Experimenting with mica powder, pigment and gold foil and leaf. Interesting results and nice effects. Working with jesmonite and layering resin. Got a good shine on the clear polyester resin too. Think the lacquer coat on the masters was a good idea.
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Check out the smoothnicity of these babies. Making dragon toenails. This is actually the second batch because the client said they needed to be flatter. The client (being my mum!) is always right. They are going to be cast in clear resin with a wee bit of goldyness and some blue. We'll see how it goes. It's for her quilt she's making which looks pretty awesome with a big ol' dragon on the front. We thought that shiny toenails would look cool and it also means I have something else to experiment with.
This is Apoxie Sculpt. I was wanting to see how smooth I could get the surface and went all the way up to 2000 grit wet n dry sandpaper then a wee polish with my Dremel felty polishing wheel. It got pretty smooth but I wanted jewel-like. So my solution that may or may not make a difference is adding a shiny coat of gloss spray lacquer. Let's see if it works. Now it's silicone time!
#moulding #casting #apoxiesculpt #resin #epoxyputty #silicone #lacquer #sanding #wetndry #smoothnicity #shiny #pigsticksp #sculpting #dragon #toenails #polishing #polishingtoenails
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Yey! Got my first successful pull of the body and the head of this weird wee guy. Not my sculpture but I got tasked with making a mould for him. His head and body are separate and the head in particular was a bit of a challenge as it's hollow like a bell with long dangling sticking out ears and nose and no flat surface. I wondered how on Earth I was going to do it but I do love to rise to a challenge. After much trial and error I got a good (whole!) cast with a one part mould and injecting a liquid casting material.
I'm feeling I want to try one more time in a slightly different way as there are benefits and disadvantages to the two ways I've already experimented with.The body was done as a brush on mould, though its challenge was the mouth cavity with tongue. Undercuts! But it seems to have worked and I got a perfect cast in plaster. . Love it when a plan comes together!*
*comedy reference for the old yins (like me)
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Doing a little brush on silicone mould and thinking of how to easily make keys for the mother mould. I then remembered I still had most of a mini Easter egg plastic mould tray left over from a college project. That should do the trick shouldn't it?
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Accidentally didn't read the instructions of this new resin properly. In my defence, the 2 part bottles are the same size so I assumed it was 1:1 ratio. Seemingly not, as I noticed after mixing and pouring that one bottle was a bit heavier than the other. They were small bottles! Will it still cure? Well, it has double the hardener in it so I assume it will. I guess I'll find out!
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Once upon a time there were 4 little pigs. One had lost its legs in a tragic mining incident, another had no brain because it forgot to put it in one day and then forgot where it had left it, the third had no butt because it accidentally sat down on a crocodile thinking it was a rock; the crocodile wasn’t very pleased. The fourth though...the forth’s fate was even more tragic as its creator had forgotten to spray silcone release betwixt the layers of its two part mould and will be forever encased in a never-ending prison of rubber; never to be born...never to die.....
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