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Making a Mold for the Lost Skulls Cigar Ashtray

Posted by goregt On November - 15 - 2018

The tutorial in this video is for all of those interested in the process of creating a single part mold. I go into detail on creating the mold box and pouring the silicone mold.

Mold Making – Step Four

Posted by goregt On August - 20 - 2009

In the last lesson we covered the steps on how to create one half of our silicone mold.  The next and final step is to create the second half of our mold.  I have documented the  process below.

  1. Once the silicone has cured it is time to cleanup the portion of the sculpture that was covered with the clay bed that we created in lesson two on this tutorial.
  2. The first thing that I do is remove the X-acto board box.  Be careful not to destroy the box since we will be using again for the second half of our mold.
  3. Once the box has been removed carefully remove the clay bed from the sculpture and the cured silicone.  I use alcohol to cleanup the remaining clay off of my sculpture and the silicone covering the first half of my piece. Read the rest of this entry »

Mold Making – Step Two

Posted by goregt On February - 14 - 2009

The Second Step for Making a Mold

The key ingredients for making a successful mold is planning and patience. Planning is obvious but patience can easily be overlooked. It is important that you take your time and do everything step with and precision. Otherwise what is the point of spending all that time creating your sculpture if you are not going to be able to replicate it with the same type of quality and detail.

This tutorial will cover in detail on how to make a mold box. The mold box is what is going to be used to hold the silicone while it hardens. In future lessons we will go into detail on how the final mold is created.

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Making a Mold – Step One

Posted by goregt On December - 16 - 2008

Mold making is one of those tricky little things that can be very simple or complex depending on what it being molded. Over the next few tutorials I’ll show you how to create both a simple and a complex mold all from the same sculpture.

The sculpture that I will be using for the tutorial is complex in design with tons of detail work and will serve as a great example that no subject matter is too detailed to be molded.


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Posted by goregt On March - 15 - 2007
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