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    It is important to understand the general concepts that are relevant to all mold making and casting materials. These are the following: studio safety, air bubbles and air traps, material hardness, general

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  2. Slush Casting The Full Head Latex Mask

    Block Mold Injection  38

    In this posting, we provide complete instructions on how to create a professional quality full-head, latex mask.

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  3. Defining Shore Hardness

    shore hardness

    No. It has nothing to do with Muscle Beach. It is an important unit of measure in molding and casting silicone and polyurethane rubbers.

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  4. Life Once Removed

    Suzanne Heintz - Life Once Removed

    SUZANNE HEINTZ’s work—described as equal parts photography, sculpture and theater—makes her an unusual artist.

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  5. The Best Snow Sculpture

    This Sunday, February will be behind us at last and we scarf-wrapped mortals living in these colder climes can begin the countdown – just three weeks to go until spring. In the meantime, the weather service reports that forty-eight states now have snow. So what to do with all that excess white stuff? Don’t just make that same old snowman--that is so 2014 – get out there and sculpt! These artists did and you can’t believe the beauty of their work. Marvel at it just as I did, or warm yourself up by executing a great sculpture yourself. But hurry spring will be here soon – thank goodness, and we artists will be preparing for this year’s crop circles to again fool the masses.

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  6. Oscar Plus Coke Equals Plastic Jesus

    The bane of the Academy Award festivities, “Plastic Jesus,” has struck again with a kneeling Oscar statue snorting coke. Plastic Jesus is the pseudonym for the Los Angeles based street artist that specializes in bold stencil and installation work, inspired by world news events, society, the urban environment, culture and politics. His work combines humor, irony, criticism and unique opinion to create art that engages on many levels.

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  7. Producing the Key Ingredient in Alginate Impression Material

    Alginate is an important raw material made from refined seaweed which is used in a number of industries: Such as in a wide array of medical and clinical applications. It has a number of applications in the pharmaceutical industry. In the food and beverage industry, it is used as a thickener, softener and binder. Alginate is also used for a large number of industrial applications such textiles, printer and welding. In the leisure industry it is used as a beauty treatment.

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  8. More Surprising Uses For Alginate

    Growing cartilage in alginate tubes

    As manufacturers of a variety of skin-safe mold making materials formulated using alginate (processed seaweed), we are usually never surprised at alginate's myriad of uses. As alginates, in its various forms, are used across a wide range of industries, including the medical, pharmaceutical, food and beverage industries, industrial, crafting and special effects and even in the beauty spa. Yet here are the most recent new uses for alginates reported during the month of June 2016 that even surprise us. Please read on for three new ways this miracle material is being used:

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  9. Life-size Sculpture of a Whale and Calf by Sculptor, Stephen Kesler

    A life-size sculpture of a humpback whale and calf by sculptor, Stephen Kesler hangs in the lobby of the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper, Utah. The sculpture of the adult whale, which measures 50-feet long, was engineered to break into eight pieces to fit through aquarium's doors. The pieces were moved into the aquarium and then reassembled.

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  10. The Amazing Ice Sculpture Festival

    The 2016 annual Chinese Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival was held Harbin,Heilongjiang, China. The event began about 17 years ago, and has become a world attraction. Bringing ten to fifteen visitors, with ten thousand workers cutting and hauling ice it is the world's largest ice festival covering 600,000 square meters with ice edifices topping 46 meters high.

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