So I’ve got a new product to compliment the original Blu-Stuff molding putty. This Liquid Blu-Stuff (I may yet change the name) is just as easy to use as the putty, is non-toxic, and cures incredibly quickly compared to many other silicone rubbers (at least that I know of). Unlike the Blu-Stuff putty which is great for casting clays and putties because it cures firm, this new Liquid Blu-Stuff cures into a soft rubber, making it better suited for casting resins and plasters.
I’ve made an introductory video to show just how easy it is to use.
One of the first things I tried with the Liquid Blu-Stuff was molding the series of feathers I had made for the Doombull project. I began by building a simple container from Lego in which to pour the Liquid Blu-Stuff.
Liquid Blu-Stuff comes in two capped bottles (100ml each) which are very simple to pour from.
In this instance I did a test run with water in the lego mold container to check what volume of liquid I would need. I then simply poured in equal amounts of Liquid Blu-Stuff into a pot I had handy (product is supplied with two measuring pots) and mixed with a wooden stick until one consistent light blue colour.
This is then poured into the mold, letting it fill up slowly from one end.
The great thing about this stuff is it’s really easy to use and only takes 15 minutes to cure. It’s too soft to be used with epoxy putties like Green Stuff, but works wonderfully with resin (another post coming soon about my use of resin).