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Helllllo there I'm Amy :) I am a graduate with a 2:1 degree in Stop Motion animation. My main specialty is creating characters and environments using fabric such as felt. This blog is just a place for me to share some of my work. I have a long way to go still but, I'm determined to improve my skills and someday make a living out of something I'm passionate about :) I hope you all enjoy viewing my blog and if anyone has any questions, feel free to ask. I don't bite :)

3 December 2012

Casting latex arms

To prepare the armature ready for casting, I needed to paint a few layers of pigmented latex into both sides of the plaster mould. I first mixed some latex in a small jar and added flesh coloured acrylic paint so once the latex dried, it will be a skin colour. However, I had to keep in mind that when latex dries it always goes a few shades darker than intended so I made sure the latex mixture was lighter in colour from the start. Once one layer has dried, I applied two more layers and once dry, the armature was ready to be placed inside the mould. As you can see in the below pictures, I am preparing the arms ready to be placed in the mould. As the arm mould was quite big, it was too large to put in a vice so instead I slotted both sides of the mould together and put a heavy amount of magazines on top as a means of pressure to ensure both sides of the arms bonded while they were setting inside the mould overnight. I repeated this process for the two part mould for the torso. Unfortunately, I lost the progress pictures for that.

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