Body Casting: Torso

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Hot2na
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supervioletrays wrote:
I know I have pictures somewhere... I'll just have to dig them out.

yes yes! i would love that. did you paint it, or seal it in any way, 'rays?

could you offer any tips, suggestions, or how to's?

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supervioletrays
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Since it was a school project, my resources were limited. I pushed clay into the plaster, let it harden slightly, then pulled it out, fired it, then from there... I left some parts white (the color the clay fired) and some got dipped into a very dark green glaze.

So wait... Are you doing this yourself? Your going to need a sh*t load of plaster. Tell me if this is a self-at home project, and I'll hit you up with more details if so.

Edit: I see you bought a kit. What did the kit come with?

 

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Hot2na
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supervioletrays wrote:
Are you doing this yourself? Your going to need a sh*t load of plaster. Tell me if this is a self-at home project, and I'll hit you up with more details if so.

husband wife team. us! the kit comes w/everything. strips included. see my link in topic thread.

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supervioletrays
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For Tuna, let me try to explain exactly what I did while I sort through lost photographs of long past:

When I did my death mask, it was my desire to do it for school. My art teacher didn't want to let me, because it can be a dangerous thing if you freak out. Afterall, your face is totally covered in plaster. You can only breathe through two small straws in your nose. And there is about 5-10 pounds of plaster on your face... And it warms up as time goes on, so you can really freak out.

We used liquid plaster, not the strips. Its hard to contour to the shapes of the face with strips. So, we mixed up the powder and went from there. Its a very messy process when its done like that. This may be the same with the strips, but I had to lube up my face. The plaster will stick to any hair that isn't totally greased. I lost some facial hair quite painfully that way. It also makes the mask, or body cast, easier to slide off.

The plaster takes about 20 min to set up, and I would imagine about the same amount of time for plaster strips. You can't move for the first few, while the plaster sets up. For a body cast, you'll want to limit your breathing. You also don't want to take any chances and make the cast as think as possible. You don't want it to crack or break. You'll also want to take special care when taking it off, as some parts will fill into your curves and could break easily. I kinda like the wet plaster, as you can always buy more if you screw it up, but I don't think you'll have too big of a problem.

One the plaster dries (give it a full weekend), I used clay. I saw that yours comes with some sort of plaster, and it looks like it dries like my fired clay did. Now, I did a few different things with my different masks, since the way I did it, it gave you more then one shot. I dunno if you'll have to break your mold or not. If you keep it white, especially with the material you got in your kit, it makes it look like marble and natural, like ancient greek statues. I personally like the white color, as I enjoy classical art. I also took a glaze and make one set a green color... And the vase that I mentioned, I did half black and half white, dividing the face to show the different feelings we have inside.

Maybe that gives a little info... I'm going take pictures of the sculpture, and will post them... Still looking for pics of the process.

 

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Hello Cupcake
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supervioletrays wrote:
Afterall, your face is totally covered in plaster. You can only breathe through two small straws in your nose. And there is about 5-10 pounds of plaster on your face... And it warms up as time goes on, so you can really freak out.

 

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I've seen this done on tv.  With the two straws, I about freaked out just watching it.  Not very friendly for the claustrophobic type. Very cool result though. 

 

supervioletrays
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Haha. I did two and loved it... And as I was writing this message, the site broke.... Oh well.

I bought this mask, but I think this would be a cool color for a bust... Wooden finish

 

Partial face... Working with clay in the mask is really hard

The vase I made... Kinda hard to see the features

 

And a more full face, put together in pieces.

 

 

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Hot2na
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supervioletrays wrote:

Haha. I did two and loved it... And as I was writing this message, the site broke.... Oh well.

I bought this mask, but I think this would be a cool color for a bust...

'rays! i totally could rock these in my sitting room. willing to part with any? name a price.

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supervioletrays
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Haha. They're really not anything much. Just a media I worked with in high school...

 

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Hello Cupcake
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Must......have......first mask posted!

Very cool.

Hot2na
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beeeenine wrote:

Must......have......first mask posted!

Very cool.

hands off butter cup ;)

shall we bid for it? j/k 'rays does have some talent. i want the black/white one. all of them actually. but if i could only purchase on, that would be it.

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