Plastic Vs. Silicone Molds

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four multi-colored silicone molds laying on a wooden surface

Hey Crafty Comrades of Promise Epoxy! 🎨 Today, we're diving into the colorful world of resin molds. 🌈 Let's unravel the mystery: What's the scoop on plastic vs. silicone molds? πŸ€”

Plastic molds

They're your budget-friendly buddies, perfect for beginners who are just dipping their toes into the resin river. Easy to handle and lighter on the wallet, these molds are great for those initial experiments. But hey, they're like that first pancake - might get a few scratches here and there. Plastic (also known as HDPE or polyethylene) are not always the best for epoxy resin though as it can be quite tough to demold!

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Silicone Molds

Think of these as your long-term craft companions. πŸ’ͺ A bit more of an investment, but oh-so-worth-it for their durability and sleek results. They're like that trusty friend who always has your back (or in this case, your crafts)! Plus, they give your creations that extra shine and smoothness, making them pop! ✨

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Whether you're a newbie or a seasoned pro, there's a mold for every maker. Start with plastic to practice and polish your skills. Then, when you're ready to level up, silicone molds are waiting to turn your projects into masterpieces. 🌟

Pro Tip: No matter the mold, a dash of resin gloss sealer spray can add that perfect finishing touch to your work! πŸ’¦

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So, which will you choose for your next project? Plastic's practical charm or silicone's sophisticated finesse? Let us know in the comments! πŸ“¬