Many materials, especially epoxies and tin-cure silicones, require a mix ratio by either weight or volume other than 1:1. Use this page to help determine how much of each material you will need to mix.
Fill in the mix ratio according to the instructions on the material you’re using. For example, Smooth-on’s EpoxAcoat is 5A:1B by volume (measured using measuring cups), or 100A:15B by weight (measured using an accurate scale, preferably digital).
Eyes, teeth, horns… often times, a sculpture requires features which repeat and need to appear nearly identical, or which need to be an exact shape and size each time. Instead of trying to sculpt each part individually, it can sometimes be easier to pre-make an object (like the spikes in the lizard photo) or use an existing object (the glass cabochons being used as eye placeholders).
Continue reading Tip: Using Pre-made Objects while Sculpting
When you get your casting resin in quantity, the containers start getting pretty big and unwieldy, like the metal jugs you see to the left. Here’s a trick I use to make storing resin and dispensing it a lot easier.
Continue reading Tip: Resin Containers
This tutorial will demonstrate how to make a simple texture stamp out of rubber latex. In this case, I’m making a stamp from the lovely skin textures of two fruits, an orange and an avocado. You can pull textures from pretty much any non-porous surface.
Continue reading Tutorial: Making Latex Texture Stamps