One of the very best things about CHA is that you get exposed to new companies and products that you don’t usually see in stores. That’s why I was intrigued by the “Amazing Crafting Products” booth. Over the next two days I’ll be reviewing two of their products, and the first is Amazing Mold Putty.
Amazing Mold Putty allows you to make your own flexible, heat-resistant, silicone molds that are usable for polymer clay, chocolate, wax, UTEE, or resin. Here’s what they say about it on the website:
FDA compliant mold putty is the best product for making quick simple flexible rubber molds for resin, plaster, polymer clay, wax, chocolate, soap, and much more.
Using it is really simple- just take equal parts of the “A” and “B” compounds, and mix them thoroughly. I used a plastic scoop to measure it out initially, but then I just kinda eye-balled it.
Mix until both colors are blended.
You have about3 minutes to work after that. To make a mold, form a ball and then smoosh (technical term) your object into the Amazing Mold Putty.
Then just leave it there for 20-30 minutes until it “sets up”- it becomes firm, yet flexible, and your original object just pops right out- no release necessary.
Now that it’s ready, you can use if for just about anything. (One note- once you use it for crafts, don’t use it again for food, just to be safe.
Also, since it’s silicone, that means that it’s heat-safe. You can pour hot Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel in it, or melted soap, or hot beeswax. Heck, if you feel like it, you can even bake your polymer clay in it!
Since I’m also reviewing Amazing Casting Resin, my first test was pouring resin into the molds.
Then because I’m a big fan of polymer clay, I decided to make a polymer clay cast of the doll’s face.
Again, the mold captured the details and I’m so glad that I’ll be able to make copies of this vintage face over and over, while keeping my original safe.
Then I used some pearly UTEE & Pearl Ex to make a copy of the heart button. For this, I put the granular enamel into the mold and placed it right in the toaster oven.
After it came out, I noticed absolutely no degradation of the mold. I’m going to get a lot of goodie out of these!
Lastly, then just because I couldn’t resist, I used the milagro mold to make a beeswax casting. Vicki used it on her collage:
This is just too cool! And I probably could just go on and on and on- with chocolate, soap, paper clay, plaster…the uses are almost limitless!
In all my tests, AMP performed really well. In most respects, AMP is really similar to another silicon-mold putty I tried. The real differentiation is amount an price. Normally you’d get about 5 ounces for around 10 US dollars. With the AMP, you get 2/3 of a pound for around $20. So for those of you doing the math, that’s like buying 2 of the other brand and getting an extra free. Now, if you are only going to mold one or two buttons, you might not want to make the investment. But if you want to make multiple molds, large molds, or texture sheets, you definitely want more molding putty to play with. And if you REALLY need molding putty, you can get it in 3 pound, 6 pound, and 20 pound packages. (OK, that may be a bit much even for me.) But if you are a production artist or crafting for shows, you might just need quite a bit.
At the end of the day, I have to say that I love this stuff. I was already in love with making my own molds, and now that I’ve found a more cost-effective putty, I’m not afraid to be even more prolific!
You are probably wondering where you can get Amazing Mold Putty- well, I’ve found that they have it at Michael’s stores and at Hobby Lobbys…but there’s another big list of retailers here. And, of course, there are multiple sources online.
My take?Â Highly recommended! Works great and costs less. What’s not to love?
Sample provided for review purposes.