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Monday, February 1, 2016
(Product Review) Polly Plastics Silicone Molding Putty
I love crafts and have been considering making my own silicone molds for a while now, so when I found this Polly Plastics Silicone Molding Putty, I had to try it. The product consists of two parts which you combine in equal amounts to make your molds. First, decided what you want to make a casting of. It could be anything from buttons, sea shells, small toys, coins, or other small objects. Because I enjoy making jewelry and other crafts, I am always wishing I had a different shape of mold for one project or another, and this product will really help me to expand on my silicone mold collection.
Using this molding putty is easy, and not at all messy like some of the other products out there. Just mix together a small amount of each of the two parts, making just as much of the putty as you will be using for your project. You will be kneading the two parts together until the blue and white portions are well blended and consistent in color. Be sure to get it mixed well because otherwise you may end up with tiny bubbles in your putty and it might not set up properly.
Once thoroughly blended, you will have approximately 4 minutes to press the putty onto whatever object you are molding while the putty is pliable. for some of the molds I made, I put a piece of putty on my work surface then pressed items such as buttons and sea shells into them. For others, I made a ball of putty and then wrapped the ball of putty around them, being sure to press the edges firmly into place. Be sure to press the putty on well, and make sure everything is as you want it, then allow to set for 30 minutes to ensure that your mold is thoroughly cured. Depending on your mold, you may be able to take it off a bit sooner, but I find that 30 minutes isn't that long to wait to be certain that your mold doesn't tear or break.
Once it is completely set, you can remove the object from your mold.The mold will be flexible so you should be able to remove your molded object without too much trouble, leaving the empty mold with nice details. You can now use your mold to create such things as candles, clay objects, resin crafts, ornaments, jewelry items and more. I don't have any resin right now but am looking forward to making some new resin pieces for my handcrafted jewelry, and will be working on making more molds for these upcoming projects.
Although I got this product at a discount or received a complimentary sample in exchange for my honest review, all thoughts and opinions on the products I review are always my own and have not been influenced by any discounts or samples which may have been provided to me for testing purposes.