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 Forum: Finshed Works   Topic: "Venus of New Brunswick"

 Post subject: "Venus of New Brunswick"
Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:59 pm 

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This is my representation of "Venus of Willendorf" ~ no face with minimalist arms and legs. A totally new style for me. The hips are from one cast and the breasts from another. I cut a Styrofoam ball in half to complete the back of each breast and used another Styrofoam ball for the armatu...

 Forum: Finishing   Topic: Black Lacquer and Metal

 Post subject: Black Lacquer and Metal
Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:50 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 3215

Hey everyone, I thought I'd like to share something totally new for me ~ starting with a lifecast and creating a minimalist abstract out of it. I really like the sculpture, but I think that the finish really makes it come to life. After smoothing down the surface and sealing it, I painted the lifeca...

 Forum: Finishing   Topic: Engraved Plaques

 Post subject: Engraved Plaques
Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:31 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 4590

Hi everyone. Perhaps someone out there can help me. I recently created a "Praying Hands" memorial for my Dad. I used a cold-case brass so that hopefully this will last virtually forever. I want to add a dedication to the sculpture. I've seen other artists' works where they write in the pla...

 Forum: Videos   Topic: Artist's awe-inspiring underwater reef

Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:43 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 7249

Here is also a great interview on video with the artist -


It will be really interesting to see how the environment will reclaim these installations as the years pass by.

 Forum: Videos   Topic: Artist's awe-inspiring underwater reef

Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:39 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 7249

This is truly one of those "OMG" moments that I felt I had to share with the rest of you. Artist Jason deCaires Taylor recently completed “The Silent Evolution,” an underwater museum and permanent sculpture exhibit set up in the waters near Cancun, Mexico. It is located in the National Mar...

 Forum: Casting   Topic: Casting with Fiberglass

 Post subject: Re: Casting with Fiberglass
Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:18 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 5117

When I first started, I filled a mold full of Hydrostone, so I understand the weight problem you’re talking about. Being too thick doesn’t help the cast, so instead I tried adding some fiberglass mat to the mix. Hydrostone can’t be sloshed, so I stopped using it, and started using Hydrocal instead. ...

 Forum: Silicone   Topic: Molding Feathers

 Post subject: Re: Molding Feathers
Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:46 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 8451

--- Never be afraid to experiment and try new things-- "If you are afraid to fail then you will never succeed" Clay Hey Clay! Just to let you know, I finally tried Life Form and I LOVE IT! For my first try, I did not want to experiment on any one else, just in case... ... so instead, I us...

 Forum: Casting   Topic: Storing Rubber Molds

 Post subject: Re: Storing Rubber Molds
Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:36 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 6064

Good point Eaglewood. Thanks for the post. I was just passing along Smooth-On's advice. I guess the key to what they are saying is that the cast has to be 100% dry before being left to store in the rubber mold. I think that the black plaster bag that they mention would also be important. Can mold gr...

 Forum: Finishing   Topic: Moldy Plaster

 Post subject: Re: Moldy Plaster
Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:50 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 6201

I had this problem before and I was told to brush the cast with bleach and leave it to air-dry out in the sun. Later, seal the plaster properly to cut off the mold's air supply and that will prevent it from returning. I like to use shellac to seal my plaster casts.

 Forum: Alginate   Topic: How much alginate, exactly--

Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:15 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 4944

Hi Stormy. I believe each brand of alginate has a slightly different mix ratio that the supplier will instruct you with. Since you are just starting out, I would suggest that you try using a kit first. It includes everything you need, pre-measured and ready to go.
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