- How to keep bubbles from destroying your cast piece.
To make a surfactant, place ½ Windex and ½ water into a spray bottle. Shake to mix and spray your mold. If there are deep cavities in the mold, turn the mold upside down before pouring in your plaster to drain any excess liquid.
- The molds will need to have support. Placing your mold into a cup or a bowl for support works well.
- Do not over fill your molds. Fill just “shy” from the top.
- If you are having a difficult time removing your element, warm the plastic up by using a warm blow dryer.
- Reinforce fragile parts of the mold. Some molds have fragile areas that may break easily when removed. While plaster is still wet reinforce the element with something like a toothpick or popsicle stick to keep your piece from breaking. For larger molds use fibers to reinforce your cast pieces.
HOW TO KEEP YOUR MOLDS LEVEL FOR CASTING BY USING Jig Feet
Jig Feet are used to keep the mold level so that the plaster will flow evenly.
As shown in this photo, place the Jig Feet equally as possible on the underside of the mold to maintain a level pouring surface into the mold cavity.
You can buy the mold to create Jig Feet from Elite Artistry, LLC under the tab-- Shop Molds. When casting be sure to fill each cavity to the exact same level.
***SOME molds can be easily placed inside of a bowl or cup to stabilizes and keep level. But, for the larger molds Jig Feet are the best method.