Have you ever received a mold and wonder "how in the world do I work this one"?
Before I started making my own molds, I had purchased some that had me scratching my head. I would hold the mold in my hand and stare.
The two piece silicone mold breakdown. The hole up top is for pouring. Okay, check- got that. Then I guess you have to line these holes up on this half of the mold with the divots on the other half of the mold. Okay, check- got it. Now ready to pour.
I have a better idea. Let me show you how it's done instead of explain to you how it is done.
Welcome one and all to one of my *famous* videos, featuring me as the "star".
Flashing (the extra wax or soap that seeps through the seam) is easily removed with an sharp blade. I do try to have my seams line up solidly to prevent this, but sometimes it still sneaks through. It is actually a common thing.
Do you steer away from using a 2 part mold (aka 2 piece or book mold)? Now you won't have to. This style of mold allows mold maker more creativity room. In turn you to add a more unique and creative line to your candles and soaps.
Happy Candle & Soap Making,
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