HORSE & HOUND 6X10 IOD MOULD
ALL IOD Moulds have a micro rim. This is a small raised edge around each mould cavity. It makes getting a crisp, clean edge along the base of your casting easy-peasy. The micro rim also allows you to quickly smooth and level the back of your casting so it will sit flush on your project surface. We’ve also started adding measurement marks to all our moulds. There are several ways you can use them – with resin or in sugar arts…but also with clay!
On releases: We find that most of the time a release is not necessary and the casting will come out without the use of a release, however, if you are having trouble with the material sticking (more common with clays than resins), a light dusting of simple cornstarch is a great choice.
Food safe. The IOD Moulds are made from food safe materials (do not use the same set for food and crafts), and can be used to transform and create baked goods, furniture, soaps, jewelry, and just about anything.
IOD Air dry clay is an air dry medium. Like most paper pulp based air dry clays, some shrinking, warping, and cracking is inherent. We like these qualities for a distressed, authentically vintage look. Our favorite way to apply moulded pieces is to remove them from the mould while still moist, and adhere to the surface with the appropriate glue so it conforms well. For vertical surfaces, use a piece of low tack tape to hold it in place so it doesn’t slide.
Casting resins: There are some great pourable resins available. There is no shrinking or warping, and the castings are more consistent. Depending on the project, these qualities can be helpful. If you need to conform them to a curved surface, this can be done if removed from the mould before it’s completely hardened.