Saturday, August 6, 2011

Mold Making Part 3: Plaster Build-up on the Other Side

The top half of the mold is flipped around and the clay buildup from Step 2 has been removed, revealing the Egg butt-side up!

The next step is to build a thin layer of clay a quarter inch offset around the Egg. This will leave a thin trough surrounding the puppet. The clay will create a cavity that will not be filled with plaster creating a ridge of plaster directly surrounding the puppet. This will ultimately create a much tighter seam on the final puppet.

After the clay ridge is complete, clay walls are again built up around the mold.

Next the plaster is added in coats, exactly as in Step 2.

After the final coat is added, the clay wall can be pulled away.

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