These flat Mandala Surface Detail Moulds have a range of beautiful designs embossed into round silicone pieces, letting you create intricate patterns perfect for encasing in ornate coasters, placemats, trays, or pretty much anything you can think of! Use some beautiful seasonal trend mica powders to add a splash of colour, or some ultrafine purple eco-glitter to make it shine.
PLEASE NOTE: these moulds make thin ornate detailed patterns which can then be submerged into coasters, place mats and other decorative items, the pieces made by this mould are too thin to be used as objects by themselves. The coaster moulds shown in the video are NOT INCLUDED. Please check measurements carefully - we found that the 130mm round tile mould fits most nicely.
- Awareness: 100mm diameter
- Bliss: 100mm diameter
- Forgiveness: 130mm diameter
- Gratitude: 135mm diameter (you'll need a bigger mould for this one!)
- Inspiration: 125mm diameter
- Optimism: 120mm diameter
- Wisdom: 80mm diameter
- Each mould is approx 4mm thick with a 2mm deep embossed design
These moulds takes less than 10ml of resin to fill. We'd recommend using fill-it as these intricate designs make your pieces prone to bubbles!
If you're going to submerge your make into another mould to make a coaster, remember to use heat-resistant resin for the actual coaster!!!!
Top Tip: Use the side of a lolly pop stick to smooth the resin across when filling it to ensure an even fill, and gentry poking a cocktail stick into the crevices to get rid of pesky air bubbles.
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.