6" x 10" Silicone Mould
IOD Decor Moulds are a result of collaboration between designer and sculptor. We draw inspiration from historic architecture and design and let the influence of modern use render pieces that will be a go - to for creatives in many forms. From furniture and jewelry designers, to home decor, to making soap maker, to baked goods, to sugar arts - there's a reason why IOD Decor Moulds are favored across industries. Use these moulds to transform trash to treasures. Now even larger, and made from high quality, food grade silicone, your moulds will bring you joy in your creations for years to come. IOD's patent pending Micro Rim makes casting with a clear edge easier than ever!
Play with IOD paper clay, resins, hot glue sticks, or even use fondant to make cake decorations (we suggest if using for edible items not to use that mould with no edible mediums.) The micro rim makes all the difference in your castings with clean, level edges that help the attachment to your work.
IOD Décor Moulds can be used with many different mediums. We will cover the two most common here. Every medium has its own characteristics, challenges, and virtues.
Air dry clay, or paper clay: IOD paper clay is an air dry medium, and one of our favorites. 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 (Titebond Quick and Thick) 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. These have completely different qualities than the paper clay. 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.
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 or baby powder are great choices.
You can paint the clay while it is still moist using a light touch as to not destroy the intricate patterns, or you can wait until the mould is completely dry and paint with a mineral chalk style paint. Let the mould and paint dry about 24 hours. You can antique with washes, glazes, or waxes. You may also want to seal your piece with a clear sealant, too. After the paint and clay has time to cure, it is very hard and durable.