Thursday, August 2, 2012

Make And Cast Your Own Latex Molds

Dog Gargoyle by Tamara Dozier

Tamara Dozier shows us, step by step, how to create a latex mold and a "'mother' mold, which is the rigid outer shell that holds everything together.  The oil base clay she is using to create her original is also known as plasticine or modeling clay.  It's a non-hardening clay often used by animators to create their
repositionable figures. She's using a professional grade latex to create her molds and hydrostone for the casting. Magic Sculp, a self-hardening modeling material (a 2-part resin), is used to create the 'mother' mold.  You can read more about these materials at the links below.

Tamara makes a good point when she says: "I hope that this tutorial will....give non-artists and collectors an insight into what it really takes to create a piece of art."
 ....some will think that's a bit of an understatement!  ;-)


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