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Foam latex alternative?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh May 11. 9 Replies

Greetings all! My first post on this wonderful site. I came across a simple and inexpensive method of making a type of foam latex on youtube. Its basically unflavored gelatin, water and dish soap.…Continue

 

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Simon Tytherleigh replied to Jerry S's discussion Foam latex alternative?
"OK, just to throw in another idea, as this thread is about an alternative to foam latex. I have made some pieces using liquid latex as a poured-in skin in a mould, backed up with Flex Foam, also pured into the mould. It makes a simpler alternative…"
May 11
Jerry S replied to Jerry S's discussion Foam latex alternative?
"Some great info there and much appreciated. Am thinking I might give a build up puppet with added latex skin a try first before attempting mold making. This method seems the easiest and most inexpensive for a new puppet maker."
May 10
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Jerry S's discussion Foam latex alternative?
"Hi there. I can shed some light on gelatine as a material, having used it for many years to make appliances. It is definitely not suitable for anything that is intended to last, as it will lose the water content and change shape. It will also tear…"
May 9
Jerry S replied to Jerry S's discussion Foam latex alternative?
"Thats pretty cool how they made a great looking half face appliance in under an hour. But as you mentioned, it might not hold up to heat or long term use...but pretty awesome just the same. As you said, it might be good for background characters or…"
May 6
Rebecca De La Torre replied to Jerry S's discussion Foam latex alternative?
"Wow, yeah, you're talking about a pretty large puppet.  You can definitely use Dragonskin or another quality silicone for a great look, but unless you found a way to fill out the armature with some kind of padding that the silicone will…"
May 6
Santino Vitale replied to Jerry S's discussion Foam latex alternative?
"Interesting find. I remember Michael Davy has had this method available on his website for a while (he may have invented it -- of that I'm unsure). https://youtu.be/u4rxnovwN_0?t=5m46s I've never used this process for puppets, but…"
May 6
Jerry S replied to David Braga's discussion What goes under silicone?
"Im a newbie and was wondering the same thing? I put a link below to an awesome tutorial by Nick Hilligoss that id like to try. But the foam latex looks difficult to get right and then theres the whole oven problem. So same question, can you make a…"
May 6
Jerry S replied to Jerry S's discussion Foam latex alternative?
"Thank you! Im working on my first build up puppet (kong type, 18in tall) and its coming out great so far, but was thinking if I progress Im going to want to use a sculpture & mold puppet for more professional results. Can I use silicone…"
May 6
Rebecca De La Torre replied to Jerry S's discussion Foam latex alternative?
"This is interesting. We use silicone as well for our puppets - but Dragonskin is expensive.  I wonder if we could use this material for certain things.  Just now sure how it would work in a mold."
May 5
Mark Blann replied to Jerry S's discussion Foam latex alternative?
"Hi, and welcome, I'm pretty new to this, but I've done a ton of research, and it seems a lot of puppet makers are going with Silicone instead of latex. I'm guessing because of how easy it is compared to latex. It doesn't have to…"
May 4
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Foam latex alternative?

Greetings all! My first post on this wonderful site. I came across a simple and inexpensive method of making a type of foam latex on youtube. Its basically unflavored gelatin, water and dish soap. Has anyone tried this method for making stop motion puppets? Its seems much simpler than using traditional foam latex which needs a special oven and mixing/temp/humidity requirements. But will is it any good? Any thoughts would be appreciated.…See More
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