Tutorials

Marbled Effect in Polyurethane Resin

Marbled Effect in Polyurethane Resin

An intrinsic “marbled” look can be a challenge to achieve with resin. It takes experimentation and it is extremely difficult t...

How to Make a Rubber “Glove” or “Sock” Mold

How to Make a Rubber “Glove” or “Sock” Mold

Glove molds, also referred to as sock molds, are one-piece rubber molds that can be turned back on themselves and peeled off. These mol...

How to Make a Rubber Mold of a Corbel

How to Make a Rubber Mold of a Corbel

This mold making and casting tutorial features the making of a poured, polyurethane block mold of a plastic corbel. P...

Spray-On PlatSil® Gel-25 Mold with Mold Shell

Spray-On PlatSil® Gel-25 Mold with Mold Shell

PlatSil® Gel-25 is a platinum-cured silicone rubber that is used for theatrical prosthetics, lifecasting and mold ma...

How to Make a Decorative Concrete (GFRC) Panel

How to Make a Decorative Concrete (GFRC) Panel

This tutorial shows the process of making a decorative glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) panel using various Polytek® mold rubbers...

Backfilling PlatSil® Gel-OO Skin with Flexible Foam

Backfilling PlatSil® Gel-OO Skin with Flexible Foam

If you’re using silicone to create props, it may make more sense to create a silicone skin backfilled with foam instead of a solid...

Mold Making Tutorial: Silicone Mold of Clay Sculpture

Mold Making Tutorial: Silicone Mold of Clay Sculpture

John Cannon of The Whimsical Gardens brought his clay sculpture to our facility to make a mold of the figure and then...

Tek-Tip: Painting with PlatSil® Gel-10 & Silicone Pigments

Tek-Tip: Painting with PlatSil® Gel-10 & Silicone Pigments

Painting directly onto silicone can be challenging as there are not many paint materials that adhere well to silicone or stay in pl...

Mold Making Tutorial: Old-Growth Cypress Concrete TableTop

Mold Making Tutorial: Old-Growth Cypress Concrete TableTop

We recently visited SureCrete Design Products, a decorative and specialty concrete manufacturer, at their headquarters in Dade Cit...

Mold Making: Poured Blanket Mold vs. Poured Block Mold

Mold Making: Poured Blanket Mold vs. Poured Block Mold

In this article, we will demonstrate two different mold making methods using the same plastic lion head model [pictured below]...

Creating Permanent Masters for Mold Making

Creating Permanent Masters for Mold Making

This article focuses on how to make hard rubber or plastic copies of original masters. There are a number of good reasons to creat...

Tek-Tip: How Cold Weather Affects Polytek® Products

Tek-Tip: How Cold Weather Affects Polytek® Products

 How cold temperatures affect the following Polytek® products:NaturFormTM LatexPol-Ease® 2601 Release AgentPolyurethane Ru...