Intro: Weeping Angel
This is a weeping Angel I made, using clay to mold and finishing in Resin
Step 1: Materials You Will Need:
1) molding clay
2) liquid Latex
I did alot of Sculpting, I used a picture of the internet to guide me.
Now to let you know, I am not a sculpter, I took a 6 week pottery course (1 hour P/W) about 20 years ago, do to be clear, I have NO skill at this.
Thekey here was using an oil based clay that is just for molding and does not dry, nor can it be cooked. the clay I used was Klean Klay
Step 3: Latex Mold
we now need to do the Latex mold, for this I had to seperate the wings and make seperate molds for th body, this took about 7 coats of latex to do
Step 4: Hard Cast
now we need to make a hard cast for the Latex to sit in, here I coated the Latex in Modrock (it wont stick to the LAtex. BUT you have to do half, then when its loosely dry (after an hour) then add Vaseline around the edge, you can then add Modrock to the second hald. this will allow you to take the cast off in 2 halves
tou will need to leave the cast to dry for about 24 hours to harden fully
Step 5: Resin
You can now remove the hard cast, and peel the Latex off the clay mold. you will lose the clay in the process, but that ok, its done its job.
Now place the Latec back into the Cast and tape around to keep it together, I used Duck Tape for this
I then made up a resin Mixture, I used Jesmonite, as its easy and harmless ( Fume free), but you could use anything, even plaster of Paris
After this is dry, I then removed the Cast, but had to gently cut the Latex Mold to not damage the Angel, I used a heated Stanley knife (heated under a gas stove) this cut through the Latex easily
Step 6: Final Step - Paint
Final part is to paint it, I used a Grey car spray, unfortunately it wasnt the right grey, but the beuty is you can alsways respray, I may do that one day. voila!!