How do you matte silicone? (I used dragon skin and sealed it with silicone caulking mixed with white gasoline). I know you are supposed to work the caulking until it dries to create the matte look, but I just haven't seemed to master it and now my silicone is shiny. I'm not sure what to do. Thanks.
I have used Dragon skin and dusted it with iceing sugar worked fine
I use the matting powder from FuseFx - check out the link: http://www.fusefx.ca/products.html# <email>
I've used both, the icing sugar and FiseFX matting powder. The idea is to break up the shiny surface. The way I do it, is to use a sieve, like we use to strain tea leaves, and vibrate it over the object. This sort of gives a fine dust even coat. Then the object is left to cure and later the powder is washed off. Works every time.
Hi , thank you for your tips with icing sugar , I use it and work fantastic , however in one place small bit peeled off , can you tell me please why this happen and how to fix it? Thank you in advance
Hi joana daril atkins was the person who gave you the good advice on this subject and i think you may have got through to me by mistake could you try daril to find this out sorry good luck
In your initial post you mentioned using Dragon Skin for your product. You did not mention what color system you used. Was it also from Smooth-On? If so then some residue from the mold may have stuck on to the product thus acting as a separator. To fix it try using 'Skin-*****' from Smooth On.
Hi there , thank you for a quick replay , I did't start this topic , I was just looking for some informations and I found your answer to someone as very useful , however I do work with dragon skin fx pro . I used a silicon pigment to color my mold in flash tone , next I did paint my mold using oil paints mixed with the same silicon , I thinned a bit with naphtha , and cure it , the paints stick to silicone beautiful , but was to shine , so I add on the top next layer of dragon skin and use icing powder to matte the shine , looks really great , but I found 2 spots were is peeling off , I hope this make sense, what I did wrong please help , Kind regards Joanna
Molding and casting are a process of manipulation of materials. In this process one prior material may keep a residue on the next. It is very important to remove residues. They can serious affect the next stage or its outcome. Take for example separators, or model materials, these can hang on in undercuts or crevices.
Seriously, sculpture requires discipline, in that each stage must be considered an end in itself. Each stage is an art. Mold making is an art. Meticulous describes it.
Please tell me if you distinguish between a mold and a cast. In my book, a mold is the negative and a cast is the positive. And frankly I have never mixed oil paints with silicone polymer.
Hello , Okay let me start again I made a sculpt from polymer clay and now try to poured in silicone , first I made a form from silicone rubber and strong it with paris bandages , everything goes well , because even if I newbie with silicones , I made few months research about this medium . I just stuck now when I'm nearly close to finish my project , because the last stage is matte the silicone . I did found out about this system of painting from website silicone mask making , they using fusefx paints or just mixing oil base paints with silicone. My problem is how to fix the patches where silicon peeling off , because rest of my project is just fine . Thank you Joanna
Is there residue on the surface?
Is color leeching out of the cured silicone?
Hi , no is not , I clear the surface before applying matte layer using acetone , and this silicone is not leaching after cured , but still can't figure out why is peeling off?
HI daril i have been waching with interest do you think joanna maybe having some cross contamination problems with using the same brush between release agents and cleaning and perhaps using a brush that is not cleaned properly or changing brushes etc i dont no this topic like you
Not all the paint job is peeling off but in some spots as mentioned. The reason could be residue, or contamination as you mentioned or uncured areas due to lack of homogenization during mixing.
Be that as it may, now a solution is called for. I think I mentioned repair using 'Skin-*****'
Thank you guys for replay , I think you are right , I miss those spots , so how you call this product to repair my work , is it skin-***** from smooth on? Regards Jo
Skin-***** from Smooth On
To achieve a matte silicone, mix 'NOVOCS MATTE' into your Dragon Skin silicone. This will cure to a matte finnish. Novocs Matte is available from Smooth-on, or Bentley Chemicals.
An Novocs matte be mixed in withEcoflex 20 for a matte finish? Also, why was my limb still shiny when I mixed the novocs matte with my paint?