Vinamold Workshop

For this workshop we were asked to bring an object to cast, either glass, ceramic, metal o’r food surprisingly!

Vinamold is not very expensive and you can re-use it a couple of times, it also has a very low melting point, I think this is the perfect product if I would want to carry on with this process at home!

  1. Create a box for your object out of clay to hold the Vinamold, make sure there is no holes for it to escape
  2. I used a perfume bottle to cast which was quite big, because there was a lot of space left around it I pinched the clay so I wouldn’t have use as much Vinamold.
  3. Cut the Vinamold into sugar cube pieces and fill up a glass bowl, then put in the microwave on 2 minutes until it’s turned into liquid. Remember to use goggles and gloves for this as the bowl can get very hot.
  4. Carefully pour the Vinamold on top of your object (clearly you can see i didn’t do this very carefully!)
  5. It depends on the size of your object how long it’ll take to cool, because mine was so big I left it for a couple of hours but smaller object could take around 40 minutes.
  6. Take the clay off with your hands, this can be quite challenging if you’ve left it over night a it tends to crumble, use a scalpel to open the edge of the vinamold so you can take your piece out.

Because the lid of the bottle was plastic it melted so the cast is a bit disorientated but the bottom half was successful, I hope I will be able to use this soon, I think it would make great mini plant pots!

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