How to Cup with Mold Putty – Part 1

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Oh man what a day!

Nearly forgot that I promised you a little tutorial today! It is super small.. but hopefully super effective :P. Also, I have decided to make this a series, so, this is the second Part of my short and quick tutorials all around Mold Putty.

So, on Tuesday I reviewed Amazing Mold Putty and showed how to use it.

Now there are a lot of ways to use it, for example does it make your life so much easier if you have a mold of a thing you make a lot. I have a lot of cupcake bases that I made myself.

Another thing I use/need fairly often are plates or cups. Plates are easy to buy, but cups are a problem, as they’re either too big or to small, or if they’re attached to a plate already you can’t use them to make a mold.

If you’re into making miniatures you also might stumble across different sized miniatures, so one sized (cup) doesn’t fit all. (When does one size fits all ever work right?)

So here is a simple way of making a mold for mugs in any size and shape you want.

You will need:

  • Amazing Mold Putty (duh)
  • clay
  • (ball tool) or back of a pencil

LEEEEETS BEGIIIIIIIIIN

Roll a bowl of scrap clay and then start by making a cone or dome.

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Make sure to make it a good shape and also try to leave no fingerprints. The cone has to be smooth so you don’t have to correct each of your replicas. That is just so so annoying believe me. ( I know my pictures are great)

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When you’re happy with your shape take a pencil or ball tool and use it (the back) to make an indent in your cone/dome.

This will assure your cup stands.

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Now it is time to bake your cup! Really important!

After baking and cooling down you can get the mold putty to make a mold.

I have explained those steps in my review about Amazing Mold Putty so I will not explain it again.

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And this is the finished product!

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If you want to know how to use this mold now and how to make not only cups but mugs, be sure to follow my blog so you won’t miss the last quick tutorial on how to use Amazing Mold Putty next week!

xo

Lola Who

…Amazing Mold Putty – A Review…

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Hello you!

To keep up with my original schedule, I am going to present you a review on the ” AMAZING MOLD PUTY”.

If you’re unfamiliar with this magical tool, this will make your day (hopefully).

All the others who have already had the chance to use this magnificent tool can hopefully agree with me that it is our duty to introduce everybody to it!

Let me explain:

Mold Putty is a two component silicone-mold-making…-putty..

Wow great explanation. ­čśÇ

Maybe it will be easier to show you:

These are the two components that you need to mix together.

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To make a mold you first need to have something you want to make a mold of ready, and next to you. Then you need to take equal sized amounts of the yellow and white putty. ┬áRolling them into little balls usually help. You also don’t need to be too fast with this, as the putty won’t dry so fast before you mix it.

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When you have decided on your amount of putty, don’t forget to keep the size of your object in mind, ┬áit is time to mix the too.

Now starts the timer of 3 MINUTES!!!

Mix fast and well!

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For it into a ball, this is an easier technique.

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Then take your object and press it gently into the putty mix.

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Press it down carefully until the sides are in the mold.

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If your object has delicate pattern, press the mold a bit harder on those places.

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Also, never cover your object to deep in the mold, when you use the mold with clay the clay should get easily out of the mold, without ruining the shape again. The only way to use those kind of molds is to bake them with the clay in the oven. This is possible without releasing toxic gas.

After you you’ve finished, it’s time to wait 20 minutes. That’s at least what it says on the instructions. Personally I find it better to wait an hour or so before using it.

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When taking it out your mold should look like this :

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This is the end result. Now you can fill the mold with clay and make more ice-cream cabochons for example!

Amazing mold putty is a great tool to use! It is ridiculously easy to use and makes crafting so much easier!

Unfortunately it is only available in the US, not in Europe, so buying it here over at amazon or so will  result in the set being a bit more expensive. I know about other mold making sets that are available in Europe, and if I ever get the chance to use those I will do a review. For now I am super happy with this set!

In the next post I will show you how to make a mold of an object that you made yourself with clay. So stay tuned! (?)

xo,

Lola Who