Arts, Crafts, and a Mess of Sculpy.

So….before I ruin any more perfectly good candy molds, does anyone have any pointers on molding Sculpy? I filled the molds, let it rest/firm up, then hurt the molds getting the Sculpy back out. Yes, sprayed them with the no-stick stuff first. No luck.

Fortunately I used the easy-to-replace molds, and not the ones I inhereted from my grandmother.

I’m thinking I need to make wax castings of the candy molds and then coat those in liquid latex. I can then pop the wax out and use *THAT* to make some latex or rubber molds. which I can peel off the Sculpy. Anyone else have some pointers?

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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2 Responses to Arts, Crafts, and a Mess of Sculpy.

  1. fuzz3 says:

    Have you tried the silicone ones?

    These are bakeware, but I know they make candy molds out of the same stuff.

    They should just peel off.

  2. susan_z says:

    i’ve never had much success using inflexible molds with polymer clay. The flexible silicone molds work great, precisely because you can peel the mold off the clay (as you said). Sometimes really shallow molds will release okay, but most candy molds are pretty deep. i think your idea of making new molds out of latex or rubber (or silicone) is probably your best bet.

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