Tutorials

Casting a Concrete Countertop in a Silicone Mold

Casting a Concrete Countertop in a Silicone Mold

How to make a PlatSil® 73-40 mold of a countertop and cast concrete....

How to Make a Brush-On Mold with Mold Shell [Part II]

How to Make a Brush-On Mold with Mold Shell [Part II]

Part I of this video tutorial demonstrates how to make a brush-on mold using tin-cured silicone rubber (TinSil® 80-30).In Part II, we comple...

Lifecasting: PlatSil® Gel-25 Face Cast

Lifecasting: PlatSil® Gel-25 Face Cast

PlatSil® Gel-25 is a contact-safe, platinum-cured silicone that is most often used for making prosthetic appliances, lifecasting and mold ma...

How to Make Silicone Molds for Casting Wax Candles

How to Make Silicone Molds for Casting Wax Candles

This video tutorial details the process of making three molds using PlatSil® 73-25, a platinum silicone mold rubber. Two of the molds a...

How to Make a Brush-On Mold with Mold Shell [Part I]

How to Make a Brush-On Mold with Mold Shell [Part I]

Part I of this video tutorial demonstrates how to make a brush-on mold using tin-cured silicone rubber (TinSil® 80-30). In Part II, w...

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...

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 m...

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...

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]...