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« on: May 04, 2004 02:04:02 AM »

i got a small bag of old tin candy molds (sort of like the ones here) at a garage sale.  I'm not really sure what to do with them now.
Any thoughts?
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2004 03:36:09 AM »

Soap molds!!!

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Of course, my DH says I have a serious problem and think EVERYTHING should be a soap mold....
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2004 05:55:14 AM »

Crayon molds! I tried to do it unsuccessfully with some Rainbow Brite lollipop molds once
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2004 10:34:55 PM »

Don't worry, Amareluna, I think everything should be soap molds, too.  I've got a vintage snow-man tin, don't know if it's a cookie mold or candy mold, but it's a sheet with four snowmen, roughly 3oz each I'd say, that I simply couldn't leave behind at the thrift store.  And I bought a whole shoebox full of old plastic plaster molds at an estate sale for $1 to use with soaps...

Another thing you can use them for is molded paper.  There are a couple other threads that describe molded paper, complete with links, and you can find instructions pretty easily on the HGTV website because Carol Duvall LOVES molded paper, but it's really very easy.  You cut up some paper.  Old phone books, tissue paper, whatever.  You put some water in a blender, add the paper snippets and blend it all up into a slurry.  Then you add dried seeds, flowers, herbs, leaves or even nothing; just whatever nifty little pretties you might want in the finished paper product.  Then you pour it into your molds.  Now, ideally, paper molds are made of porous clay materials like terra cotta, that will absorb water, or if you're making sheets, a sort of screen is used. (The name for this screen escapes me at the moment, but it has one.)  But, you still can use metal and other molds.  It takes a lot longer to dry, and you might have to be careful of mold, but keeping it in a nice dry room, perhaps with a fan on it, will speed things up and you shouldn't have to worry.  The candy molds in the picture you posted would make very unique and lovely molded paper ornaments.  I think you can lay a piece of ribbon right into the slurry as it's drying to hang the ornament with.
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2004 07:14:56 PM »

Then, of course, they're great for polymer clay too  Grin

If you're interested in trying them with pc, check out this page for how to use polymer clay with all sorts of molds (as well as how to make molds with it):
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/molds.htm


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