Materials

  1. 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 a

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  2. 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

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  3. 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

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  4. 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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  5. Unique Candle Making With Found Objects

    candle making

    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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Knock Yourself Out

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

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  10. 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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