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How to Bend your Resin Cast moulds to fit different shaped Projects

Written by Carla Lowe


Posted on September 24 2018

Resin cast moulds are a great way to add character to a plain piece. They can help make something look old, or look like they have carvings in it. However, once the moulds have been made and cast in resin, they are hard and inflexible.

Guess what? They can still be used on all surfaces, not just flat ones!

Below are some easy step-by-step instructions on how to use your IOD moulds to do this.

  • To start with, ensure your piece is prepped and ready to go, including sanding if needed.
  • Scratch up the back of the mould to make the glue stick.
  • With a heat gun (for approximately 20 seconds), heat up the mould to make it soft and flexible. If you don’t have a heat gun at home, you can use a hairdryer.
  • Put glue on the back of the mould.
  • Then glue the mould into place. Because it is now flexible, you can make it stick to whatever shape you are working with.
  • Use masking tape to cover the mould and to stick it down. Leave it overnight.

The next day you can take the tape off and the mould should be glued into place. Then paint over it or add any other embellishments you wish.

Remember, don’t paint the piece until after you have removed the masking tape, to ensure you get the best finished product.

These moulds will add character and different dimensions to the final piece.

If you have any questions about how to do this, please feel free to contact me.

If you love the look of this item and wish to purchase some IOD moulds, you can do so on our website.



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