Category Archives: Molds and Casting

These are the posts about working with plaster, resin, aluminum and other fancy stuff! Casting in a variety of molds, from plaster to 100% Silicone Caulk, and various retail products.

How to Get Level Magnets in Resin Casts

By | January 31, 2018

I’m doing another donation of Fat Pony magnets to the Big Orange Bash live model horse show this year… but this time I’m doing it right! For values of right that include ‘producing a consistent magnet.’ These little guys are handmade, so they will never be exact duplicates, but right now the magnet placement is… Read More »

Silicone Caulk and Cornstarch Molds – Take 2!

By | March 2, 2016

I tried combining caulk and cornstarch back at the beginning of my 100% Silicone Caulk mold making adventures… and it was dismal failure. It never set completely and ended up sticking to the sculpture. But the more I did research into the casting and molding world the more I came across articles and YouTube videos… Read More »

Perfecting the Plaster of Paris and Wood Glue Mix

By | December 18, 2015

I’ve been having a lot of fun playing around with casting using a mixture of plaster of paris and wood glue. But since I’m starting to try and figure out how much things really cost to make it’s time to finesse the mix so it’s a bit more consistent… Bring on the grade school science… Read More »

Adventures in Aluminium Lost Wax Casting (Part I)

By | September 6, 2015

A friend of mind built a DIY forge to melt aluminum cans and play with casting things. They didn’t mind if I played along… but to cast aluminum you need sand and plaster molds. Thankfully that’s something right up my alley! Or at least in the same neighborhood. 😉 Previously I’ve made plaster positive casts… Read More »

Casting in Silicone molds using Plaster of Paris and Wood Glue

By | June 28, 2014

Update: Come check out the experimentation that led to my current recipe! At last, the casting post (that isn’t Hot Glue) is upon us! As you probably guessed from my Making a 100% Silicone Caulk Mold and the follow-up post, I’ve been happily dabbling in the world of ‘making art desks messy’ for a few… Read More »

100% Silicone Caulk Molds — Round 2, Fight!

By | June 25, 2014

I’m working on the Plaster of Paris casting post, I swear! I just keep getting sidetracked with all the fun things you can do with caulk… and on that note, here’s a follow-up to the first post on this topic. I’m now halfway through my third tube of caulk and using the bucket of soapy… Read More »

Casting in Silicone molds using Hot Glue

By | June 17, 2014

As you probably guessed from my Making a 100% Silicone Caulk Mold post, I’ve been happily dabbling in the world of ‘making art desks messy’ for a few weeks now. So time to share what I’ve learned! As I mentioned in the earlier post, I’m focusing in on the cheaper casting methods right now because… Read More »

Making a 100% Silicone Caulk Mold

By | May 26, 2014

(Edit: See also 100% Silicone Caulk Molds — Round 2, Fight!) I’ve been so wrapped up in trying to learn how to paint Live Show Quality horses that I’ve drifted away from the goofier side of things. But since I declared May was going to be my FAFFing month, I figured I’d try something new…… Read More »