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  1. How to Make Molds: The Step-by-Step Process

    How to Make Molds

    Welcome to our comprehensive guide on mold making! Whether you're a beginner or an experienced mold maker, this guide will provide you with all the information you need to create high-quality molds from start to finish. In this section, we'll explore the step-by-step process of mold making, so you can get started on your next project with confidence.


    Before we dive into the details of mold making, it's important to note that the process can vary depending on the materials and techniques used. However, the general steps outlined in this guide should apply to most mold making projects.

    A hand pouring liquid silicone into a container of clay with a small object partially submerged in

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  2. MoldRite 25 Silicone: Your Key to Impeccable Mold-Making

    When 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.
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  3. Unearth the Secrets of Plaster Casting: A Detailed Guide

    Plaster Casting

    In the world of art and sculpture, Plaster Casting is a time-honored technique, allowing artists to capture the essence of their creations in three-dimensional form. It involves creating a replica of an object or sculpture by using plaster as the medium. It's a versatile and widely used method, celebrated for its simplicity and effectiveness in creating intricate and detailed reproductions. ArtMolds, a leading name in the field, offers a range of materials and tools for artists and craftsmen. In this blog, we'll delve into what plaster casting is, how it works, its various uses, the process involved, and the advantages it offers.

    What is Plaster Casting?

    It is a technique that dates back centuries. It's the process of making a three-dimensional copy of an object or sculpture using plaster as the primary material. The object, also known as the "master," is typically made of clay, wax, or any material that can withstand the casting process. This method allows artists to

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  4. EnvironMolds: Transforming the Mold-Making Industry with Innovation and a Pinch of Tasty Ingredients

    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.

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  5. The Ins and Outs of Plaster Casting

    When 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.
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  6. How to Display A Casting?

    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? 

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  7. Making Body Molds with Alginate

    torso casting

    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

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  8. Life Casting - Hair Beware

    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

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  9. How to Make a Mold: the Basics for Lifecasting and Alginates

    How to Make a Mold: the Basics for Lifecasting and Alginates

    face casting

    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

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  10. 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.


    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.

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