Jazz up a favourite memory or display as a stylish art piece, the resin masterpiece you'll make with the Classic Picture Frame Mould will be fit for a museum! Use chestnut brown mica with various dried flowers and leaves to make a natural piece like ours, or go full-on Warhol with our neon pigments bundle!
- Finished frame measures: 180mm long (18cm) x 130mm wide (13cm) x 72mm deep (7.2cm)
- Size of aperture for photos: 140mm x 90mm (1cm smaller than 6x4" standard photo size)
- This mould takes approx 130ml of resin or 220g of JESMONITE to fill
- Top tip 1: Make this beautiful photo frame in layers. Start with a 15-18mm layer of clear resin and then top up with beautiful botanicals, sparkles and embedded memories).
- Tip tip 2: Due to the design of this silicone mould you may need to give it some reinforcement while your resin is curing (to avoid warping). We suggest you place something heavy in the middle to support the inner sides.
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.