Techniques

  1. 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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  2. 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 wh

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  3. DIY Agar-Moulage for Life Casting

    Moulage is the French word for molding . But it is also the name for a popular reusable mold making product. It is made in part from agar agar, which is extracted from seaweed. Moulage brand mold making material is an old-timey formula evolved from a reversible hydrocolloid impression material. More importantly it is a reusable and skin-safe in which the solid material is heated until it melts and then applied to the skin or poured into a mold box. Agar agar formulas have been popular dental mold making materials for almost a century. It was developed in Austria in 1925, and has been used in dentistry until dental alginate impression materials became widespread.

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  4. 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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  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. Slush Casting The Full Head Latex Mask

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

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  8. The Astonishing Sculptures of a Reformed Hollywood Director

    Astonishing is the right word for this art work that can be found in the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. Sculptor Philip Haas has made a five meter high fiberglass sculptor that he has called, Winter. It is one of a series of four sculptures that Haas says was inspired by the Renaissance artist, Giuseppe Arcimboldo Four Seasons, series of paintings. Arcimboldo was the Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of objects such as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, and books.

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  9. Sculptor Honors Slain Border Patrol Agent

    A life-size bronze statue honoring slain U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry unveiled February 28th, now stands proudly on the grounds of the Border Patrol station bearing his name. His family gathered at the Brian Terry Border Patrol Station in Bisbee, Arizona, where Brian worked as an elite BORTAC agent. Terry was shot and killed in the line of duty December 14, 2010, while searching for bandit gangs in the canyons of southern Arizona.

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  10. How to Create Concrete Molds for Garden Ornaments

    Though polyurethane rubbers have been displacing latex as the material of choice for the molds for concrete castings, latex still has the longest library life of of any materials currently available today. Latex often lasts for many decades without losing mold details. Its abrasion resistant surfaces makes it an ideal choice when creating concrete garden objects.

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