Tuesday, September 11, 2012

06 Waste Molds Nº 2

I made the moulage molds of the hands. This is a photo of the moulage being melted in a stainless steel double-boiler. Do not melt moulage in aluminum containers. Click on any image to enlarge it.

The moulage has melted and it is stirred with a spatula.

In this photo, the moulage has been poured into the cottles.

Once the moulage has cooled, the block molds are cut with a mold knife and the oil-clay models are removed.

The oil-clay models, removed from the moulage molds.

The cottles are replaced, and banded with rubber bands.

The molds are now ready to be poured with carving wax. If the molds cannot be poured right away, place them in a plastic bag so they will not dry out.

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  1. Hi Kirsten;
    In this group of pics I see that the oil based clay hands are roughed in as in you purposly did not take the sculpture to the most refined state of completion. there is still a ton of sculpting work to be done on it - right. ok this is where I get confused. please take lots of picks so that we can see how in the world do you take o rough clay model and end up with a poliched refined wax model ready for the final mold. help!!!! thank-you so much patti

  2. I will be carving the hands and feet with a paring knife, and other tools, then refining the surfaces with various grades of sandpaper.


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