Introduction: Face Casting (No Silicon or Alginate Needed) Much Cheaper and Faster.

I wanted to immortalize my face and at the same time, to have a mold for future projects. I've seen a lot of people doing great stuffs like silicon mask, halloween mask and other cool things.

Step 1: Getting Ready

Materials:

  • Vaseline.
  • Water
  • Scissors
  • Casting plaster
  • Clay to plug nose holes when casting
  • Plaster Bandages
  • 2.5 gallon plastic mixing containers - reusable

Fist I cleaned my face and cut the plaster bandages in smaller peaces. I had water and a mirror

One of the first things you do in making a bodycast is "Wetting" the plaster bandages with water. The plaster bandages are DRY and need to be dipped in water to ACTIVATE the plaster. Dip the bandage in the water ONCE! Don't soak it... just dip it in and get in out. Practice will generate the best result. Take two fingers and gently WRING out the excess water from the dipped bandage. USe two fingers to act as a squeege. Only wring it out ONCE. If you do it twice or three times you will push the plaster off the cloth bandage. Now just hand it to the person who is laying down the bandages.

Step 2: Putting on the Plaster

I started with the mouth. Don't forget to put vaseline on your hair. I wasn't so carefully and it was very painful. The funny part is that it dries very quick.

Step 3: The Face Is Ready.

Be careful when you take off the mask, you don't want to brake it.

Step 4: And Then You Have It!!

Use the clay to plug nose holes. Estimate the amount of plaster you'll need by eye. Read the directions on your plaster to find the correct proportions of water. Then pour on the mixture and let it set.

When you see the results you can notice all the details. The plaster bandage are good enough to be used alone.

Some of my eyebrows are part of the face now :-)

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kroach4 made it!(author)2015-06-15

Oh and good job!

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luzm made it!(author)2015-12-07

Thanks :-)

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sadiegatita made it!(author)2015-08-27

maybe im just really stupid but how do you breathe while the plaster is drying?

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luzm made it!(author)2015-12-07

Look at the picture in step there and you will see that i did not covered my nose holes :-)

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luzm made it!(author)2015-12-07

Sorry for the late answer :-(

I left holes while I was putting the plaster on my face, then I covered it.

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radhikar1 made it!(author)2015-06-17

please give list naming specifically what was used. thanking you in advance.

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luzm made it!(author)2015-06-18

Ok I will :-)

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kroach4 made it!(author)2015-06-15

I may do this. Looks kewl :-). I wonder if using a stocking or something that will contour the head would work along with Vaseline on eyebrows and at hailing around face for precautions?

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luzm made it!(author)2015-06-18

You can use plastic, the same that we use in the kitchen. Is you use stocking, the plaster can pas though it and the final product would get the stocking's pattern on.

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kroach4 made it!(author)2015-06-15

It is supposed to say hairline lol. Geez not hailing

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DIY+Hacks+and+How+Tos made it!(author)2015-06-14

That looks really good. This is great technique for making decorations and props.

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luzm made it!(author)2015-06-15

I can't wait to have enough time to play with it :-)

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saumipan made it!(author)2015-06-14

Lovely cast of a lovely face. The cast looks like an Egyptian princess statue. I can't wait to try this.

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luzm made it!(author)2015-06-15

Thanks

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Northrrn_Joe made it!(author)2015-06-15

Looks great!
Is it difficult to wash Vaseline out of your hair?
I'd probably just shave my head.
:)

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luzm made it!(author)2015-06-15

It is very easy, you just need to use regular soap. I'll publish some pictures that proves how important is to use some kind of protection. The final face has some eyebrows :-)

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signalsoldier made it!(author)2015-06-14

Thanks!

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