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IOD Decor Moulds, Air Dry Clay, Resin and Brick Rollers Iron Orchid Designs NZ

IRON ORCHID DESIGNS DECOR MOULDS

The Iron Orchid Designs 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.

Iron Orchid Designs 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: Casting resins 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.

Rustic Restyle Ltd

Welcome to Rustic Restyle Ltd - 'transforming your home one piece at a time'. We are a friendly team here with a flair for style and design, a love of recycling furniture and homes and helping you to achieve the look you love. All this is made so easy with Mango Paint (chalk based paint) and Finishes. And our quality Stencils, Patterned Rollers Foils, Iron Orchid Designs and Vintage finds.