Amazing Mold Putty Moulding Compound by Alumilite
Can be use with Amazing White Casting Medium
Alumilite Amazing Mould Putty - make your own moulds for resin, food, soap, wax, clay and more...
- Mix equal parts of the two putties carefully, until they're one even colour.
- Shape over original you wish to make a mould from.
- Let sit for about 20 minutes (varies depending on work temperature), until a nail pushed in doesn't leave a mark.
- Demould, and you're ready to get started.
- The slightly longer moulding time, means you can adjust any mistakes, and, if you mix too much it won't be hard before you find something else to mould!
- Within 20 minutes, the putty will cure to a flexible rubber mould that can now be used for any casting medium.
The Amazing Mold Putty enables you to make custom moulds of any 3-dimensional piece you wish quickly, easily, and safely.
Use with butter (personalised butter moulds for your special guests!), ice, chocolate, resin, polymer clay, metal clay, epoxy resin clay, soap, plaster, candle wax, cement, and more.
TIP! You can bake polymer clay in the mould, which eliminates the potential of distorting your polymer when removing it from the mould. The Alumilite Amazing Mold Putty mould will withstand 200C, and still comply to FDA standards, so baking your polymer is not an issue.
How critical is the mix ratio of the Amazing Mold Putty?
The proper mix ratio is 1:1 by either weight or volume however, the Amazing Mold Putty is very forgiving and will cure even if you are off fairly significant amounts in either direction. Changing the ratio will not alter the speed in which the putty cures although it may change the physical properties and the finished mould may not be as tough or ever reach its optimum hardness.
Why is my Amazing Mold Putty sticky on the surface of my mould?
The Amazing Mold Putty is a platinum based silicone mould rubber. The platinum base can become contaminated when it comes in contacts with specific materials ... such as tin, sulfur, and vinyl. These products are often found in clays, tapes, glues, plastics and some rubber stamps. What will happen is where ever the putty comes in contact with one of these different materials, they will simply not cure. However, every where the putty does not come in direct contact with the materials, it will cure absolutely fine.
If you are not sure whether the item you are about to mould using the Amazing Mold Putty contains one of these materials, it is highly recommended to mix up a very small batch of the putty and press it over a small area of your piece. Allow it to sit for 20 minutes and then remove. Notice the surface of both your original as well as the mould. Drag your finger across the surfaces to see if the mould surface smears. If it does, I would not recommend making the mould until you have either completely coated the original to protect the putty from the surface or simply choose type of master to test and then mould.
Can I bake my cured Amazing Mold Putty mould?
Yes. Amazing Mold Putty is food grade compliant up to 200 degrees C. This enables you to either bake food, polymer clay, or any other type of material in the mould without harming it. If you plan to use the mould for food, do not use it with any other material before putting your food product into the mould to eliminate any possibility of contamination. The Amazing Mold Putty is a very good insulator of heat, so it is highly recommended to preheat your mould as you preheat your oven to provide a more even bake process when baking food. Otherwise, your food product may cook on top but because of the thickness of your mould, the heat will take much longer to reach the food in the mould cavity and make for an unevenly cooked product.
Can I pour low melt metals into my Amazing Mold Putty Mold?
Yes. The Amazing Mold Putty will handle temperatures above 200C but is not recommended for food above those temperatures. To provide the best mould life and the best detail reproductions when pouring low melt metals into your mould, it is highly recommended to preheat the cured mould in the oven to bring it up to a similar temperature before pouring the molten metal into the mould. This prevents the metal for solidifying as soon as it touches a cold mould and prevents a quick skin from forming. So preheat the Amazing Mold Putty mould to achieve more consistent castings and a longer mould life.
TOP TIP FOR STORAGE: Keep the caps of each part on tight at all times. Even during use, only take out what you need, then put the caps back on immediately until your next use. This will keep your moulding compound in good working condition for as long as possible.