By Bruner Felton Barrie
Written for the coed sculptor, this moment variation of the preferred Sculptor's advisor, now with greater than ninety pictures of sculpting instruments and components, is an creation to the extensive global of sculpture: clay and wax modeling, mould making, casting, and the enlarging of items of sculpture, wooden carving, stone carving, ceramics, and wet clay items. Addresses all points of the use and serve as of sculpting instruments and fabrics utilized in conventional sculpture. each one bankruptcy concludes with a troubleshooting part which solutions questions most commonly asked via the scholar and people problem areas skilled through the sculptor. additionally explains how instruments are made. Charts on proportional standards of fabrics, weights and measures, plus an intensive word list of phrases are supplied. A key be aware process can be utilized to simply discover an issue
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But to determine the correct amount of plaster required to fill a space, multiply the piece’s length by its height and width, and convert the total to cubic inches. Then apply the following: one ounce of liquid material equals one cubic inch of set material. Water weighs 10 pounds per gallon, and I recommend having more than enough mixed material on hand rather than running short. You may weigh the plaster and water mix by proportion: 5 pounds of powder to 1 quart of water is the accepted rule of thumb for a good mix.
I get soft spots. How can that be avoided? Soft spots occur where the rubber has set before the inner material is dry. The interior rubber remains liquid or semi-liquid and leaves a blemish on the positive cast. This can be avoided by applying the latex in thinner coats and allowing each coat to dry thoroughly before applying another one. Once the mold is made this defect is very difficult to correct, if at all. Sorry. The mold takes on the color of the casting material. Can this be avoided? The rubber will pick up the color of the casting material especially if it is black or dark brown.
They hold pretty well but remember that if a great weight has been placed on top of the stand and if pushed just so, the stand may well tip over. Use common sense. Where can I purchase a pedestal and have a piece mounted? You can usually find a source in your local yellow pages under Art Supplies or at larger home decorating centers. com. PART 2 Mold Making & Casting A Sculptor’s Guide to Tools and Materials CHAPTER 6 MOLD MAKING & CASTING W HEN A PIECE OF SCULPTURE HAS BEEN COMPLETED, oftentimes reproductions are desired as gifts, for display, even for sale.