Glove Mold 2 - ArtMolds

Glove mold 8

Figure 7

Before the 10th layer is applied, we reinforce the latex mold. We cut small strips of cheese cloth, applied it to the surface and brushed the latex on top of it smoothing down the cheese cloth against the surface. The entire mold is thus, covered with cheese cloth. This will prevent tearing. 

Glove mold 9

Figure 8

After the 12th layer has dried we can begin to work the latex mold off the model. We carefully find the edges and begin rolling up the mold with a slow steady pressure. Be careful with the undercuts. Simply stretch the latex to free it.

Glove mold 10

Figure 9

Take the model and place it upright on an empty box which is large enough to house the mold (see next image). This will support the mold during casting. Trace around the outside and cut a hole just wide enough for the mold to slip in upside down. The flange we created will prevent the mold from falling through.

Glove mold 11

Figure 10

Slip the mold into the mold box upside down so it sets evenly around the perimeter. We are now ready to mix our casting material which we have choosen to be a palter art casting stone known as, CastRite. 

Glove mold 9

Figure 11

After the cast has set (3-hours) de-mold by rolling up the latex mold away from the casting. Let it dry for a day or two before painting. 

Glove mold Statue

Figure 12

Here is an image of the completed CastRite cast statute created from a simple glove moveBefore painting seal the plaser surface well with a varnish or polyurethane sealer.




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