video shows you a way to create an organic design in your molds. Watch this video sculpture tutorial and learn how to design tile molds with leaf and different pattern imprints.
This tutorial shows how to make tiny molded roses and leaves that you could put on cupcakes. To start you only need a few ingredients: icing sugar, water, paste coloring, fondant icing sugar, and a piping bag (optional). Mix all ingredients together, then put them in a bag so ...more
So you can never get that perfect t-shirt fold. This tutorial video will show you how to make a tee shirt folder from card board so that you have perfect tee shirt folds every time.
This excellent detailed video demonstrates how to create rigid molds with a fast cast urethane. Ideal for smaller models/molds with a flat side, fast-cast urethanes are widely used for their ease of use, low cost, and quick de-mold times. However, their use requires careful ap ...more
Watch this video to learn how to make a mold of a hand using Alja-Safe alginate. Great technique for sculptors!
For those doll makers out there who want to expand into the art show and markets scene, sculpting one of a kind pieces may be too time consuming. This video will hopefully help these artists will to stretch their expertise into making limited edition dolls. Watch this video do ...more
Martha Stewart makes candle molds using Smooth-On PMC-744 Urethane Mold Rubber. Learn how to make molds and the candles!
Martha Stewart uses OOMOO 30 silicone rubber to make a mold of a tree branch and make a casting in liquid plastic to use as a peg coat rack.
Learn about glass molds with Corning Museum of Glass experts. One can form and decorate glass by blowing into a mold.
The website carbonmods.com shows up how to make mold for carbon fiber parts. Find a place you would want to put the boards to proceed with the action. Then take the shaping clay and put all around the edges. Cut off all the excess clay to become smooth and lay it out. The next ...more
This video illustrates in great detail how to create a perfect urethane rubber mold. Urethane Rubber molds are widely used when a flexible mold material is required and a more expensive or less abrasion-resistant silicone rubber is not desired. However, their use requires care ...more
When making a plaster mold you must first decide on the shape and size of your mold. Then you need to order your plaster and supplies. Select something to make a mold from, a container to house the plaster lined with a layer of clay to make for an easy removal of the plaster, ...more
This video tutorial shows how to use Smooth-On's ReoFlex urethane mold rubber to cast a simple 1-piece block mold. Learn how to mix, pour, form, and create a one piece mold to create duplicates of an original object. Part 1 of 2 - How to Make a one piece block mold out of uret ...more
This video covers creating a detailed professional surface cast mold for creating mechanical parts. Ideal for working on medium-sized projects, this process of pouring a high quality material around a lower quality core creates a highly accurate, yet economical part. This proc ...more
Tim Carter breaks down the steps to creating 4-cut crown molding corners. Tim's simple explanation truly shows how simple the corners are to make.
She begins by taking something she has molded with Amazing Mold Putty. She uses Magic Gloss resin which cures with UV light to fill the silicon mold and sprinkles some glitter onto the resin. She emphasizes that she's doing this indoors, because the resin will harden when expo ...more
Check out this video to learn how to use the paste laminating system and three part mold-making techniques. This is an advanced process that is not for beginners. This process is for working on medium to large projects, this is a labor-saving process for those who need a large ...more
This video demonstrates how to make a miniature ceramics mold using resin. The object being made is a small saucepan for a doll house. A product called "AMAZING Mold Putty" is used. It is non toxic and can even be used for food. It comes in two tubes. One is yellow and one is ...more
Watch this instructional video to make a one part silicone mold. Silicone molding is a simple and accurate process and will forgive many mistakes. You can actually smooth the silicone onto your object as it dries.
Check out this video to learn how to make mosiac coasters and tiles using the indirect mosiac method using a mold and pattern.
Watch this video to learn how to use glove molding systems. Glove molding systems are ideal for working on medium and large projects, this process involves creating a thin layer of flexible material and backing it up with a stronger, rigid material.This process can be used in ...more
Watch this instructional model making video to cast your own rubber molds for dioramas and model railroads. You can custom design terrain features this way. You will have your own molds for casting. If you are making large dioramas this will also save you money. Use rubber mol ...more
La Carmina and her Scottish Fold cat, Basil Farrow, demonstrate how to make cute heart and star-shaped hard-boiled eggs... using bento molds from Japan! "Kawaii! Oisshi!" Just watch this food video tutorial to learn how to make cute shaped eggs with Japanese bento molds. You ...more
Watch this video to learn how to make a two-piece cored mold using Reoflex 40 urethane rubber from Smooth-On. Great for making pots or containers.
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This video segment will show you the basics of working with the TAP Silicone RTV System. This will explain how to measure the proper ratios. Part 1 of 2 - How to Make a simple silicone mold. Part 2 of 2 - How to Make a simple silicone mold.
In this how-to video series, learn how to make a hair piece mold from expert Sean Graham. Sean will teach you what equipment and materials you need for making molds for hair pieces and he will demonstrate how to mark the hair line shape for a hair piece, hair to create the hai ...more
This short video shows how easy it is to cast a toy figure or anything else that matter from a RTV silicone mold!
In this Home & Garden video tutorial you will learn how to make a concrete counter top mold. Fu Tung Cheng from Concrete Network presents this video. For making different edges on your counter top, a compound called polyurethane is used for making the mold. It is a two part co ...more
Martha Stewart uses OOMOO 30 Silicone Rubber from Smooth-On to make a twig candle mold and casts wax into it to demonstrate candle making. She make fake wood candles! Very cute.
Chef Dominic Palazzolo teaches you how to make the always useful sugar bottle mold. This is particularly helpful for cake decorators, theater, and propmakers. You can use a regular bottle to make this mold. Part 1 of 7 - How to Make a sugar bottle mold. Part 2 of 7 - How to M ...more
This how-to video tutorial gives instruction as how to build a mold and the steps of how to make the mold out of RTC plastic, from application of the plastic mix to degassing. Part 1 of 2 - How to Make and prepare a mold out of RTC plastic. Part 2 of 2 - How to Make and prepa ...more
Watch this video to see how to make molded ice cream. You are watching handcrafted ice cream by master ice cream molder Maria Sequeira.
This video demonstrates the process of glass bead-making with artist Gail Kop. You'll need a torch, a mold and glass pieces. Part 1 of 2 - How to Make glass beads with a torch and mold. Part 2 of 2 - How to Make glass beads with a torch and mold.
This short video is on how to use your new Eye Mold Kit from Ken Banks. It's simple and easy, and it makes a great looking acrylic eye for any special effect.