Tuesday, March 25, 2014

09 Plaster Production Molds Nº 8

Today I was looking at a carving wax foot, trying to figure out where I want the parting lines to be. This is a diagram of one of my ideas. The numbers and arrows indicate the order and direction that the plaster mold pieces would be removed. Click on any image to enlarge it.

I have tried several types of drawing pencils to see which will leave a mark on my carving wax. The best one, so far has been a 4B pure graphite pencil. I have been looking for some carbon paper in my studio, but haven't found any yet. I looked online and saw that Mead MEA40112 Carbon Paper is available. Martha Armstrong-Hand recommends using Carbon Paper, wrapped around a square, to make parting lines on carving wax. One type of square that be used is a plastic card, such as a credit card, or one like the Tuesday Morning Perks card shown below. Carbon Paper can wraped around an edge, and held in place with a couple of pieces of tape.

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