This Giant Faceted Sphere Silicone Mould makes a perfect desk planetarium. It could be a colourful paperweight or you could use it to make a botanical show piece like our example! We think it's going to be your NEW FAVOURITE MOULD!
You can see exactly what you're casting due to the mould's translucency and you will be able to cast in layers so could go for a multi-coloured, multi-layered look. This mould also has a clever foot design so that it can be freestanding - woop woop.
- Dimensions: approx 80x85mm diameter (a big handful)
- The finished casting will stand up by itself as it has a flat bottom
- Use our rejuven8 polishing collection to finish any rough bottom edges
- The top of the sphere has a smooth point
Demoulding this goliath is TRICKY... we strongly advise you to demould in warm soapy water. Gently tease the mould away from the casting and let warm water seep into the mould before releasing the casting underwater.
For minimal bubbles we suggest you make this piece in layers, pouring each layer before the next one has set.
You can choose to buy the stand for the sphere so it sits atop your mantlepiece in pride of place. The base mould measures 8 x 4.8mm.
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.