I awoke in a sweat. The summer breeze pulled at the gauze drapes, but did little to cool the heat. Someone had been here, it wasn't a dream. I had almost missed it. There lay on the stone floor, a small bit of parchment, bearing his signature: Fleur-de-lis.
IOD Decor Moulds are a result of collaboration between designer and sculptor. We draw inspiration from historic architecture and design, letting the influence of modern use render pieces that will be a go-to for creatives in many forms. From furniture designers, to home decor, to sugar arts - there's a reason why IOD Decor Moulds are favoured across industries.
Now even larger, and made from high quality, food grade silicone, your moulds will bring you joy in your creations for years to come. IOD's patent pending Micro Rim makes casting with a clean edge easier than ever!
SIZE: 6" x 10" (15.2 x 25.4cm)
MEDIUMS: IOD Decor 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 Air Dry Clay is an air dry medium, and one of our favourites. 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 favourite 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.
Hot glue: If you are looking for a cheap, easily accessible casting product, you can also use hot glue. It is pliable and retains the intricate details in the mouldings.
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.