Quick & Messy Alginate Hand Lifecasting With Object

Quick video using alginate to make a mold for a hand cast and an object. I had to use some out of date alginate, just to use it up and thought I would experiment with casting a hand holding an object which was/is a small ball based on a drawing I did a while back.

The video is a bit rough and ready and shows what not to do in parts, for example, pour your alginate powder into water, rather than pour the water into the alginate powder. Find yourself suitable containers to house the alginate in accordance to your project.

Try to release as much air as you can by tapping the mold after pouring the plaster of Paris into the alginate. Go careful when cutting the alginate away from your lifecast to avoid damaging your plaster of Paris cast.

The alginate used in this video is a 3/1 mix, which means 3 parts water to 1 part alginate. The plaster of Paris was mixed to a 50/50 mix, which means 1 part plaster of Paris to 1 part water or 50% water to 50% plaster of Paris.

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Fibreglass Mother Mold For Latex Leaf Mold

In this video we make a supporting mother mold for a latex leaf mold using fibreglass.

A concrete cast of a Gunnera leaf is used to make the latex leaf mold and you can find more videos on this channel related to making concrete leaves, latex molds, mother molds, etc.

Ammonite Fossil Fibreglass Mother Mold

Following on from the video on latex molding an ammonite fossil, we make a seven piece mother mold to house the latex mold. This video is a short and brief video showing the process and more in depth videos about molding can be found on the channel.

There are many ways to make molds and this video is showing how we make molds here at present, which is our preferred way – it works for us and what works for one person may not work for another.

The model in this video is a 500 million year old ammonite fossil which came out of the mold in one piece. The mold which has been made from the ammonite fossil is now ready to create replica fossils with concrete or any other appropriate material which is compatible with the latex mold.

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Attach Legs & Fix Bolts To Fibreglass Mother Mold

This video follows on from the video: Make A Two Piece Fibreglass Mother Mold: https://youtu.be/1FD08jlQoNg

In this video we attach wooden legs using fibreglass to the fibreglass mother mold. We also drill holes for bolts to keep the mother mold secure and in place, to keep the latex mold in shape ready for concrete casting.

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Make A Two Piece Fibreglass Mother Mold

Building a two-piece fibreglass mother mold using polyester fibreglass resin, fibreglass matting & MEKP catalyst for the mother mold. Aluminium tape is used for the seam, plus PVA mold release and Carnauba wax for the mold release agent. Follow up video: Attach Legs & Fix Bolts To Fibreglass Mother Mold: https://youtu.be/CZLJeoalR7s

The model in this video is a skull candle holder housed in a latex mold.

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Fairy Door Crafts & Projects | Full Series

Fairy door crafts & projects full series video including archives and extras.

Part One (0:00) – Make A Fairy Door With Monster Clay.
Make a fairy door using clay. In this video a small fairy door is sculpted from Monster Clay Soft in view of making a slicone mold to reproduce further replicas from the original.

Part Two (18:22) – Pour A Silicone Mold.
Make a silicone rubber mold for a fairy door by pouring measured silicone component parts into mold house to create a mold of a model.

Part Three (25:51) – Casting With Polyester Resin.
The process of casting polyester resin is shown using silicone molds (part two) to pour the polyester casting resin into, to create solid polyester resin casts.

Part Four (32:56) – Casting With Concrete.
In this video, we use a silicone mold, made in part two, to cast a concrete fairy door.

Part Five (35:04) – Paint A Fairy Door.
Showing the painting process on a fairy door. This is the way in which we paint many items here and of course there is a vast variety of ways to paint pieces and castings.

Archives & Extras:

Part Six (41:29) – Make A Fairy Door With Recycled Items.
Make a fairy or faerie door using objects around the house and garden. Most of the items in this fairy door are used with recycled items, including a ring pull from a tin can and stones or rocks from the garden.

Part Seven (1:01:17) – Concrete Cast From Latex Mold.
You can make your latex mold from a fairy door sculpture or cast. Simply pour the concrete into the mold and wait around 24 hours for the concrete to set.

Part Eight (1:06:19) – Paint A Fairy Door II.
In this video a fairy door is painted using dry brush techniques along with regular painting techniques. The fairy door is made with concrete and is casted from an original fairy door created by Dramamask Evolution.

Part Nine (1:14:58) – Fairy Door Speed Paint.
Experimenting with painting a fairy door casted with plaster of Paris.

Molding & Casting | Silicone | Fibreglass | Gelcoat | Full Series

Molding and casting full series 4-part video.

Part One (0:00) – Make A One Piece Brush On Silicone Mold.

Make a silicone mold by brushing on layers of silicone to create a one piece mold. Using Polycraft silicone rubber, catalyst and thickener to create the mold, and adhesive aluminium tape, along with foam core to create base and flange template.

Part Two (11:12) – Make A Fibreglass Mother Mold For Silicone Mold.

This video shows how to make a one-piece fibreglass mother mold for a brush on silicone mold. Materials used: fibreglass polyester resin and MEKP catalyst, plus fibreglass matting.

Part Three (23:32) – Cleaning Up Silicone Mold & Fibreglass Mother Mold.

Cleaning up both the silicone mold and the fibreglass mother mold in this molding video series.

Part Four (28:59) – Casting With Gelcoat & Fibreglass.

Making a fibreglass cast using gelcoat, fibreglass matting and polyester resin. The fibreglass cast is casted from a silicone mold, housed in a fibreglass mother mold. The mold is made from a model of a fish.