I'm trying to figure out how I could melt down some van aken clay and pour it into a mold. I don't have a vacuum chamber, so I worry about silicone. What's the best material to make the mold out of?…Continue
"StopmoNick is right on about latex shrinkage, but I think I'd try it; depending on what you're molding, it may not be a big deal. Also, you may try this: I recently had to sculpt a medusa head (see the pic) and I didn't want to…"
"If the idea is to cast several duplicates of your clay sculpt in plasticine, then you do want a flexible mould. You make a hard plaster mould so you can cast your clay sculpt in silicone or latex, both flexible materials. The original…"
I'm trying to figure out how I could melt down some van aken clay and pour it into a mold. I don't have a vacuum chamber, so I worry about silicone. What's the best material to make the mold out of? Can I use Ultra-cal? I do like the idea of a more rigid mold, however, I do worry about it being harder to release the finished clay figure.I'd prefer something longer-lasting (alginate had me excited before I learned how short-lived it can be)Looking forward to hearing from anyone with experience…See More
"Hey everyone, I've been focused on stop motion for the last 5 years. Before that, I mostly did flash animations. I've always been intrigued by this technique, and so far I find it quite addictive!
As I mentioned I've been…"