Mask Making | Page 9
A heat gun is used to speed the drying of the face coat. As a precaution, a second brushed-on coat is best made on top of the first one and then allowed to dry.
The mold is carefully reassembled. The keys make it a simple process to align both halves correctly.
Mold straps are used to keep the mold tightly closed for slush casting.
Where the two halves meet, there will usually be a gap to fill. This is accomplished by brushing in mold liquid latex.
Cover the gap with two coats of latex allowing each coat to dry before applying the second. You can tape a paint stir stick to the handle of a paint brush to give you extra reach inside if needed. Give the ears and nose another good coat at this time.
Use a hair dryer or heat gun to make certain all brush coats are dry before the next step.
Fill the mold hallway with the liquid latex. Slosh it around to make certain it gets into all the nooks and crannies – especially the ears and nose areas
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