In order to create some resin sample pieces, I needed a mold to work from. I wanted to create one of my own then I could choose the size and would be able to re use for other material experiments.
- Cut piece of MDF to size for the base of the mold.
- Coat with lacquer/ wax oil
- Collect large board, 4 wood pieces and 4 clamps
- Box the boards around the MDF piece allowing about 1cm either side and clamp in place.
- Seal corners of the box with clay to prevent and liquid silicone from escaping.
- Mix up the silicone powder and glue
- Pour silicone mix into mold (try to pour from as high as possible to reduce air bubbles in the silicone)
- Leave to set for about an hour and a half.
- clamps, box and board.
- Put on gloves and goggles
- Turn on ventilation
- Measure resin and catalyst hardener ratio 20:1
- Pour into a container and mix thoroughly
- Pour mixed resin into a mold
- Leave to set for approximately 3 hours
- Once dry, remove resin from mold carefully with tongs as will still be slightly sticky.
- Place on metal tray and put in the oven (in metal workshop) for about 20 minutes to cure thoroughly.