Learn how to make your own Silicone Mold to create beautiful DIY Rose Magnets Using FastCast Resin. This Rose Flower Silicone Mold can be used for multiple projects be it for food, candies, ice cubes or resin projects like this one that I will show you today.
Okay, so this has to be the most fun I have had with crafting lately as I decided to dabble into the world of Silicone Mold making which honestly seemed pretty daunting to me at first.
I don’t know why it took me so long to start playing around with making Silicone Molds as now I can’t stop. Since this post, I have made multiple more projects with Silicone Putty that I cannot wait to share with you guys!
But Before we jump into today’s project I want to point you towards a few more Resin related projects that you will quite enjoy such as my Felt Flower Resin Tray, these gorgeous Confetti Resin Coasters and if you want to tackle bigger projects be sure to check out my DIY Resin Bar Cart Makeover.
Okay so now back to today’s project where I teach you how to make your own silicone mold, pour some resin into, and make adorable DIY Rose Flower Magnets. It sounds like a great time to me!
Let’s also get the supplies and materials used on this project out of the way so we can begin the tutorial.
Materials Needed to make DIY Rose Flower Magnets
Firstly before we jump into the actual silicone mold making process I just want to let you know that you can always buy rose flower shape silicone mold or any other mold of your choice to make this process a little faster.
But if you want to make your own mold please keep on reading. And I also have a video for the whole process if you are more of a visual video person.
So I went with the EasyMold Silicone to create my own silicone mold.
How to Make a Silicone Mold
- Mix equal parts of the Silicone Mold which is Part A (the purple container) and Part B (white container)
- Scoop out equal parts of each, make it into a ball and see if they are both the same amount. If not add more and try to roughly make it as equal as you can.
- Mix it together. It will take about a minute for the silicone putty to fully combine.
- From here you have three minutes of working time to insert or wrap the silicone putty around your item/ object.
- Then let the silicone putty harden for the next 25 minutes.
- Take your item out and you will have a beautiful Mold ready to be used for making Resin or Clay or Chocolate etc crafts.
So that was a quick run down of how to use it but let me show you my silicone mold making process.
Tutorial on how to make DIY Rose Magnets – Using a Silicone Mold
How to make the Silicone Putty
Like I mentioned earlier, measure out roughly Part A and Part B. The best way to gauge that you are using equal parts is by making it into a ball and placing them side by side. If it looks equal time to mix both of them together to create your Silicone Putty.
The EasyMold Silicone Putty that I used in this project states to mix it for around a minute to evenly incorporate it.
After this point, you will have three minutes of working time to create your Silicone Mold.
Also, this silicone putty is non-toxic and food-grade safe so it can be handled without wearing gloves.
Insert Your Object/ Item in the Silicone Mold to create the Impression
So I of course went with a rose shape for my Magnets but you can take an impression of anything you like be it a pair of earrings, button, faux succulent, etc the ideas and options are limitless.
I just wanted the impression of the top part of my Rose Container which is what I inserted directly into the Silicone Putty.
Press your item directly into the putty which will flatten it out. I also went up the sides of the container to create depth for my Rose Magnets.
Press out any air bubbles that might form along the way and even out the silicone putty as much as you can. Then after that leave it to harden for about 25 minutes.
You will know it is done when you create an indent in the silicone mold and it doesn’t take shape but bounces back.
While the silicone mold was hardening I kept my rose container inserted the entire time.
My silicone mold was done way before more like in Ten minutes it had hardened and fully taken shape.
Take out your item from the mold and you will have a crisp, clean silicone mold of a Rose Flower ready to be used.
If you want to use it right away for pouring Resin the instructions are such that you should let it cure for 24 hours or if you want to use it right away bake it at 350F on an aluminum lined sheet for about 30 minutes.
When the mold had cooled down it is ready to be used for Resin.
These Magnets are also available in my shop for purchase.
Making The Rose Flower Magnets Using FastCast Resin
To use the silicone mold for pouring Resins you can do it either way by pouring clear Resin which I have used in creating this gorgeous Marbled Resin Coffee Table or you can use FastCast resin which sets in literally 10 minutes but it is white when cured, unlike regular transparent Resin.
Instructions on Using FastCast Resin
The FastCast Resin comes with two bottles, one will be clear and the other will have a yellowish tint to it. You will need to pour equals amounts of both in a disposable cup.
To measure how much you need you can first pour water in your silicone mold then pour it in the disposable cup. Mark the amount needed on the cup and split it equally in two parts so you can pour equal amounts of both liquids.
Stir the FastCast Resin for a total of 60 seconds before you pour it into the silicone molds. You will start to feel slight heat being generated that is because this Resin sets literally in 10 minutes. Super quick and easy.
Pour the FastCast Resin in the prepared Rose Silicone Molds
As soon as you pour it in the silicone molds you will see in a few seconds that it will turn completely white and solid.
The whole process is odorless and really quick. You should see the Video I have included in this post to see this part as it literally is Magic with the way it changes from completely liquid to solid in a matter of seconds.
Take out the Resin from the Silicone Mold
After ten minutes you will notice that the FastCast Resin practically pops out. It’s so quick to cure.
And just look at how stunning and crips the Rose Flower came out. The Silicone Mold took such an accurate impression and the FastCast Resin came out beautiful.
To turn these beautiful Rose Flower Resin Pieces into Magnets simply attach magnets.
I cut out squares from a magnet sheet and glued it onto the backside of it using E6000 glue.
Painting the FastCast Resin Rose Flower Magnets
Okay so this part is completely optional and up to you. You could keep the Resin in it’s original state which is white as it looks beautiful that way as well or if you like playing with color you could paint all of them as I did.
You could also spray paint it or just add gold flakes or gold splatters. So many options to customize it.
I decided to paint it and not just some ordinary paint by using only one color I painted it using the Ombre technique.
For instance, for this green magnet, I painted the middle a light green then blended it out to a slightly darker green and the last and final color was the darkest shade of green.
The trick to getting the perfect ombre is a lot of blending. On every Rose Flower Magnet, I spent about a good 15 – 20 minutes so the color blending was seamless.
The final touches were adding some dots around the flower and you can see the detailed painting process in the Video as well.
And here is how my DIY Rose Flower Magnets turned out.
What do you guys think?