- Set of silicone - casting mold
- Set of silicone - spatulas
- Measuring cup
- Stirring spoon
- Support jig
- Mother shape
Making your own casting molds from silicone is simple and practical. You can make your unique candles. Silicone molds are not only durable but also easy to make complex candles due to their flexibility.
Making silicone molds - casting
To make a silicone mold, you first need a “mother mold”. The mother mold ultimately becomes the thickness of the mold and is therefore very important for the final result. Make sure that the silicone mold is at least 1 cm thick on all sides. The mold then has sufficient strength to last a long time. Silicone rubber
gives an exact copy of the parent model and shows every detail.
1. Take a measuring cup/pourer and a good stirring spoon. Mix the silicone rubber with the hardener in a ratio of approximately 1 to 10. Mix gently and evenly to avoid air bubbles.
2. When a homogeneous mass has been created, you can gently pour the mixture over the mother model into the support model.
3. The silicone rubber can be used a few minutes after mixing and then starts to harden. For best results, allow the rubber to harden for at least 24 hours.
4. Then remove the silicone mold from the support mold and remove the master model. The mold is now ready to use!
For the advanced user; it is also possible to make divisible silicone molds for slightly more complex shapes.
Add less hardener to the rubber for a more flexible mold. Use more hardener for a stiffer, sturdier mold.
Silicone molds using spatulas
Silicone molds can also be made using the spatula technique. The spatula technique is more commonly used with larger candles.
1 To make a silicone mold using spatulas, the silicone rubber, hardener and Thixo are needed. Add the hardener to the silicone rubber according to the ratio of 2 to 100 parts (2%)
2 Then add 0.5 to 1% Thixo to this mixture. Stir the components well until a homogeneous mass is formed. If air bubbles form, let the mass rest for a while (± 5 minutes)
3 You can then apply the mixture to the mother mold with a spatula. Make sure that the layer is applied approximately 1cm around the mother mold.
4 Allow the mass to harden for approximately 24 hours at room temperature (± 18°C). Then carefully cut open the mold with a sharp knife.
- Cover the work surface and wear an apron!
- When pouring, make sure the pot is flat and on a sturdy surface.
- Prepare only as much color as you need.
- Check the temperature of the wax with a thermometer.
- Only light candles in the presence of adults.
- Beware of fire: never heat the wax directly in the mold.
- Never heat the wax directly in a pan or over an open fire.
- The washing vapor is flammable at 180 °C.
- Never leave candles burning unattended.
- Always place candles on a fireproof surface. (See our safety instructions )