A popular collection of molds amongst resin artists, our wide lipped round tray molds, available in 10", 12" and 16" diameters, allow you to create beautiful resin serving or display trays with a 1" wide, 3/8" tall lip around the perimeter. The significant width of the lip allows you to embed larger objects right into the lip of your piece such as sea shells, dried flowers, coins, shell casings and more!
The total height the finished piece created in this mold is approximately 3/4" to the top of the lip. This is the 12" diameter version of our wide lipped tray molds.
Due to the thickness and dimensions of the piece cast from this mold, it is most commonly used with epoxy resin, or concrete only rather than wood and epoxy like most of our other molds.
The last mold you will ever need. Created just for makers, resin artists and wood workers, these time saving flexible yet durable silicone molds significantly cut down on the setup and demolding time usually involved with other molds. Silicone molds are superior to wood and tuck tape, and HDPE molds because:
They can be used with epoxy resin, resin and wood, concrete, plaster and more.
They never need assembled, or disassembled. Saving huge amounts of time.
The strength and flexibility of the molds allows you to insert and remove pieces of wood easily.
The corners and edges never need sealed.
When using wood, the wood stays in place, tight in the mold if you cut it 1/16" larger than the width of the mold. Preventing the need for clamps or weights.
The mold is heat resistant (within reason!), and wont damage when you are popping epoxy bubbles with a torch or heat gun.
The molds are reusable. However silicone molds do have a finite lifespan when used with epoxy resin, but getting 20-30+ castings out of the mold can be expected when they are properly cared for and a mold release spray is used.
Like HDPE, epoxy does not stick to silicone. However in rare cases where the epoxy hasn't fully set (and is still mildly tacky) it can be harder to remove, and potentially create pits or small tears inside the mold when your piece is pulled out. Thus, we recommend the use of mold release spray before each pour to increase the life of your mold. We use the 'MG Chemicals 8329 Non-Silicone Epoxy Mold Release', or Smooth On Ease Release™ 200 which is readily available on Amazon.