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Topic: Body casting *NEW PHOTOS* pg. 6*PSEUDO TUTE* PAGE 4 *&* MORE PHOTOS ON PAGE 2  (Read 20953 times)
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« Reply #70 on: August 02, 2008 10:39:03 AM »

Oh my God, wow. These are so gorgeous! I love all of them, but my absolute favorites are the tealight holder and the hear/speak/see no evil one! Amazing, they're all amazing! I'd absolutely love to try doing this, but I'm not sure I get the process completely, and I have no idea where I could get the materials needed.
I get the plaster bandage (the same stuff they wrap a broken bone with) online from a company, Douglass & Sturgess, in bulk 40lb container. It's not very expensive and comes in rolls of different widths. The plaster that I use for the actual piece, I get locally from a gypsum company, a place where they sell concrete, plaster and such. I use Hydrostone because it is also used to make garden statuary. It is very weather proof. These pieces can be left outside with no deterioration, here in Florida.
The first step is to use the plaster impregnated bandage to make your mold. Once the mold is hard enough, 20 minutes, you take it off the body, coat the inside with a release agent like car wax then mix and pour the Hydrostone in it. Once that has set, 1-2 hours, take off the mold (you will end up destroying the mold) sand out any bumps or imperfections, fill and holes left by air bubbles and finish with paint or decoupage, or however you want to finish it. Always end with clear coat of some kind to protect the finish.
I'll be happy to help as much as I can. Just ask.

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« Reply #71 on: March 23, 2009 05:34:17 AM »

I'm working on a face cast- I was actually able to cast my 3 year old (she did AWESOME!!). I'm going to try the turtle wax as a mold release, but I've got to ask a stupid question-do you let the wax dry before pouring in the plaster?
« Reply #72 on: May 03, 2009 03:30:53 PM »

I'm sorry I didn't post back sooner, I kind of forgot about this thread and just checked it today.
About the turtle wax; you just use a thin coat. No need for dry time
Just coat it and mix your plaster or whatever, and pour.
I hope this helps.
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« Reply #73 on: April 01, 2010 04:26:16 AM »

I had my face cast in modroc by a friend when I was at school. I had a straw to breathe through and she just moulded around it. We used cling film instead of vaseline or grease.

I love the couple cast and the finishes are just beautiful.
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