Sculpture & Art Casting How‑To's

Sculpture & Art Casting
Smooth-On mold rubber has been used for more than 60 years to reproduce sculpture all over the world ranging in size from less than 1" ( 2.54 cm) to almost 400 feet high (120 m). Today, Smooth-On urethane, silicone and polysulfide rubbers are used by thousands of sculptors and foundries for casting wax, resins, plaster, concrete and other sculpture materials to make accurate reproductions of original sculpture.
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How To Make a Silicone Block Mold of an Irregularly Shaped Model

How To Make a Silicone Block Mold of an Irregularly Shaped Model

Learn how to save material and money by making your silicone mold conform to the shape of your model.

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How To Rotocast a Hollow Part Using Smooth-Cast™ 65D

How To Rotocast a Hollow Part Using Smooth-Cast™ 65D

Creating a hollow casting with high impact resistance by rotating a mold while casting.

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How To Make a Hollow Resin Casting Using Smooth-Cast™ 57D

How To Make a Hollow Resin Casting Using Smooth-Cast™ 57D

Using the slush method of casting to create a hollow, impact resistant piece.

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How To Make Metallic & Glitter Effects In Resin With Cast Magic™

How To Make Metallic & Glitter Effects In Resin With Cast Magic™

Cast Magic® Casting System is an easy way to add an endless variety of bright metallic, glitter and color effects to your castings.

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How To Make a Colored Pencil Bowl Using EpoxAcast™ 690 Epoxy

How To Make a Colored Pencil Bowl Using EpoxAcast™ 690 Epoxy

Learn how to create a diy epoxy bowl with embedded colored pencils.

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How To Make a Kiln Formed Glass Sign for Retail Kiosks

How To Make a Kiln Formed Glass Sign for Retail Kiosks

Learn how Greg Schadt of Gravity Glas Design created an amazing kiln-formed sign.

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How To Make a River Table Using Clear Epoxy Casting Resin and Reclaimed Wood

How To Make a River Table Using Clear Epoxy Casting Resin and Reclaimed Wood

How to use a piece of reclaimed cedar to create a beautiful river table

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How To Make Metal Cold Cast Decorative Panels

How To Make Metal Cold Cast Decorative Panels

Creating metal cold cast panels using Smooth Cast ONYX liquid plastic and bronze powder.

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How To Recreate an Antique Frame using Mold Max™ 29NV No Vacuum Required Silicone

How To Recreate an Antique Frame using Mold Max™ 29NV No Vacuum Required Silicone

Learn how to use Mold Max 29NV for creating a high-detail silicone mold

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How To Lifecast a Female Torso Using Body Double Silicone Rubber

How To Lifecast a Female Torso Using Body Double Silicone Rubber

Using Body Double®, it is possible to mold an entire female torso and capture every detail in a cold cast bronze casting.

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Alja-Safe™ Alginate Quick Start Guide

Alja-Safe™ Alginate Quick Start Guide

Follow this simple step-by-step lifecasting guide, and you will have a perfect lifecasting which will 'freeze time'.

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How To Mold a Complex Original Model

How To Mold a Complex Original Model

Molding and casting a piece with delicate detail, complex angles and severe undercuts.

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How To Turn an Antique Chair from Trash Into Treasure

How To Turn an Antique Chair from Trash Into Treasure

An antique chair is easily repaired using Smooth-Cast® 385 mineral filled casting resin and Universal® Release Agent.

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How To Make a Silicone Glove Mold and Faux Wood Casting

How To Make a Silicone Glove Mold and Faux Wood Casting

Dragon Skin® is excellent for brush on molds. A Dragon Skin® mold can be turned completely inside out without risk of tearing.

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How To Turn a Sculpting Talent Into Cold, Hard Cash

How To Turn a Sculpting Talent Into Cold, Hard Cash

“How Nice Ice” has provided ice sculptures for private parties, professional sports team banquets...

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How To Restore a Rare Find Using Free Form® SCULPT

How To Restore a Rare Find Using Free Form® SCULPT

For over 40 years, Tim Bennett's hobby has always been treasure hunting at garage and yard sales.

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How To Make a Faux Marble Resin Casting

How To Make a Faux Marble Resin Casting

How To Make a Faux Marble Resin Casting

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How To Sculpt with Epoxy Putty - Free Form™ AIR & SCULPT

How To Sculpt with Epoxy Putty - Free Form™ AIR & SCULPT

Sculpting with Epoxy Putty - Free Form AIR & SCULPT Demo

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How To Reproduce Tree Bark Texture Using PoYo™ Silicone Putty

How To Reproduce Tree Bark Texture Using PoYo™ Silicone Putty

This tutorial shows how to mold tree bark using silicone putty.

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How To Mold and Cast a Resin Sculpture - Ghost Rider

How To Mold and Cast a Resin Sculpture - Ghost Rider

Learn how to mold and cast a backlit bust of the infamous Marvel character, Ghost Rider.

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How To Create a Metallic Finish Using Cast Magic™ Pig Iron

How To Create a Metallic Finish Using Cast Magic™ Pig Iron

How Pig Iron® Cast Magic powder can be applied to a silicone mold to make a metallic finish.

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How To Make a Metallic Finish Using Cast Magic™ Powder

How To Make a Metallic Finish Using Cast Magic™ Powder

How to use Pearly Green Cast Magic® powder on a black ONYX® resin casting to get a beautiful metallic finish.

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How To Restore an Antique Picture Frame Using PoYo Putty

How To Restore an Antique Picture Frame Using PoYo Putty

How to use PoYo Putty silicone putty to repair a damaged picture frame

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