Mold Making

How To : Make a mold for polymer clay

Select a hard object for mold making. Oven safe items work best. Knead the polymer clay between the hands. The polymer clay must be pliable before wrapping it around the mold. Spread cooking oil or water throughout the mold to prevent the polymer clay from sticking. The hard ...more

How To : Make cheap cutstomized silicone candy molds

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!

How To : Make a concrete countertop 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

How To : Make a two-part push mold doll out of polymer clay

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

How To : Make a plaster mold of a skull

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

How To : Make glass beads with a torch and mold

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.

How To : Make molded paper using stamps & toilet paper

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make molded paper. The materials required are toilet paper and stamps. Begin by wetting the toilet paper under some water and lay it down. Use about 10 layers of 2 ply toilet paper. Now press the stamp onto the wet toilet paper and ...more

How To : Make a miniature ceramics mold using resin

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

How To : Make molds for hair pieces

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

How To : Make rubber molds of rocks and castle walls

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

How To : Make plaster molds

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

How To : Make Whiskey Ball Ice Without a Mold

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

News : Brian Craig- Wankiiri Interview by Adam Reeder

The Process & Form Of Brian Craig- Wankiiri By Adam Reeder The best way to learn the trade of art is to do as artists have always done, learn from the best. I think it is without question that Brian Craig- Wankiiri is one of the greatest living sculptors on the planet. I fi ...more

How To : Cast polyester resin rings

In this instructional jewelry making video, learn the process of making rings out of clear polyester resin, a type of moldable plastic. This tutorial shows you everything from mold-making to embedments. Use this same technique to make RFID rings, which are clear plastic contai ...more

News : Homegrown Root Furniture

Conceptual furniture project by designer Kai Linke proposes the idea of growing furniture from plant roots. Says Dezeen, "Kai's experiments so far involve cultivating fast-growing plants such as grass, cress, bulbs and bamboo and chanelling their roots into a miniature chair ...more

News : Evan Penny's Real Life Acid Trip

When viewing Toronto based artist Evan Penny's work, Ron Mueck immediately comes to mind. The clear similarities include a representation which is completely photo-realistic, a playfulness with scale, and the mutually shared background in Hollywood SFX. However, what sets Pe ...more

How To : Clone a Banana with Jello

Mold making is pretty thrilling—the ability to replicate objects right down to every little crack and crevice seems like something only a machine would be able to do. But in many cases creating a replica from a mold is surprisingly simple. Found on Tasteologie, La Receta de la ...more

News : Brian Criag- Wankiiri- Modern Master

Living Master Brian Craig- Wankiiri is an inspiration to sculptors. I have been lucky to get an okay from Brian to put up process images. I will be posting the Process images as soon as I organize them.

How To : Make Glowing Green Candy

If there ever was a day to eat green candy, St. Patrick's Day would be it. But is there something better than the banality of green candy swarming the streets on St. Patty's Day? Yes—glowing green candy, and Instructables user BrittLiv wants us to show you how it's done. She ...more

Build a Home Arcade Machine : Part 2

I assume at this point you have already completed your control panel using Part 1 of this How To guide. Now, if you are anything like me, you couldn't fight the urge to play, and you have your panel sitting on saw horses in the living room. Depending on your situation, your s ...more

Build a Home Arcade Machine : Part 1

Remember the arcades? Were you saddened when they closed up one by one, leaving no outlet to actually go out and socialize while you played video games? With all the home consoles and internet connectivity, gaming has evolved, but the social factor has been eliminated. Sure we ...more

How To : Make and decorate a making her entrance doll cake

Wilton Cake Decorating demonstrates how to make and decorate a Making Her Entrance Doll Cake. To make the cream cheese pound cake, cream together some cream cheese, butter and sugar, then add eggs and vanilla. In another bowl mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Ad ...more

How To : Make fun green slime with borax and Elmer's Glue

The only thing slimier than Charlie Sheen's latest sex scandal is this super sticky and icky green slime, made with borax and some Elmer's Glue. Gain the sticky molasses of experience by checking out this science tutorial on how to whip up a batch of green goo. Green slime is ...more

How To : Mold cake pops using silicone mold pans

Cake pops are generally made in a circular shape from vanilla or chocolate cake, then dipped into chocolate or candy melts and sprinkled with adornments, but that doesn't mean you can't have some fun tweaking the shape a bit. Check out this cake decorating tutorial to learn h ...more

