Create your own calaveras de azúcar out of epoxy resin with our seasonal Candy Skull Trinket Box – With Lid. This 2-piece box has a skull shape with a pretty decorative skull lid. Our detailed silicone mould has a shiny interior and makes casting resin for Día de Muertos decorations easy and fun! As well as being useful for keeping all your little treasures safe.
- Dimensions: Lid: 117mm width x 165mm length x 6mm depth approx
- Dimensions: Box: 127mm width x 170mm length x 34mm depth approx
How to look after your new mould: top tips from the Resin8 team
Our silicone moulds can be used multiple times - to get the very best resin results it is important to care for them perfectly. Keep your mould in the bag it comes to you in and store carefully moulds do not like to be stacked or kept contained in a box with other items, this will result in the mould losing its shape. Moulds that are more complex to demould from will not last as long as straightforward, plain moulds.
It is best to use a heat tool such as an embossing craft gun to rid bubbles from your creations, naked flames can damage the outer edges of your mould. Take extra care when de-moulding your creation, pay special attention to not scratch the interior of your mould with long fingernails.
Any residue left in your mould once you have finished using it can be brushed out with a soft bristled brush such as a watercolour paint brush. Do not use sticky tape to de-tack dust, fluff or glitters - doing this will remove the interior shine within your mould.
If your casting comes out dull it could be that the mould has come to the end of its life (or that the mould doesn't have a shiny interior surface). You can keep using moulds that are past their best - it just takes a little more effort. Add a thin layer of resin to the casting or use polish and a cloth to bring up the shine.
You might like to consider using moulds that have past their best for another exciting craft. How about exploring the wonderful world of Jesmonite? Resin-tired moulds make excellent moulds for working with Jesmonite. You can find more about this wonderful composite here.