Inclusion Info

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What is an Inclusion?

An ‘inclusion’ is a chunk of partially cured silicone that will hold its shape when mixed into ‘wet’ silicone. It’s the only way (besides hand painting) to get super specifically-shaped objects nested into a toy. 

Presently, I’m only offering inclusion pours in soft and medium silicone. 

There’s a gallery of different inclusions with some basic info below.

If done correctly, yes. Theoretically, there is a risk of delamination (silicone peeling apart from previously cured silicone), but as long as the inclusions are embedded into the toy in a timely manner (between ~8-24 hours) and don’t have mold release on them, this risk is minimal. Couple that with the fact that they’re encased within a layer of cured silicone, the risk factor is pretty low.

To minimize risk, I use molds that don’t require release agent (most of which I make myself, muahaha) and use the inclusion within 1-3 hours of pouring it.

All inclusions in my shop are made of the same silicone as the main toy and uses the same pigments as regular pours.

Some inclusions with high part counts (looking at you Opals) have a higher risk of delamination due to the number of little pieces being embedded and the amount of handling required to prepare the inclusions.

I have 2 ‘clarities’ of silicone available: the ‘regular’ stuff which has been around forever and has a cloudy appearance, and ‘NC’ (short for ‘Near Clear’) silicone which is similar in firmness but much more transparent. 

For the best visibility of the inclusions, I suggest using NC for the pours, as the inclusions will show up much better. The shore hardness of NC is denoted on this page by a number after the ‘NC’. 

More info on NC can be found here (soft) and here (medium; still working on the writeup)

It’s when a particular inclusion must be ordered with NC silicone, or not at all.

Certain colors or styles of inclusion don’t show up well, if at all, in regular silicone and will only be offered in NC silicone. Obligate NC Pours are noted below and in their respective listings. 

Prices are a percentage added onto the base price of a toy – this accounts for the different number of inclusions needed for an XL toy vs. a ravioli squishy. 

Certain inclusions that are Obligate NC pours have the price of the Near Clear built into the price to ensure the NC cost is included in the purchase price. 

Pre-made inclusion pours might pop up on the site now and then, and inclusion customs will be offered occasionally. All inclusions will not be offered all the time and some designs will only be offered seasonally. 

Information about inclusion customs can be found here

They don’t. The same warranty applies to inclusion pours as the rest of the things in-shop. 

There’s two – NC 31 and NC 45.

I only stock NC 31 currently because the NC 45 is prone to tearing during demolding and got WAAAYYYYY more expensive after silicone prices were adjusted.

Inclusion Gallery

These may be available periodically throughout the year and are not seasonal designs. 

Images below are just examples that may have more colors added in than the ‘default’ style for a particular inclusion. 

Strawberry

Pictured is Strawberry Shortcakes in

Pictured is Strawberries in NC 31

Glow and UV included in strawberries by default

Gold Flakes

Pictured is Strawberries in NC 31

Granite

Granite Inclusion in Grey
Granite Inclusion in Multi Colors
Granite Inclusion used to create a ranch with chive look
Granite Inclusion ranch with Chives

Pictured are assorted granite experiments in different colors in ‘regular’ silicone. 

Granite chunks can be any color with or without glow, as can the main body of the pour. 

This coloration is interesting because it allows the creation of weird effects like ranch dressing with chives (last pic) and can be poured/dripped more or less like regular silicone. 

Fun fact: I charge more for this because it’s insanely messy to mulch silicone into fine chunks and it sticks to EVERYTHING so the extra cost is for time spent cleaning up afterwards

Skulls

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake Inclusion, Regular Lighting
Strawberry Shortcake Inclusion, With Glow

Pictured is Strawberry Shortcakes in ‘regular’ soft and medium silicone (the not extra clear stuff)

Note: cannot be added onto super flat models like raviolis and gummy worms

Glow and UV in strawberries included by default

Boba

Boba Inclusion
Boba Inclusion

Pictured is milk tea boba in ‘regular’ silicone

Other color variations are totally possible and I can try to color/pattern match specific drinks by request. 

Opals

Glow and UV in pickles included by default

Flowers

Iced Drinks

Mountain Dew Squid

Pictured is Large NC31 Mountain Dew Squid with sparkly ice cubes

This inclusion is a work in progress.

Pirate’s Booty

Glow and UV in pickles included by default

Pickle / Cucumbers

Pictured are cucumbers in ‘regular’ silicone

Glow and UV in pickles included by default

Pseudo Inclusions

Lava Lamps

Pictured is NC lava lamp squid; Last two pics compare the same color lava lamp (with sinking glow) in ‘regular’ silicone and NC

Glow not available in bubbles (it sinks really badly) but UV is fine.

*Only available on short (5″ tall) models unless you only want the blobs in the base of the toy. Squids and small sizes work well. 

Spirals

Spiral Pseudo Inclusion: Squid Normal Lighting
Spiral Pseudo Inclusion: Squid UV Lighting

Pictured is large squid and medium Scaled Wave

NC Obligate NC Pour

Glow not available in swirl (it sinks) but UV is fine

*Swirl can only reach down ~5″ into a toy, so tall models will only have the swirl at the base. 

Seasonal Inclusions

Candy Corn

Candy Corn Inclusion: Regular Lighting
Candy Corn Inclusion: Glow
Candy Corn Inclusion: UV

Pictured: NC31 pours

Obligate NC Pour

Candy Corns come with glow & uv by default

Optional black base at no extra charge

Eyeballs

Strawberry Shortcake Inclusion, Regular Lighting
Strawberry Shortcake Inclusion, With Glow

Pictured: NC31 pours

Obligate NC Pour

Eyeballs come with glow and uv by default

Eye color is a random mix of ‘normal’ eye colors and demon eyes. Some eyes will also be randomly bloodshot.

Witch’s Brew

Pictured: NC31 Pour with Candy Corn, Eye Balls and ‘Blood’ Lava Lamp and assorted colors on the base. 

The perfect coloration for the indecisive and chaotic.

This coloration is a Dealers Choice a combination of Halloween Inclusions as well as any ‘Halloweeny’ colors. Anything is fair game and I will get weird with it. A cost-effective way to get multiple inclusion styles into a single toy if you like spooky surprises.

Retired Inclusions

Brains

Brain with Eye Inclusion: Regular Light
Brain with Eye Inclusion: UV Light
Brain with Eye Inclusion: Glow

Pictured: NC45 pours with Eyeball Addins

Brain squiggles come with glow & UV by default

Optional red base at no extra cost

Eye-balls can be added in for a discounted rate.

Scribbles

Pictured is ‘regular’ soft silicone with metallic rainbow noodles with glow (and some uv in certain colors)

Noodles can be any color, but brighter colors with higher contrast are recommended, especially in the ‘regular’ silicone

Ramen

Shrimp Ramen Inclusion, Regular Lighting
Shrimp Ramen Inclusion, Glow
Shrimp Ramen Inclusion, UV
Ramen Inclusion in Near Clear

Pictured are ramen + shrimp in ‘regular’ silicone

Glow and UV included wherever possible by default

For more information on silicone firmness & the durometer scale, check out this info from the good-people at Smooth-On! https://www.smooth-on.com/page/durometer-shore-hardness-scale/