How To : Duplicate diorama pieces with plaster casts

Watch this instructional video to make cheap molds for casting miniatures. You can then duplicate pieces for building your diorama or game terrain. Sculpt original forms using polymer clay, and layer on latex to make a cheap rubber mold. Or, you can use pre-made forms to press ...more

How To : Use a pressure washer to clean outdoor furniture

Outdoor furniture is made of a lot of different things: Wood, iron, aluminum, even plastic. Dust, dirt, mold, mildew and moss on your outdoor furniture can be cleaned off almost immediately with a pressure washer. Watch this how-to video and learn to use a pressure washer to c ...more

How To : Make homemade soap with Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O'Donnell makes homemade soap in her craft corner. Learn to make festive homemade soaps with store bought soap, molds, coloring and your favorite scent. Make homemade soap with Rosie O'Donnell. Click through to watch this video on blip.tv

How To : Make a bowl from recycled paper

In this video, Liz Grotyohann demonstrates how to make decorative bowls from recycled paper. The materials required for the purpose a bowl shaped mold, a blender, a basin of water, a tray, a paper making tool, a sponge, some cloth and any kind of household waste paper like pap ...more

How To : Remove Jello easily from a mold using a knife

Making Jello cakes or desserts is really fun, but removing them from the cake mold is really not. Jello has a reputation for being slippery, but it also gets easily sticky and difficult to work with without total ruin. Take a gander at this video to learn how to remove Jello ...more

How To : Trim a charger with Simon Leach

So you've got your clay thrown on your kiln and you're molding and sculpting away with those busy fingers. The charger you envisioned making in your mind is finally taking shape...sort of. While the general flat plate shape is appearing, there's a noticeable lack of contours a ...more

How To : Make a silicone face with Gel-10 & Polyfoam

Attention aspiring horror movie makers! Have an interest in making fake heads to use as your gory extras? BITY Mold Supply has supplied the world with this great tutorial on how to cast a silicone head or face from Gel-10 and Polyfoam. In the later half of this video, BITY len ...more

How To : Make your own lipstick bullet

With thousands of beauty companies out there, we can generally find at least one lipstick shade that makes us look more dazzling than New Year's Eve. But sometimes, whether you need to match your lipstick to your dress or just can't seem to find The One, you need a specific co ...more

How To : Make DIY skin-nourshing papaya and cucumber soaps

Acne sucks - or, more correctly, acne oozes. Which is why it's so important to take care of your skin with oil-reducing, calming products. Most anti-acne medications you can buy are severely drying and irritating, meaning they can cause the adverse effect of making your skin c ...more

How To : Polish a stainless steel roller using Autosol

Watch this video tutorial from the Polish Guy to see how to polish a stainless steel roller using Autosol. In this polishing tip we polish a stainless steel roller using Autosol Metal Polish. The tutorial includes detailed work instructions and best practices. Materials: Aut ...more

How To : Polish Ford Ranger alloy rims using Autosol Polish

Watch this video tutorial from the Polish Guy to see how to clean and polish Ford Ranger alloy rims using Autosol Polish. In this polishing tip, we polish an alloy wheel on a 2004 Ford Ranger 4X4 pickup truck. The tutorial includes detailed work instructions and best practices ...more

How To : Make the perfect vanilla panna cotta

Are you ready to learn a scrumptious new recipe to add to your repertoire? Impress your friends by making the perfect vanilla panna cotta with the executive pastry chef, Heather Bertinetti at Marea, a New York Times 3-starred restaurant. Check out the recipe below, from the Da ...more

How To : Work with paperclay & molds

Terri Sproul shows you how to Work with Paperclay and Molds. Make a ball of paperclay and push it firmly into the center of the home-made or ready-made Mold. Make the surface of the Paperclay level with the surface of the Mold, adding more Paperclay if necessary, and removing ...more

How To : Sculpt a one part plaster mold

This video sculpting tutorial shows how to make a mold out of plaster. The mold demonstrated is subtractive, requiring an initial sculpture that the mold is based upon. This original clay sculpture can easily be duplicated by making a plaster mold. Watch this instructional vid ...more

HowTo : Pirate Vinyl Records

Every once in a while you stumble across a HowTo on the internet that seems too good to be true. Magic. This happens to be one of them. Mike Senese, co-host of the Science Channel's Punkin' Chunkin' and Catch It Keep It, digs deep into how records are made AND HowTo make copi ...more

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