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Face Casting Kit

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  • ArtMolds Face Casting Kit w alginate, Castrite, plaster bandage and everything needed to great a perfect face cast.

  • Casting the face is a bit more challenging then casting hands or a torso, but the satisfaction is so much greater. We believe that is because just as the 'eyes are the mirror to the soul', the face is the reflection of the personality. Nothing has more instant recognition as the face.See face casting examples here.

    Face casting dates back to Egyptian times and has been practiced by sculptors for centuries. Many famous people have had their faces cast including Napoleon, the US presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and the 19th century composer Franz Lizst to name a few. For example, pictured to the left is the face of comedian Bob Hope created in 1948 and is now part of the ArtMolds Collection. The ArtMolds Face Casting kit contains professional quality instructions and materials to create a mold and casting of a similar famous person or more importantly that special someone. And because it makes an extraordinary wall hanging it is the perfect gift for the person that has everything" and its made by you!

    Check out this face casting procedure at the Armolds Studios us the ArtMolds Face Casting Kit.

    Face Casting Tricks
    Casting a face has several special potential problem areas. The first is the bridge of the nose where the eyes meet next to the nose. Here air pockets can develop. You must take special care to insure good coverage of your molding material. Around the nose holes inexperienced lifecasters usually miss a spot or two being cautious to allow sufficient space for the model to breath. A cotton swab is helpful here to apply just the right amount of molding material. Finally, care must be taken under the chin as the mold material will be affected by gravity. The lifecaster must be watchful that there is sufficient material there for complete coverage, too.

    Highest Quality Materials Available
    As with all of kits they are assembled to be used by both the beginner as well as the accomplished artist. A major reason is that we use the highest quality molding and casting materials available. This is important for both the novice and the advanced artist because it provides insurance against material failure. By using studio quality materials you can concentrate on your art and not be concerned with substandard material that may create more air bubbles, molding gaps, and tears. Our molding material is MoldGel our own special formula of alginate (what the dentist use to take impressions of your teeth). It is a slower set than dental alginate (3-5 minutes) and resists slumping and tearing better than dental alginate. It is completely safe and hypo allergenic, too. The casting material - CastRite is a highly dense gypsum and plaster of Paris material that when properly mixed and cured is chip and chalk resistance. It is the same material that is used for lamp bases in commercial casting. Most important we think, is the materials ability to capture the finest detail. It does this better than most gypsum-based material we know.

    Casting a face has several special potential problem areas. The first is the bridge of the nose where the eyes meet next to the nose. Here air pockets can develop. You must take special care to insure good coverage of your molding material. Around the nose holes inexperienced lifecasters usually miss a spot or two being cautious to allow sufficient space for the model to breath. A cotton swab is helpful here to apply just the right amount of molding material. Finally, care must be taken under the chin as the mold material will be affected by gravity. The lifecaster must be watchful that there is sufficient material there for complete coverage, too.

    Each Kit Contains:

    • MoldGel alginate-based mold powder
    • CastRite casting stone
    • Clay to plug nose holes when casting
    • Plaster Bandages
    • Special cotton fiber to bond MoldGel to plaster bandage
    • 2.5 gallon plastic mixing containers - reusable
    • Cotton swabs to keep the nose clear
    • Drop cloth
    • Instructions

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