EnvironMolds: Transforming the Mold-Making Industry with Innovation and a Pinch of Tasty IngredientsPosted: May 21, 2023Categories: Mold Making, Materials, Life Casting, Events
Above: EnvironMolds line of ArtMolds mold making and casting products and EZ Cast Kit of life casting poses.
Founded in 1998 and celebrating its 25-year anniversary, EnvironMolds, a leading player in the casting kit and mold-making industry, is the brainchild of founder and owner Edmund J. McCormick, Jr. With a strong commitment to excellence and a passion for art and culinary creativity, McCormick established EnvironMolds to provide artists, hobbyists, and professionals with high-quality mold-making materials and innovative solutions. This article delves into the story behind EnvironMolds, explores its business strategies, highlights the challenges and opportunities in the mold-making market, and offers valuable advice to aspiring entrepreneurs based on McCormick's journey.
Posted: October 20, 2022Categories: Materials, Life CastingWhen it comes to making plaster casts, CastRite Art Casting Stone emerges as an ideal casting material. This is because it is stronger, more porous, provides better detail and remains durable as well.
Posted: February 14, 2019Categories: Materials
A frame is requisite for displaying a painting or a photograph. But how do you present a three-dimensional artwork like a sculpture or life cast?
Posted: August 25, 2018Categories: Mold Making, Materials, Life Casting, Techniques
Life casting can result in a beautiful piece of art that with the right pose. Usually that take an experienced artist to visual a final casting even before laying out the lifecasting materials. An interesting pose usually means that a model must place his or her body in extreme positions. So that good prior planning by the artist is essential to keep the model comfortable during unusual positions.
Of course, when working on small and easy-to-mold body parts such as the hands and feet, the body mold making process is quite straightforward. The artist simply mixes the mold making material in an appropriately sized container before immersing the hand or foot in the desired pose. The alginate quickly sets around the limb to form the body mold. The model can slowly wiggle out the hand after only a few minutes and the mold is ready for casting.
However, this technique does not work for larger sections of the body. For instance, if
Posted: August 09, 2018Categories: Special Effects, Mold Making, Materials, Life Casting, Techniques
MoldEZ Hair release is an important tool for life casting artists.
Summary – Hair presents a challenge when making a lifecasting of the head or face. Following the correct procedures in molding hair will add to the comfort of your model as well as the quality of your life cast.
Body casting is not a difficult procedure as there are many YouTube videos to teach the newcomer. However, a bit more care is needed when molding specific parts of the face and head such as the nostrils, ears and especially the facial and head hair. Improperly applied mold material will result in a distorted cast, or worse tangled hair that will certainly tear the mold apart when demolding, not to mention upsetting the model.
In protecting hair from tangling in the mold material, the traditional method is to slather on petroleum jelly. However, though this will minimize tangling, petroleum jelly is difficult to remove from the model’s hair, oft
Posted: August 08, 2018Categories: Mold Making, Materials, Techniques
How to Make a Mold: the Basics for Lifecasting and Alginates
Engaging an artistic sensibility often leaves people confused and hesitant. Getting the vision in your head into the real world takes a thorough knowledge of techniques and skills.
The real problem for many is how to get started on that journey. Well, when it comes to lifecasting for creating keepsakes, film effects, or cosplay accessories the secret is in knowing how to make a mold.
To learn what you need to do to create a proper cast you need to start with an understanding of the basics of mold making.
This quick guide will explain the theory behind mold making a. We'll also cover the materials and how they act so you can adjust and learn as you create.
How To Make a Mold
Making a mold
Posted: April 04, 2018Categories: Mold Making, Materials
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.
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 designs are your own . . . unique and different. Those are the ones most appreciated as gifts and always sell better than traditional style candle tappers.
Posted: March 04, 2018Categories: Mold Making, Materials, Techniques
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 clearance between the tube and statue.
The tab is centered over the statue on the foam board and hot glued all the way around.
Posted: February 17, 2018Categories: Materials
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.
Getting To Know Water Glass
Water glass is nothing but sodium silicate that finds many a use in both art studios and manufacturing industries. It carries various benefits and the applications are surprisingly varied as well.
You must have heard of water glass that is often used in art studios for various ancillary tasks. Some artists may mention that they use this liquid as an easy deflocculant when making clay slips, while some may manipulate
Posted: February 16, 2018Categories: Mold Making, Materials
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.