How To: Work with a 2 Part Mold

by dawnaurora on April 25, 2012

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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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

dawnaurora May 7, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Thanks Denny,
it is a fun mold that makes a dramatic statement cuz of the size. Hope the video helps out. if you have more questions, please ask. Might make another fabulous video =)

Denny May 3, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Dawn: this is very good! It is a cute mold.

dawnaurora May 2, 2012 at 12:15 am

Hi Misty! Thanks so much for your comment.
Lol! The spiral cupcake pillar is pretty neat. I found the neatest cupcake paper liner to make it out of.
Hope things are going well for you.

Misty May 1, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Aww Thanks Dawn, Now I want that mold too!!!lol :)
Thanks for all your help and great tips!!!

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