Sculpture & Art Casting How‑To's

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.
Sculpture & Art Casting
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Lifecasting a Female Torso Using Body Double Silicone Rubber

Lifecasting 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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Creating Metallic & Glitter Effects with Cast Magic®

Creating Metallic & Glitter Effects 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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Molding a Complex Original Model

Molding a Complex Original Model

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

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Turning an Antique Chair from Trash Into Treasure

Turning 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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Making a Silcone Glove Mold and Faux Wood Casting

Making a Silcone 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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Turning a Sculpting Talent Into Cold, Hard Cash

Turning 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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Restoring a Rare Find Using Free Form® SCULPT

Restoring 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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Sculpting with Epoxy Putty - Free Form® AIR & SCULPT

Sculpting with Epoxy Putty - Free Form® AIR & SCULPT

Sculpting with Epoxy Putty - Free Form AIR & SCULPT Demo

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Reproducing Tree Bark Texture Using PoYo® Silicone Putty

Reproducing 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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Creating a Metallic Finish Using Cast Magic® Pig Iron

Creating 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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Making a Hollow, Impact Resistant Casting Using Smooth-Cast® 57D

Making a Hollow, Impact Resistant 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 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 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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Recreating an Antique Frame using Mold Max™ 29NV No Vacuum Required Silicone

Recreating 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 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 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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Creating a Kiln Formed Glass Sign for Retail Kiosks

Creating 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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