Intro: 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
- 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 :-)