Once cured, you
can check your plaster cast for areas that have "keys" which the
get caught on; in this case, the eye socket.
I carefully added a little bit of clay and brushed on a coat of FuseFX
F-201 Pure White, then I let it cure.
Once the FuseFX
F-201 Pure White skin is
cured, I re-draw the line carefully with a marker. This line will
permanently transfer onto your Shell-Shock mold.
The line is used as reference for where your clay sculpture ends. This
is very useful when doing intrinsic painting.
Again be careful, the silicone surface may be cured but it's still
For this piece
I'm using Shell-Shock Slow Set.
your Shell-Shock according to Smooth-On's instructions. Please
all safety precautions.
I start by brushing the Shell-Shock over the sculpted area first, being
careful not to disturb the surface. I work quickly before the plastic
sets, then I keep moving the Shell-Shock upwards till it starts to
While the first
coat is still setting it becomes very sticky. This is where I stick
some bits of foam (Ethafoam or Styrofaom work well). The foam is used
create a hollow, and when
covered with extra material, it becomes a tube. The tube gives it
strength and also reduces the weight, not to mention save a little
I leave the area for the screwdriver insert open (top and bottom) so it
can be filled with Shell-Shock. This area should be strong and solid.
I brush on a
few more layers and the job is complete. Let the Shell-Shock cure
cured, the Shell-Shock mold is easily removed by simply prying with
Because the nostrils acted as keys, the clay nose
was pulled off while removing the Shell-Shock mold. All the rest of
the clay surface stayed intact.
Close-up of the
finished mold and sculpture:
Note the perfect pore detail in
the mold. The marker line is permanent and clearly shows where the
To remove the FuseFX
F-201 Pure White,
simply rub off with your hands or use an old toothbrush. The Marker
line on the plaster positive was removed by using Toluene solvent.
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