Using Alja‑Safe™ Alginate to Cast Silicone Body Parts


What’s Sets Alja-Safe™ Apart? In addition to being an exceptional body molding material, Alja-Safe™ alginate does not contain free crystalline silica (a known carcinogen). Not only does this make Alja-Safe™ safer to use, it also means that you can cast platinum silicone rubbers directly into finished molds. Platinum silicones can often bond in other alginates that contain crystalline silica.

Alja-Safe™ also captures detail better than other alginates, giving you a more accurate reproduction of your original. Alja-Safe™ is easy to use and cures quickly. It reproduces fine detail and makes an excellent temporary mold – good for one or two reproductions of any body part.

This sequence shows how to make a perfect reproduction of an entire arm.

Materials Used in this Tutorial

  • Alja-Safe™
  • Plastic Tube
  • Sulfur Free Clay
  • Melamine Board
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Water
  • Mixing Containers and Sticks
  • Drill
  • Squirrel Mixer
  • Ecoflex™ 00-30
  • Silc-Pig™ Fleshtone
  • Vacuum Chamber
  • Mixing Containers
  • Mixing Sticks