Amazing Mold Putty is extremely quick and easy to use, 2 part silicone mold putty that allows you to make a mold in less than 20 minutes. Simply mix equal amounts of the yellow and white putty together by hand until a uniform color is achieved. Then roll it over the item to be molded. Amazing Mold Putty will cure to a flexible rubber mold in less than 20 minutes and will reproduce all of the exact detail of the original piece. Amazing Mold Putty Complies with FDA standards and is an excellent mold making material for chocolate, sugar, fondant, polymer clay, resin, soap, wax, plaster, and much more. The Amazing Mold Putty is also highly recommended for classes as the demold time, ease of use, and quick/accurate/flexible mold allows you to mold and be ready to cast in less than 20 minutes.
1. Mold Preparation
Before measuring, mixing and applying your Amazing Mold Putty, there are a few things you can do to ensure a good mold.
Thoroughly clean and remove all dirt/contaminates.
Mold release is required when using the Amazing Mold Putty against another Mold Putty or another platinum silicone if you do not want the two to bond, as when making two piece molds. Alumilite’s UMR, Rubber to Rubber Mold Release, or a thin layer of Vaseline are adequate to avoid the two pours from bonding to one another. Avoid contact with all porous materials such as fabric, clothing, carpet, and other non sealed materials as mold making products can wick in, bond, and attach itself to those porous materials.
2. Calculating Material Needed
Take one side of the putty and pretend to cover half of your original up with the thickness you desire in your mold. Once you have half of the master completely covered (don’t need to actually press it on … just hold or lay over the top to get an approximate volume of putty), roll the putty into a ball and measure out an equal amount of the other side of the putty. Now you theoretically have enough to cover the entire master with the thickness you desire in your mold.
3. Mix Ratio
The mix ratio of the Amazing Mold Putty is 1:1 by weight or volume. Simply measuring by eye balling equal amounts of both sides of the putty is adequate for a proper mix. A gram scale or more precise volume measuring is also sufficient but not required.
4. Open Time
Open time of the Amazing Mold Putty is 2-3 minutes. Demold time is approximately 20 minutes which makes it a great product for making quick molds. Relative humidity and temperature will affect the cure speed. The more humid and warmer the environment is, the faster it will cure. Temperature alone will accelerate the cure of the Mold Putty. Warming the material in your hands prior to mixing will shorten the open time and demold time.
5. Measuring and Mixing
Knead the two putties in your hand quickly until no swirls are seen. Need to complete this task in approximately 45-60 seconds. Once the two putties are completely blended and NO swirls are seen, roll the mixed putty into a ball and press while rolling to eliminate all of the creases.
6. Pressing – Making the Mold
Once the material is thoroughly mixed, rolled into a ball with no creases, you are ready to roll and press around your master. Starting from the highest point, lay the mixed putty ball on the master and roll the ball around the master. Rolling the putty around the master will roll the putty into the detail of your master rather than simply pressing the master into the putty in which the detail may drag or smear. Continue rolling the putty around the master until you have achieved the desired depth of your mold.