DIY Fake Ice Cubes

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    While conceptualizing another photo I decided I wanted to use fake ice cubes to eliminate condensation and keep the melting ice from diluting the color of the liquor (and my freezer makes terribly ugly ice). I looked all over town for these things, but couldn't find anywhere. I even tried Spencer Gifts to get those joke ice cubes with flies in them. I figured a little Photoshop would fix that, but no luck, so I made my own.

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    1. gardonduty 28 months ago | reply

      Great idea! Wonder if this technique could work in silicone baking molds. I'll have to try it :)

    2. The Canonyst 27 months ago | reply

      I used silicone ice cube trays and baked them in the oven. The ones I bought were heat safe up to 425 degrees. Problem is the sides and bottom didn't come out clear, they came out foggy. The top was crystal clear.

      I have to figure out if it will always do that or if it was just a first time thing breaking in the mold. I suppose I could line the silicone ice cube tray with aluminum foil and see how that works.

    3. theseattlegirl00 27 months ago | reply

      What a wonderful image of fake ice cubes! I wanted to let you know that it was recently used and attributed to you in an article about home remedies for pimples, zits, and skin blemishes. Thank you again for this great pic!

      - theseattlegirl

    4. Lucid Brands 27 months ago | reply

      Keep in mind this is like melting toxic waste. The smell. The smell!

    5. Moltomario 24 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the tutorial. Very informative.

    6. hondokusumo 22 months ago | reply

      Can anyone tell me is it in celcius degrees? Thx before...

    7. Florida Beach Bum 18 months ago | reply

      Wonderful, thanks so much for sharing :)

    8. bssc0902 16 months ago | reply

      Will this work with the silicone baking trays?

    9. felipe.tesser 16 months ago | reply

      It in celcius degress?

    10. ren  14 months ago | reply

      So creative!

    11. faerydragonet 13 months ago | reply

      That's in fahrenheit. If it is in celsius it would be black.

    12. AtlantaTerry 13 months ago | reply

      In the USA, you can find fake ice cubes at Hobby Lobby stores. And they are available in different colors, too. The ones I bought are not as large as regular ice cubes.

    13. Ahd Photography 13 months ago | reply

      Brilliant! Thanks for the detailed instructions

    14. Dolkin 12 months ago | reply

      thank you. i was lookin for something like this ;)

    15. Wesley Naves 11 months ago | reply

      I´m still working on my ices (two tries and they got many air bubble and kind burn color, yellowish).

      I was waiting finish them to share this, but i will share before cause the ices can take a little longer.

      www.flickr.com/photos/wesleynaves/8641626988/in/photostream
      All the cool effect was homemade with simples and common itens, for the blur on the bottle I rubbed a candle all over it, for the drops i used a sprayer with water and glycerine (50% - 50%) and for the big drop running i used hair gel. For the little ice cristals just take a clear plastic and put it on blender, you will get tiny pieces and some powder, just put a little of it over the bottle.

      Hope you all like and can use this technique in better ways than i did.

      Keep the good work you all and lets share knowledge.

    16. AtlantaTerry 11 months ago | reply

      Here is the photo by :
      DSC_6990

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