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Making a Head Mold
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Im only 13 and so I only needed a gallon and a half of latex, 1 gallon of plaster and 2 yards of neoprene. i only spent $164 total! Im so tiny
I've seen recommendations for "superseal" - ive never used itI would recommend using acrylic paint on something like this. if you used acrylic you wouldnt need to seal the cast before painting, just afterwards as an extra measure for handling- wherein you could use your standard paint sealer/ finishing gloss from home depot or craft store. mod podge has a sealer but there is the basic spray you can get at just about any store (walmart, home depot, etc) with varying finishes (matte, glossy, etc)
This is awesome! glad i read this before trying the mold because i would have used a straw in the nostrils.I am looking to do a life cast of myself for general sculpting with clay.A question that i have is should the ultracal be sealed with something? if so, what would be recommended? I would like to preserve the cast for multiple projects.any recommendation where to buy these products?Also, i've seen some recommendations for using vasoline on the eyebrows and hairline to avoid any sticking, i see that you wrapped her hairline, does it make a difference for the eyebrows?I'll make sure to post photos when completed!thanks!
This is a great tutorial! I had a few questions about what is possible after the head cast is made. I am going to make two head molds as sculptures in an art project, and I would like to be able to paint the busts and also have them be handled gently by people. Is there a way of sealing the ultracal? What kinds of paints would you recommend using on this material? Thanks
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