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Casting Latex Skin in Latex Mold?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Tytherleigh Aug 2. 3 Replies

Hi Everyone!I’m brand new here, and working on my first project… Unfortunately I went BIG.I also made a mistake. I created an original sculpt out of plasticine. I decided to create the mold out of…Continue

 

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Simon Tytherleigh replied to Sarah Parsons's discussion Casting Latex Skin in Latex Mold?
"Hi Sarah The Ultracal is mould-making plaster and is the best for your purposes. Plaster of paris is too weak to give crisp fine detail. When you make a mould using Ultracal you can reinforce it with burlap or glass fibres, so it does not have to be…"
Aug 2
Simon Tytherleigh replied to Sarah Parsons's discussion Casting Latex Skin in Latex Mold?
"Hi there. Your sculpt looks good. I hope you can clean the mould u p alright to be able to use it again. There are a couple of approaches to your problem, apart from the obvious taxi driver reply of 'I wouldn't choose to start from…"
Aug 2
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Casting Latex Skin in Latex Mold?

Hi Everyone!I’m brand new here, and working on my first project… Unfortunately I went BIG.I also made a mistake. I created an original sculpt out of plasticine. I decided to create the mold out of mold craft latex (which worked really well) and a mother mold on top of that from plaster.What I didn’t realize is that I wanted to cast the piece in Flex Foam It III. Which apparently sticks to latex even when you use an insane amount of mold release. I now have to pick out the pieces of foam by hand…See More
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