After a few weeks of solid mould making and casting one of my hands are ready for the kiln and to be cast in glass.
the next test is Jesmonite and after that its metal.
wax cast pheasant head in wax hand. both to be cast in glass
I had to find something to cast my hands in, and not being able to do it in plaster (exothermic reaction will burn skin) and unable to cast in silicone (toxic and irritant) i needed to use Algenate, this is what dentists use to take moulds of your teeth, it feels like blamange and smells like mint, lovely!
I cast my hands in two different positions and this stuff, goes off very quickly and unexpectedly, and it does pick up lots of detail but it does sometimes create air bubbles and misses parts of the cast
so after I had enough wiggle room to get my hands out I poured in fine casting plaster and let it set and this is what I got:
to demould algenate, because its a temporary cast it only lasts about 48 hours before it goes funny you just tare it away from the plaster to reveal the cast.
they came out really well for a first cast, but its just not picked up enough detail and there are too many imperfections.
these messy little moulds have teeth in them, I have cast teeth, I have looked around for adult teeth and begged all friends and all i could get was baby teeth, which is okay for now in the testing phase. … Continue reading