IOD DECOR MOULDS

The IOD Décor Moulds are made from food safe materials (do not use the same set
for food and crafts), and can be used to transform and create baked goods, furniture,
soaps, jewelry, and just about anything you can think up in that creative brain of
yours.


DIFFERENT MEDIUMS

IOD Décor Moulds can be used with many different mediums. We will cover the two
most common here. Every medium has its own characteristics, challenges, and
virtues.

Air dry clay, or paper clay: IOD paper clay is an air dry medium, and one of our
favorites. Like most paper pulp based air dry clays, some shrinking, warping, and
cracking is inherent. We like these qualities for a distressed, authentically vintage
look. Our favorite way to apply moulded pieces is to remove them from the mould
while still moist, and adhere to the surface with the appropriate glue so it conforms
well. For vertical surfaces, use a piece of low tack tape to hold it in place so it doesn’t
slide.

Casting resins: There are some great pourable resins available. These have
completely different qualities than the paper clay. There is no shrinking or warping,
and the castings are more consistent. Depending on the project, these qualities can
be helpful. If you need to conform them to a curved surface, this can be done if
removed from the mould before it’s completely hardened.

On releases: We find that most of the time a release is not necessary and the
casting will come out without the use of a release, however, if you are having trouble
with the material sticking (more common with clays than resins), a light dusting of
simple cornstarch or arrowroot is a great choice.