Saturday, May 19, 2012
Mold Making 101 (not really)
Molds are deceptively simple, they just require a certain kind of thinking. The big idea is to encase the object into a solid surface that will take it's impression, and then be able to open that solid surface whenever you want.
Then using some kind of plaster like material cover one half of the shape. It is important to keep a sharp edge between the wall that you made, and the shape you want to reproduce, this will help with seaming in the future (I'll discuss this in a future post).
In a future post, I'll talk about some of the more troublesome aspects of mold making, like undercuts and seaming.