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May 05, 2013
Beaverton, Oregon, United States
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One kit of non-toxic, fast drying, flexible silicone / rubber type mold making compound. Each kit contains one gray and one white jar of apx. 1.5 oz. (42.5gm) putty. (For size reference these little plastic jars measure about 2" wide and 1" tall each.) This "Mold-n-Pour" compound was created by Suze Weinberg (Ranger Ink products) for crafts purposes such as molding art doll faces, buttons and fine detailed jewelry. It works well with polymer clay, PMC (precious metal clays,) UTEE (poured embossing powder,) soap, resins and more. It is heat resistant to about 600 degrees. This quick setting compound starts to harden within 2 minutes, so it is best for small projects under 4".
I have an entire catalog of molds made with this compound and highly recommend it for fine detail. Once you make your mold you can use them by following these: instructions and examples .
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***** Most important things to keep in mind when making a mold with Mold N Pour compound*****
1) Remember that you will have a very small amount of time to mix the material before it starts to harden. It's best to get use to kneading
the mixture in under a minute, 30 seconds is ideal. I know this sounds short, but if you count to 30 while kneading it's plenty of time.
This is easiest when you are making small (1" to 2") sized molds. If you are planning to make molds for larger items, especially items
measuring over 4" I would not recommend this compound. This is ideal for jewelry, button and art doll face making.
2) The manufacturer directions say your mold will be done in 10 minutes. Sometimes this is true, but if you are making a mold with fine
details those tiny lines will look MUCH better if you allow the mold to harden for an hour or more. Heat makes the molds set faster (keep
that in mind when kneading with hot hands) and time estimates are not always easy. I HIGHLY recommend leaving your molds to set
longer to avoid ruining a mold that may seem like it's done (hardened on the outside, but still slightly sticky inside.)
Here are the mold making instructions from Ranger Ink:
Mold-n-Pour™ is a two part molding putty. Each color is inert until mixed together; it then chemically works together and will harden to a
permanent, flexible mold. Because of the fast molding time it is important to pay attention to instructions to have success with this
product. Have the item to be molded ready to mold! Roll out equal balls of the white and purple putties until even in size. KNEAD the two
colors together (rolling them in your hand does not mix them correctly) for approximately 30 seconds or until blended into a lighter
lavender color with no white showing. Heat speeds the chemical reaction, so if you have warm hands, it may be setting even more
Once mixed, roll into a ball and set on the Non-Stick Craft Sheet. Push the item to be molded into it. Push up the sides to create a wall to
hold in the UTEE (poured, melted embossing powder.) Push the mold in as evenly as possible so that when UTEE is poured it will be
level, especially important if the piece is going to be beaded around. Check to see if the mold is set by touching the sides. If it bounces
back without leaving a mark, it is ready. It will take between 5-7 minutes, less time if the room is warm. The mold will be permanent and
cannot be remixed.
If the item to be molded is pushed in too far and creates a thin area or hole on the bottom of the mold, place the item back in and patch
it with a small amount of Mold-n-Pour™ mixed together. NOTE: you can’t mold a piece of Mold-n-Pour™ using Mold-n-Pour™ AS THE
MOLD. It will likely just stick to itself. Molds can be filled with hot glue, plaster, air dry clay, paper clay, soap, candle wax and polymer clay.
Mold-n-Pour™ can withstand temperatures to 650 degrees. Polymer clay can be pushed into a mold and actually baked in the mold in
the oven! Because of the inert nature of Mold-n-Pour™, it can be used on a good piece of jewelry, etc. and it will not damage it. Mold-n-
Pour™ replicates even the smallest detail, so it is perfect for Memory Crafting!
My helpful hints and notes:
Your molds should last through hundreds of impressions.
Pretreatment with a releasing agent is not necessary. However, you must make certain that your item is clean. The compound may stick
to dust, dirt, patina or oils that build up on older or metal items. The mold compound will not hurt anything, you can use it on fine jewelry,
just be aware that if it's dirty some compound may be left behind. In this case a toothbrush is your best way to clean it off.
***Manufacturer instructions say that your mold will be ready in 10 minutes. Sometimes it takes longer to set and I always let my molds
set for an hour (or more if you aren't in a hurry) before peeling it off.***
It will take practice to correctly estimate the amount of compound needed to make a mold. Until you are experienced, you should always
use more than less. If you use too much you can still use the mold. If you don't use enough you've wasted the compound and have to
recreate the mold.
When estimating the size of putty balls to mix together, think about how much surface area they cover when flattened.
While it is important to mix equal parts of each putty together, if you are a little off it will still set. So don't fret if you can't tell if it's EXACTLY
the same size ball.
The way I do it:
Knead the putty together. Mix it well and mix it fast, about 30 seconds is plenty of time. It will start to harden in one to two minutes! Hold it towards the tips of your fingers and "pinch" it between your pointing finger and thumbs, alternating left and right hands for fastest movement. You're essentially folding it over on itself until the colors are blended together. Roll it into a ball between your hands to smooth out the folds. Press your item into the compound (I do this in my hands NOT on a table, so you can actually feel how far you've pressed the item in.) Make sure you've evenly covered it, apply light pressure all around. Set it down on your work space, mold compound face down. You will want to use a table surface that you don't care about (compound may leave small spots of oily residue) or work on wax paper/non-stick craft sheets. Leave to set for atleast one hour (ideal time is atleast three hours to be completely sure of dryness) and carefully peel off.