More Acrylic Caulk in IOD Moulds

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$10
1 Hour
Easy

I am doing another tutorial for my Iron Orchid Design fans. My last post on here is my most viewed and it is 3 years old do here is a new update.

DAP acrylic caulking applied to IOD moulds

I use DAP Alex plus acrylic caulking and apply in the IOD moulds. Be sure it is this product.

What is needed

You can use any of the IOD moulds but this is the one I use the most: trim moulding. They are wider therefore it takes longer for the acrylic to dry but there is no need to rush. Once dry the moulds last for years until you need them.

Whoops.. but I saved the product

I may have had a blunder when filling the moulds. It seems I did not cut the tip short enough and puncture the seal with a nail (who knew LOL) and once the gun was pushed it came out the back but no worry I saved it all with a plastic knife and filled the moulds.

Another tray ready to dry

Fill the moulds and then let dry until clear which takes from a day to 3 depending on your temperatures.


You can smooth the tops with a wet finger and clean up the edges with wet cloth too or trim one dry.

Let dry well

These are varying stages of completion. The center ones are ones from over 2 years ago, still good to go.

Then remove

Once dry just lift a corner and pull out, they are very flexible and pliable.


They are now ready to be glued on to your projects.

Recent project using the moulds

And here is the project I used them on.

https://creativemoments10.blogspot.com/2020/05/faux-stone-jewelry-box-using-iod-moulds.html


You can also see projects I did in the past using the acrylic moulds on; Old World Bread Box and these Old World Candlestick & Vase


https://creativemoments10.blogspot.com/2018/02/old-world-plaster-look-bread-box.html


https://creativemoments10.blogspot.com/2018/03/more-old-world-plaster-look-projects.html

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  • Angie Angie on Sep 04, 2020

    Love the look so got the same mold, but must have the wrong caulk. Does it need to be 100% acrylic? Is there a release agent you use?

  • Janice Janice on Jun 05, 2021

    Would I be able to use stain by these?

  • Catherine  Hays Catherine Hays on Jun 05, 2021

    What kind of Glue do you use to attach them to your projects? I'm an E6000 junkie but just wondering if it is ok to use on these? PS. Such a great idea, I love these molds and have a ton of them but I love that your idea makes them pliable and the ideas that are running through my mind right now are CRAZY! LOL.. Thank you for sharing..

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  • Debi Debi on Jun 05, 2021

    All I can add is, this is INSPIRING!

  • Cproulx Cproulx on Jun 10, 2021

    Ok I am inspired too! I am inspired not only by that awesome jewelry box, but I am also inspired by the mold! I have always thought the molds everyone uses are way too expensive! I really loved that jewelry box and how easy you made it seem. So, I clicked on the link, ready to be disappointed when the mold would be out of my comfortable cost range. I was surprised at the cost! (Oh, and I am ordering one 👍)

    • Creative Moments Creative Moments on Jun 10, 2021

      I am so glad I inspired you and you found it informative, thank you for sharing these kind words with me :)

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