When we set out to create this mold we wanted something that would not just be for the Halloween season. The sugar skull / skull mandala mold has wide appeal. Yes, Halloween is one season where skull arts and crafts are more popular, but the "Day Of The Dead" celebration is another. Plus, skulls have universal appeal, with some decorating and theming spaces with skull and other macabre themed decor year round. Adding the mandala style design within just broadens the appeal where skulls can be ornate and even beautiful.
The finished casting out of this mold is 12" high, 8" wide at the widest point and 3/4" thick. However, it can be made thinner by using less resin or concrete, up to a minimum of 3/8" thick.
Our RSCC line of silicone molds are crafted with artists, makers and bakers in mind. While RSCC stands for resin, soap, candy and chocolate they can also be used with plaster, acrylic resin/Jesonite, concrete and other popular pourable materials.
These are not your run of the mill $10 mass produced and imported molds you'll find on many shopping sites. The custom tooling (blanks) and silicone molds are all made one-by-one, by hand at our facility in Ontario, Canada. We use the highest grade platinum cure silicone, which surpasses the quality and standards of regular food grade silicone. Our silicone is cured with platinum, not peroxide making it safer for use in food and medical applications. We make our molds incredibly thick, to ensure they are self supporting and won't bend or deform when full of your material. Every artist, maker or baker who gets one of our molds immediately acknowledges the quality difference and can justify the cost difference.
Please remember that if you are using silicone molds with epoxy resin or other corrosive or abrasive chemical that you need to use a mold release before pouring your resin. We recommend a non-silicone based release such as the MG Chemicals 8329 or Mann Ease Release 200/300. Using a proper release will extend the life of your mold and help to prevent mold tear-out.