The mold making, casting and life casting possibilities are almost endless and so is the range of materials, supplies and equipment available for making beautiful and life-like, casts and life casts with easy to create molds of the original subject.
All casting and life casting projects – be it with silicone, latex or polyurethanes – begin with making a mold. But for the beginning artists, making a mold of the human body or even other inanimate objects may seem a bit daunting. Which materials will be appropriate – is silicone rubber best or will any polyurethanes do? What quantity of the chosen rubber should be purchased? Which material will be safe for use on the skin, and so on. The whole procedure of de-molding, casting, finishing, and mounting may seem intimidating.
So, if you find yourself feeling discouraged by the seemingly elaborate and complicated process of mold making, casting and life casting, there is a much simpler approach — an all-in-one kit.
A molding, casting or life casting kit usually contains all the materials required to make the mold or cast in suitable quantities. They also come with simple and easy to understand instructions. These can be especially helpful for first time mold makers and life casters.
Various companies offer different styles of life casting kits from the casting of baby feet or hands, to an adult face, head, pregnant belly, front torso and even full bodies with safe, easy to use and quality materials. Once you have completed a kit and wish to continue making additional pieces, the kit experience allows you to easily decide which raw materials to buy and what quantities are required for mold and casting materials based on your experience of using the kit. Practicing with a kit first, eliminates the guesswork.
So, every novice hobbyist can create successful molds, casts and life casts. Apart from kits, you can also select from a wide range of instructional material such as ‘how-to’ books, videos or workshops that explain the step-by-step process of how to make molds directly from the human body in a very simple and easy manner. They will also highlight the appropriate materials such as alginate, moulage, plaster, wax, silicone, latex or polyurethanes for different types of molds, casts and life casts.
So, you will soon realize that the procedure of making body molds and casts is straight forward and with some practice you can easily yield professional results for molds of any body part or even the entire body.. Soon you will be on your way to becoming a skilled, experienced or even professional mold maker or even life caster for that matter. The experience will surely last you a lifetime, and you will owe your beginning into the world of mold making, casting and life casting to a humble yet very effectual Kit!
One of the most popular kits trending on the Internet is the face casting kit. Because just as the face is the mirror to the soul, the face is mirror of the person – it is who we are. Face casting dates back to Egyptian times and has been practiced by sculptors for centuries. Many famous people have had their faces cast including Napoleon, the US presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and the 19th century composer Franz Liszt to name a few. The a good high-end face casting kit contains professional quality instructions and materials to create a mold and casting of a similar famous person or more importantly that special someone – you. It makes an extraordinary wall hanging, too and it is the perfect gift for the person that has everything” and it’s made by you!
Post time: 11-25-2016