EnvironMolds/Artmolds Blog

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Knock Yourself Out

    A short and humorous promotional video featuring EnvironMolds mold making, casting materials and tools.

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  7. Liquid Latex Mold Types Tutorial

    This video describes the kinds of liquid latex rubber molds that can be made to reproduce a variety of items including the blanket mold, block mold, glove mold, 2-part mold and complex mold.

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  8. EnvironMolds Promo - Mind Reading Cat

    With EnvironMolds materials and instructions you can reproduce almost anything - from parts, prototypes, masks, missing antique pieces, plaster molding and even statues, garden art and life castings. The art of imitating life:

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  9. EnvironMolds Website – Redesigned and Upgraded

    Website Home Page

    The EnvironMolds website has undergone a major overhaul and is back with a spanking new setup. The tabs make it easy to locate the right products you need even when you may not know what you actually need.

    Have you checked out the EnvironMolds website recently? The space has undergone a major revamp and the results are more than worth a dekko. The bright colors and large pictures draw the eye and will leave you craving to try a hand at making molds and casts.

    The upgrade has made the website easier to navigate. You can easily find the exact products you want – be it plastilina clay, alginate, silicone rubber or cold casting powders.

    On scrolling further you will find that the home page is conveniently split into two sections – Products and Applications. Artists who know

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  10. How to Best Use Prosthetic Grade Alginates in Life Casting

    Today's life casting alginates evolved from dental formulations known as dental impression material. In fact, the alginate definition is referred to as impression material in dentistry. However, alginates are also widely used in the medical field for dressings and wound care and also in the food industry as a food supplement.

    Alginate used in life casting and mold making is distinguished by slower setting times as compared to dental formulas. Most formulations consist of raw materials, known as sodium alginate or potassium alginate, which are refined from seaweed, specifically giant kelp. These materials are then combined with other ingredients to make a gel-like substance when mixed with water.

    Because alginate-based impression mate

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