Tips & Videos for using IOD Moulds

IOD Mould can be used with many different mediums.

Air Dry Clay: The air dry clay will ‘shrink’ slightly as it dries, gaps and cracking may appear between moulds once it dries, this is part of the charm.
Air dry clay can be glued when still wet - this makes it ideal for curved or shaped projects. We use Jovi Air Dry clay - its cost effective and does a great job. You can find it here

A light dusting of cornflour or arrowroot powder, helps with the release of the clay.

Do not overfill the moulds, use a scrapper to level off the moulds 

Alternative mediums can be used, such as hot glue guns (the fat glue sticks), casting resin and plaster of paris, really any medium that sets.

Casting Resin will give you finer details, however dries firm and not ideal for curved surfaces, but great for perfect firm castings and great for extra detail and those fine super tricky moulds - You can find the Casting Resin we use here

Gibb Plaster of Paris is another cost effective medium, however it is messier and perhaps more time consuming, as you need to allow the plaster to dry in the mould before it can be released from the mould

We use Tacky glue as this dries quickly and is recommended. PVA works well, allows you time to place mould in position, but not ideal for curved pieces as it slides while drying. You can find the Tacky Glue we use here

Use any paint product on the above mediums.

Watch this great video for more more tricks and tips:

 

 Embellish your own wall tiles with these great moulds or add detail to a furniture like we have on this dresser.

 

 

Tammy Cowlishaw