Making a Simple Rock Mold with Silicone Caulk
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« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2007, 03:42:31 AM »

finally results!
the finished cast is demolded and painted. In this case a fiarly simple dark wash that was steel wooled off. then washes and highlights added.
and presto.
If anyone has any other questions let me know. Ill be glad to help if i can.
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« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2007, 06:03:39 AM »

Hey Josh!

What a terrific essay on makewing a mold! This is outstanding in value to many! I'm glad you and folks like Don P share your gifts! I just wanted to say thanks for being a good teacher!

Rick
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« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2007, 07:26:18 AM »

Very nice posting, I'm impressed.  That process will work very well.  I have done similar things throughout the years but did use water as the catalyst and you are right, it doesn't go into solution very well.  I whip it real well and then dump the access water out.  Then smooth it onto the surface with my finger while wearing a latex glove.  I love the use of the dish soap and water to smooth it out.  I have never done that before.  Cool trick and again, great posting!
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« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2007, 08:00:13 AM »

Great post. Thank you.
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« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2007, 08:19:43 AM »

i'm gonna be trying this --- Thanks ;D
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« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2007, 08:47:23 AM »

Thanka for sharing very helpful
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« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2007, 09:16:15 AM »

Info is much appreciated.  Thank you.
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« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2007, 12:01:40 PM »

Good I am glad I can help. I get so much help from everyone on this forum, its nice to return the favor. :D
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« Reply #23 on: July 11, 2007, 12:55:01 PM »

Josh,
 Great post ! ....Even better when you look at the cost of imitation rocks in the catalogs $$$
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« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2007, 01:01:00 PM »

Thats for sure. plus you can pick your own rocks for display. I have even done this on a larger scale molding a rock that was 3 feet wide. it took a bit more silicone :D but it worked
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« Reply #25 on: July 11, 2007, 02:14:54 PM »

great step by step very detailed i appreciate it very much thank you
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« Reply #26 on: July 11, 2007, 02:33:41 PM »

I am headed back to walmart for caulking to give your tips a try. Great post, thank you!
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« Reply #27 on: July 11, 2007, 05:48:03 PM »

fantastic lesson.  thanks for sharing.  sometime you have to see pictures to really get it.  thanks again for taking the time to post for all us needing to know. 
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« Reply #28 on: July 11, 2007, 08:13:35 PM »

Wow! That was a great post. Thanks so much for taking the time and effort to detail this process. Big money saver. Thanks again.
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« Reply #29 on: July 11, 2007, 09:37:54 PM »

WOW i made a mess..maybe the the egg and small pecans were to small.
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