EnvironMolds/Artmolds Blog

  1. Making Unique Candles Part-2

    How To Make Unique Candles. Hello, mold makers and crafters I should warn you, in this two-part video, you are not going to see genetic mold making advice. Instead, I’m going to reveal little-known mold making and casting tips to make the candle making the process a snap and provide you with amazing results.

    This is EnvironMolds where you can learn to reproduce anything . . . and so let’s dive right in.

    CANDLE MAKING

    Making candles can be a great hobby that is very easy to learn. It does not require a lot of tools and you will quickly be able to make some excellent products such as bees wax. Candle making is a fun, too, especially when the desi

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  2. Making Unique Candles Part-1

    How To Make Unique Candles. Hello, mold makers and crafters I should warn you, in this two-part video, you are not going to see genetic mold making advice. Instead, I’m going to reveal little-known mold making and casting tips to make the candle making the process a snap and provide you with amazing results.

    This is EnvironMolds where you can learn to reproduce anything . . . and so let’s dive right in.

    CANDLE MAKING

    Making candles can be a great hobby that is very easy to learn. It does not require a lot of tools and you will quickly be able to make some excellent products such as synthetic bees wax. Candle making is a fun, too, especially when the designs are your own . . . unique and different. Those are the ones m

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  3. How to Calculate Amount of Mold Material Needed

    Now you can stop guessing. This video teaches the mold maker how to easily calculate the precise amount of mold material needed to eliminate waste or material shortages.

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  4. Unique Candle Making With Found Objects

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    CANDLE MAKING

    Making candles can be a great hobby that is very easy to learn. It does not require a lot of tools and you will quickly be able to make some excellent products. Candle making is a fun, too, especially when they are unique and different. Those are the ones most appreciated as gifts and seem to sell better than traditional style candles. In our example we are using a small and highly detailed statue of an Asian woman dressed in many centuries’ old garb.

    The first thing we do is to make a silicone rubber mold using ArtMolds’ MoldRite 25 silicone. Once the mold is made we will pour beeswax into it to create a number of copies of this interesting candle design. Using a hot glue gun, we secure the statue to a piece of foam board. We then cut a piece of transparent mailing tube to fit over the statue allowing a half inch

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  5. Life Casting: An Eye Opening Technique

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    You can immediately distinguish the talented lifecasting artist from the novice by a glance at the eyes. That is the eyes of the face or portrait casting. As even a beginning life casting artist can pull of a passable face casting with little to no experience. The face with its closed eyes is about as inspirational as a death mask. Such as the face castings made by European undertakers for their deceased clients in the 17th and 18th centuries. They were important memorials at the time, since photography had not yet taken hold. A plaster mold was made of the departed ‘s face and then a plaster or wax cast was made from the mold. Today the technique is more advanced in the use of skin safe products such as alginate and silicone, but sadly the results are most often the same. A duplicate of the face or head in a

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  6. Casting the Clothed Model

    David Parvin, sculptor, life casting artist, author and life casting instructor demonstrates how to life cast a clothed figure using alginate molding.

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  7. Life Casting Perfect Ears

    Life casting perfect ears tutorial: This video explains the two methods most frequently used to cast perfect since ears are very difficult to cast due to their delicateness. The first method is that used be special F/X artist and the second method which was developed by the late Dave Parvin is used successfully in life casting.

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  8. Uses of Sodium Silicate

    Sodium Silicate Uses: In this video, we show the amazing Uses of Sodium Silicate / Water Glass in industrial to our daily life. It is also known as liquid glass and is used as a concrete sealer, a defloculent in ceramics, a coagulant, cardboard adhesive, soil stabilizer,, chimney sealer and in many other industries.

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  9. How to Apply Plaster of Paris Bandages

    Instant Molds Plaster of Paris Bandage Tips Tutorial. Plaster of Paris bandages are one of the most useful tools when it comes to the art of mask making, mold making and casting. Plaster bandages are especially useful in creating shell molds or mother molds. This is the rigid outer layer of a mold which is laid over alginate and silicone rubbers that provides the support for casting once the mold is removed from the model.

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  10. Del Milano Plastiline Sulfur Free Non Hardening Clay

    Del Milano Plastiline (plastilina) clay is sulfur-free, non-hardening and especially formulated to benefit silicone and urethane rubber mold makers and modelers. Because it is sulfur-free, you no longer need a protective sealer over your clay when molding.

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