Jiffy Mold is a
convenient, no mess, soft and pliable two-part RTV (room
temperature vulcanizing) silicone mold compound in putty form. The
material is as easy to use as clay, and will set up in minutes without
the need of any special equipment such as a vacuum for de-bubbling
or a heating unit to make it firm. Just imagine having a mold
ready to use in a matter of minutes! Your mold will be strong, and can
be used over and over to make multiples of the exact same piece. Jiffy Mold
will duplicate even the most detailed objects with
precision. Think of all the art and craft production possibilities!
Jiffy Mold is available in a 16 oz. kit, 8 oz. of Part A and 8 oz. of
Part B. Mixing the two parts together is necessary to create
these fabulous, flexible molds. If you've ever made a mold from
clay, you know how hard it can be to de-mold your piece. But with Jiffy
Molds, all you do is flex, twist or bend the mold and your piece easily
comes out. It is not necessary to use a release agent in the molds with
most types of clay. Even over time the material doesn't
crack, break, split or get hard.
Here's a few
ideas of what you can make:
*Flat back relief pieces for craft projects, frames, cards,
scrapbooks and journals
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*Double sided objects such as beads: Press two molds on
either side of a clay ball on a skewer
*Duplicate jewelry pieces from your original sculptures
*Embellishments for all types of paper arts and craft projects
~Work on a protected flat surface.
~Have the object to be molded ready as this is a fairly quick process.
~Do not wear latex gloves as they are known to stick to some RTV
~Air-dry clays work beautifully in Jiffy Molds and need no release
agent. Keeping molds clean is advised.
~This product can withstand heat in an oven at 350 degrees, so polymer
clays and liquid polymer clay can be baked right
inside the mold at the normal 250-300o baking temperatures.
~Mix only the amount needed for one mold at a time as Jiffy Mold sets up
~Note that rubberstamps, as well as other types of artwork and
jewelry may be protected by copyrighted laws. Using your own original
artwork for molds is the safest.
1. Measure out equal amounts of Part A and Part B molding
compound by rolling each into a ball, and using a circle template
2. Mix the two parts together for 30-60 seconds. I found that when
making small molds (the size of a jewelry pendant), 30 seconds is enough
time. For larger molds you may need to mix for the full 60 seconds. Room
temperature can be a factor as well.
3. Mix both parts together until the white and red colors become an even
pinkish color with no streaks. You will feel the material become firmer
when it is about ready. Working time as well as curing time may be
prolonged if the putty is cooled before mixing.
4. Lay the mold material on your work surface and press the object to
mold into the ball of compound. Allow the mold to cure for 15 minutes,
then gently flex and bend the mold to release the object.
5. Your mold is finished and ready to use with most types of clays!
Store your molds in a bag or container away form dust and dirt.