Two-part silicone mold making putty
Plastic Measuring Spoons
Tip - make sure you have all your supplies together before you begin. Once you mix the putty, you only have a certain amount of time before the putty sets. The putty is not inexpensive so you don't want to waste it!
First, start off with a button. Or two. Or heck, just a whole pile if you want! Tip - choose a button that has a nice curve to it.
Tip - to measure the silicone putty, I like to use inexpensive plastic measuring spoons I purchased at the grocery store. Mark them for the two colors of your putty - here, I used a silver sharpie to mark W for white and P for purple. This way, you won't contaminate your two colors before you mix them.
Tip - use a larger measure of putty than the button you are pressing. Remember, you are going to be pressing the button down and need enough putty to make it work!
Tip - This is to protect any surfaces you may be mixing on, and to keep the putty clean.
Tip - if you don't like the position of your button, just roll the putty and start again. But remember, you only have a certain amount of time before the putty sets.
Push with an even pressure on the button.
Tip - use the very edge of your fingernail to gently push into the side of the mold. If the silicone does not retain the fingernail mark, it is ready to unmold.
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