Mold Making, Casting & Patina: For the Student Sculptor

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An excellent beginner's book for those who want to make molds, and/or casts in plaster and rubber, but have no prior experience. Format designed to make the text easy to read with step-by-step instruction on all phases of the mold making, casting and patina process.

First edition publication with 116 pages of instruction and over 200 photos and line drawings of specific methods and procedures for any mold making and casting project clearly ...

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Overview

An excellent beginner's book for those who want to make molds, and/or casts in plaster and rubber, but have no prior experience. Format designed to make the text easy to read with step-by-step instruction on all phases of the mold making, casting and patina process.

First edition publication with 116 pages of instruction and over 200 photos and line drawings of specific methods and procedures for any mold making and casting project clearly showing everything needed to make exacting casts of original pieces of sculpture.

The text also includes guidance in the repair of casts, as well as mounting for display, and the art of patina or coloring. Includes appendices on mixing procedures for plaster, troubleshooting, general information on gypsum products, enlarging, bronze casting. Charts on proportional requirements of materials, weights and measures, and a glossary of terms are also provided. Recommended for the novice sculptor, mold maker and caster.

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National Sculpture Society
A highly usable book demonstrating in each chapter one of many types of molds: bas relief molds, plaster waste molds, latex rubber molds, moulage molds, and molds lade with pliatex casting rubber. Other topics covered include repairing casts and molds, patinas, and mounting casts for display. There are appendices devoting special attention to mixing procedures for plaster, troubleshooting, gypsum products, bronze casting, and enlarging, and charts for weights and measures and materials requirements usage.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780963186706
  • Publisher: A. B. F. S. Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/1/2000
  • Pages: 116
  • Product dimensions: 7.58 (w) x 11.02 (h) x 0.32 (d)

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- The bas-relief mold is a one-sided mold, made from either plaster or rubber. The shape will conform to the dimensions of the actual panel, the most common being rectangular or square. A solid plaster shell is formed over and around the entire piece to be cast by constructing a retaining wall or "fence". The plaster is poured, set, and repaired (filling in any small air pockets that may have formed while pouring the plaster to make the mold). The resulting plaster will be a solid block, except for the hollow cavity or negative indentation where the original panel was. This is a relief mold. The cavity is the negative and the subsequent cast is the positive. The interior of the negative will be sealed, a release agent applied, and a cast poured into this mold.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 7
1. Bas-Relief Mold 9
Plaster Waste Mold of a Panel
Latex Rubber Mold of a Panel
2. Plaster Waste Mold 24
Mold of a Head
Casting the Head
3. Latex Rubber Mold 47
Mold of a Head
Casting the Head
4. Three Piece Plaster Waste Mold 56
Waste Mold of a Figure
Casting the Figure
5. Moulage Mold 77
Mold from Life
Pos-Moulage Cast (Wax)
Plaster Cast
6. Pliatex Casting Rubber 86
Making the Mold
Casting the Rubber
Finishing the Rubber
7. Repairing Casts & Molds 89
8. Patinas 90
Gypsum Products
Basic Techniques
9. Mounting Casts for Display 95
Drilling the Cast
Epoxy on the Cast
Appendixes
A. Mixing Procedures for Plaster (for molds & casts) 98
B. Trouble Shooting 104
C. Gypsum Products, General Information 106
D. Bronze Casting 109
E. Enlarging 110
F. Equivalency Charts (weights & measures) 111
G. Material Requirements Usage Chart 112
Glossary of Terms 113
Recommended Reading & Sources of Supply 115
About the Author 117
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