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An interview with Ed McCormick, managing director of the Association of Life Casters International on this historic and unique art form. Become an ALI Member at http://www.lifecasting.org.
Ears are the most delicate body parts due to their intricacy and thinness. This video shows you to methods for casting perfect ears - the special effects method and the life casting method
FiberGel alginate impression material is formulated for professional high-production, high-end detailed E F/X work. FiberGel is independently tested 40% stronger than the leading brand because it contains a patented duo fiber matrix system. Set Time - 5-6 minutes.
This video demonstrates how to cast a hand while holding an object. This gives special relevance to the sculpture and to the owner of the hand, especially if their interest is to the object they are holding.
LIFERITE is a skin-safe, two-component, platinum-cured, room temperature cure silicone rubber. It is designed as an 30 Shore A, thixotropic rubber providing excellent physical properties for the use in life and body casting due to its forensic detail and long mold life. LIFERITE is our most popular mold making RTV rubber for use against skin.
SILFREE Brand aliginate is the healthiest alginate you can use. Developed for our customers by popular request from our ArtMolds' dealers. Environmentally green with all food grade ingredients Highest Yielding Formula – greatest value ounce-for-ounce. Delayed Shrinkage – extends casting time requirements up 24-hrs. Ultra Smooth and Creamy – reduces mold voids due to air bubbles Stays In Place – improved surface tension reduces runs Gradual Set Time – eliminates a setting surprise Surface Enhanced – improved gypsum and fast resin compatibility Approved for ASTM D-4236 Labeling – independently tested It is the healthiest, earth friendliest, most shrink resistant hydrocolloid impression material of its kind to date and . . . and provides 30-percent greater yields over traditional blends. Available in 3 set times, 3, 5 and 7 minutes.
Video demonstration on life casting a nude model
A ring of hands is a casting of three or more hands clasping each others wrist. The group of hands can be as large as there is room to hold each other’s wrist.
ArtMolds offers the widest selection of life casting and body casting kits available anywhere.
This video taken during an ArtMolds Face Casting Workshop, demonstrates the proper way to take a mold of the face using MoldEZ Hair Release, FiberGel alginate, Algislo bonding agent, cotton and Instant Mold Plaster Bandages
Sample clips from the DVD Casting Hands and Feet featuring life casting instructor David Parvin demonstrating body casting sculpture of baby hands, adult hands and a ballerina's foot. Complete DVD available for $29.95 at https://www.artmolds.com/hands-and-feet-casting-dvd.html
Sample clips of a DVD showing the method of life casting an artistic piece from the face castings of two 9-year old twins. Full video available for $29.95 at https://www.artmolds.com/artistic-face-casting-dvd.html.
Video clips from the DVD Casting the Female Torso. Artist and sculptor Dave Parvin, teaches how create an artistic casting from a nude model and a young clothed ballerina. Complete video available for $29.95 from https://www.artmolds.com/casting-the-female-torso-dvd.html
A nude model is used to demonstrate how to use LifeRite the skin safe easy to use body casting silicone. LifeRite is available from dickblick.com and artmolds.com..
Eco-sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor demonstrates his method of creating a full body mold in hix Mexican studio. Later he will cast his mold in concrete and add it to his 400plus life casts he has sunk to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico as a sculpture park and artifical reef. Read about his work in the ArtMolds Journal, Jun-July isuue. http://www.artmoldsjournal.com..