New for Spring 2023, the IOD Toadstool Decor Mould by Iron Orchid Designs contains 11 highly detailed moulds of mushrooms and toadstools. The various toadstools and mushrooms are a perfect decoration in floral bowls, arrangements and wreaths or great as pendants for gifts, lanterns, vases, or whatever your imagination desires.
Silicone Mould Dimensions: One single 6" x 10" mould.
Food safe. The IOD 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. IOD 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 Air Dry 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: There are some great pourable resins available, like Amazing Casting Resin. These have completely different qualities than the IOD Air Dry 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.