Thermomorph - A Review
Hi, everyone! A while back I was asked to do a review by Rizzi at Thermomorph. I've been so busy that I am just not getting to it but better late than never, right? ;)
So, here is what I know:
Product Name: Thermomorph
Size: 500 grams
Material: Polymorph granules
Basically, it is this really neat moldable plastic that can be use for all sorts of things and is reusable. I followed the directions on the back of the container to create a few decorative embellishments.
Here is what you will need:
Step 1: Boil a kettle of water and pour into a suitable container. Allow to cool to around 60 degrees Celsius to avoid any scalding. **I did not have a thermometer so I just boiled water in my Keurig and used that!
Step 2: Pour Thermomorph pellets into hot water.
Step 3: Wait approximately 2 mins, until all the Thermomorph pellets have gone clear and formed a clump. When this happens you know your ThermoMorph is ready. You can see in the picture below the pellets turning clear.
Step 4: Carefully remove your ThermoMorph with tongs and wait until it is cool enough to mold without scalding. I used a pair of rubber gloves but I do not recommend them! They stuck to the ThermoMorph and it was a bit frustrating. You can also see that my all my pellets did not turn clear which I can only imagine was because my water was not hot enough. Remember I did not have a thermometer to measure the water temp.
Step 5: Mold your ThermoMorph using your hands or tools if necessary! I felt once I took the ThermoMorph out of the heated water that I was on a ticking clock. As soon as it hits cool air it takes seconds for it to harden, so I had to work fast.
Step 6: Allow your ThermoMorph to cool to room temperature where it will set as a hard plastic again. **I found mine to dry super fast but that might have been, again, due to not having had submerged it in the right temperature water.
Notice in the picture below that I let the plastic spill over the edge of the mold a bit. My thought was that I could simply trim it once dry. Wrong! This stuff dries SUPER hard and my most sturdy scissors had a hard time cutting cleanly along the pieces I made.
One great thing about this material is that it is reusable! I made my first molds and couldn't trim them easily so I simply threw them back in the hot water to soften it and tried again. The second time around I made sure to not have an of the plastic outside of the mold and my embellishments turned out GREAT!
All in all it is some pretty cool stuff! As as crafter, it was fun to play with and I look forward to using it again to create my own embellishments!
Here are the links to follow if you want to grab your a jar and play with it yourself! :)
Thanks so much for stopping by! See you again soon!