Art: materials to fill a wax mold?

View testimonialsView Artwork
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    materials to fill a wax mold?

    in my sculpture class at school we have been working on a hand sculpture. we first dipped our hand in wax to make a wax mold. next we will pour plaster into those wax molds and then paint our finished hand or do whatever we wish.

    I have had tons of hand ideas floating around for the past few months, even before we started this project-which has given me even more ideas, and gave me the quite obvious idea of make a mold from wax- and I'd like some suggestions.

    I'm pretty new to the sculpture area of art and aren't aware yet of everything that is out there. I'm looking for some different ideas on what I could fill a wax mold with instead of plaster. I would like to have a few different ideas on what the material of my hand sculptures could be, cause I'd really like to start letting my ideas flow into actually sculptures. if anyone knows of some different things please let me kno, its appreciated :]
    thanks

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Galway, Ireland
    Posts
    45
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Try gelatine mix, its used a lot in special effects and gives a very nice translucent look, pait it with oil paints or silicone mixed paints .

    heres a link I found for the formula but you can goolge more if you like

    be aware that it can be hot! this may melt your wax depending on its melt temperature

    http://www.fxwarehouse.info/Merchant...y_Code=Recipes

    You can use 2 part foams or plastics but these can be expencive.
    Try smoothon products

    good luck

    the difference between the possible and the impossibe is the will of man.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • 424,149 Artists
  • 3,599,276 Artist Posts
  • 32,941 Sketchbooks
  • 54 New Art Jobs
Art Workshop Discount Inside
Register

Developed Actively by vBSocial.com
The Art Department
SpringOfSea's Sketchbook