Techniques

  1. Making Unique Candles Part-1

    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. 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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  2. How to Calculate Amount of Mold Material Needed

    Now you can stop guessing. This video teaches the mold maker how to easily calculate the precise amount of mold material needed to eliminate waste or material shortages.

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  3. 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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  4. Life Casting: An Eye Opening Technique

    open eye examples

    You can immediately distinguish the talented life casting artist from the novice by a glance at the eyes. That is the eyes of the face or portrait casting. As even a beginning life casting artist can pull of a passable face casting with little to no experience. The face with its closed eyes is about as inspirational as a death mask. Such as the face castings made by European undertakers for their deceased clients in the 17th and 18th centuries. They were important memorials at the time, since photography had not yet taken hold. A plaster mold was made of the departed ‘s face and then a plaster or wax cast was made from the mold. Today the technique is more advanced in the use of skin safe products such as alginate and silicone, but sadly the results are most often the same. A duplicate of the face or head in an eyes-closed reposed position – leading th

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Flatulence Makes the Sculpt Grow Fonder

    Chen Wenling

    As part of its plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, The Obama Administration is trying to put forth arguments to target the dairy industry in order to control the methane gas produced from bovine flatulence. If they just viewed the work of Chinese sculptor Chen Wenling they might have all the proof they need.

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  9. Stuck Inside Giant Stone Vagina Sculpture

    Just like the warning label on the last step of a step ladder seems to defy common sense, the lack of one on a giant stone vagina sculpture was an exchange student's undoing. Firefighters have delivered a U.S. foreign exchange student from a giant stone vagina after the man became stuck when he crawled inside the campus art installation.

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  10. 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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