About Me

A tall mouses tale, that is completely true, detailing my time at The Delamar Academy, Ealing Studios, London, harnessing and honing my skills as a hair and make up artist for film, tv and theatre.....join me!...x

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

and so the story continues....

the wax sculpt then has to be cut into sections so that the separate areas can be removed:
once the cuts have been made, the cast is soaked in water to release them from the life cast (core):
once all pieces have been removed, mould making madness then begins!......creating positive and negative fibre glass casts.... no pics as this bit is pretty tedious and not so pretty...imagine lots of fibre glass, clay, sweating swearing and breathing respirators.... moulds must then be sanded...at home, in the bath if you like....
the wax clay sections are now melted and fixed onto the new positive moulds and more texturiseing takes place:
now these moulds are fibre glassed to create the new negative part of the mould (are you still following?...) once they have been fibre glassed, holes are drilled so that the pos and neg moulds can be fitted back together, and the space between the two is what makes our piece/mask...
the casts are then eased appart, lots of cut hands, achy fingers and gritted teeth as this happens....
the wax is peeled out and the cast cleaned
now we have the negative part to match the positive all 7 of them!

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