Using Flexible Silicone Spumoni Molds
Making Molded Candy
I use a microwave for my candy. Pour the amount of candy melts into a glass measuring cup with a handle. Microwave at 50% for 1 minute then remove and stir (the glass will be hot at some point, so use a post holder). Pace back in the microwave and continue to melt at increments of 30 seconds, each time stirring the mixture. When it seems just a little lumpy, remove from the microwave. Stir until creamy. You can pour the candy mix into molds if they are large enough. If using small molds, scoop with a spoon and drop into molds one mold well at a time. When almost full, stop and jiggle the mold to release any air bubbles. Use a toothpick to push the mix while still warm into tight areas. Place in refrigerator until hardened. Flex mold on each side to release candy and enjoy! It is best to use candy melts within 3 months form purchase.
Home Accents, Magnets and Drawer Pulls
To your right is a wood frame applique sample that I made using EastCast resin. You can pour colored resin (sample has been mixed with a few drops of brown tinted ink) into 2-part EasyMold liquid Silicone Rubber molds (see last paragraph below). No release is needed . I let the liquid resin set up for the full time recommended, then de-molded it. I secured it to an unfinished wood frame (shown at the top fo the page) and then painted the frame and the resin with the same taupe color acrylic paint. To bring highlight the applique details I then rubbed the surface with gold rub on paint by Craf-T products.
You can also use polymer clay for these pieces. Loosely form a ball of conditioned clay into the basic shape of the mold and press into the mold to just fill it. If the back isn't level, use a slicing blade to shave off the excess clay. You can bake the clay in the mold or flex the mold and release the clay, baking it on a smooth ceramic tile.
EasyMold Liquid Silicone Rubber and EasyCast Clear Resin
Instructions are quite a bit more detailed and should be followed according to each package instructions.