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colouring silicone

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Jun 2. 13 Replies

So, brothers and sisters: what exactly IS silicone pigment?Im working with plast gel 10, and i want to colour it (first with a mix in pigment, maybe later with paint). silicone itself is costly,…Continue

Tags: pigment, color, colouring, silicon, silicone

FOAM MOULDS, RELEASE AGENTS, SEALING...

Started this discussion. Last reply by StopmoNick May 11. 5 Replies

...and other sexy stuff!Seriously: can anyone suggest a good (and reasonably priced) release agent for a stone (crystacal r) mould, to be used for foam latex? Do i really need a release agent? For…Continue

Tags: latex, sealant, release, molds, moulds

foam: ovens!

Started this discussion. Last reply by StopmoNick Jul 29, 2018. 2 Replies

heres one for all you foam-latex aficionados: whats  the simplest way to cook foam? Yes, I know there are online tutorials showing people knocking up ovens from insulating foam and plywood, but that…Continue

Tags: building, puppet, ovens, latex, foam

tentacles!

Started this discussion. Last reply by tam hinton Jul 29, 2018. 10 Replies

So, I'm making TENTACLES...Best type of silicone, anyone? (Or even, am i better sticking to foam latex?)Needs to be flexible, not too bouncy and resistant on the jointed armature, and ideally not too…Continue

Tags: puppets, tentacles, silicone, foam

 

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Simon Tytherleigh replied to tam hinton's discussion colouring silicone
Jun 2
StopmoNick replied to tam hinton's discussion colouring silicone
"Don't know the address of the bonsai message board, I googled "anodised garden wire" and "aluminium bonsai wire" I think.  Or some other combination of those, or indeed other, words... Found it.  An Australian…"
Jun 2
tam hinton replied to tam hinton's discussion colouring silicone
"cant find it. got a link?"
Jun 1
tam hinton replied to tam hinton's discussion colouring silicone
"your knowledge is indeed mighty. i like it! I just know that i found a seemingly identical wire to the one i got from, i think it was 'animation supplies', in the garden store, and it appeared to have the same properties. But im not…"
Jun 1
Simon Tytherleigh replied to tam hinton's discussion colouring silicone
"For a detailed answer on colouring silicone, go to the thread called 'Better ways to paint Platsil Gel 10'. Lots of info there."
Jun 1
StopmoNick replied to tam hinton's discussion colouring silicone
"Animation wire?  Do you mean the Armature Wire that we use in making puppet armatures?  It is annealed, a heat treatment that makes it softer and less bouncy, not galvanised. The galvanised wire I know about is usually steel wire, and the…"
May 31
tam hinton replied to tam hinton's discussion colouring silicone
"Thanks. now, thats an engaged reply! so far ive noticed that there are rv silicone paints available on ebay, a bit cheaper. The key with these things seems to be to buy from somewhere that doesnt sell for fx- for instance, ive noticed that…"
May 31
StopmoNick replied to tam hinton's discussion colouring silicone
"I understand your suspicions, since the Matting Agent sold for taking the shine off the surface of silicone casts is basically Icing Sugar.  I got some to be safe, tasted it, and it tasted like sugar with a little cornflower, and that turned…"
May 29
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tam hinton replied to tam hinton's discussion colouring silicone
"sure, but all i want is someone who knows what the actual ingredients of these pigments is so i can make my own! Neil Gorton et al need to make their money and good luck to them, but this is a niche market and i suspect the product is available…"
May 28
Dawn Brown replied to tam hinton's discussion colouring silicone
"It is best to use the pigment designed to work with the PlatSil Gel-10 you are using. I know they are expensive, but they are designed to work together. And, a little goes a long way. One set of silicone pigments should cover your needs for a very…"
May 28
StopmoNick replied to tam hinton's discussion colouring silicone
"I'm not sure how well a water based paint like acrylic, or a dye, would mix in to silicone, since unlike latex it is not water soluble.  But i think some people have used it, and oil based paints too I think, to tint the silicone.  I…"
May 27
tam hinton replied to tam hinton's discussion colouring silicone
"thanks but what about mixing in pigment?what happens if paint of dye is mixed in for a base colour?"
May 27
Dawn Brown replied to tam hinton's discussion colouring silicone
"Hi Tam, working with silicone has its unique challenges. One of the main things to consider is nothing will stick to silicone but silicone. If you try to paint your silicone piece later with acrylic or whatever, it will just rub off. It is worth it…"
May 27
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colouring silicone

So, brothers and sisters: what exactly IS silicone pigment?Im working with plast gel 10, and i want to colour it (first with a mix in pigment, maybe later with paint). silicone itself is costly, especially with postage, and the paints just crank up the price.So i just want to know, how hard can it be? Will acrylic work? Food colouring?Dye? (the last two work fine in foam latex, for instance.) I dont know the ingredients of the official pigments, but surely i done need to spend a tenner on each…See More
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