Propmaking & Special Effects How‑To's

Smooth-On rubbers, plastics , foams and other materials have been used for years to bring movies, TV and stage special effects to life.
Propmaking & Special Effects
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Make a Floral Arrangement Using Encapso® K

Make a Floral Arrangement Using Encapso® K

This video demonstrates using Smooth-On's Encapso® K to create a realistic floral display.

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Tested Presents ‑ How To Slush Cast a Prop Helmet

Tested Presents ‑ How To Slush Cast a Prop Helmet

Frank Ippolito shows you how to create a hollow resin cast of a helmet

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Making a Silicone Mold of a Hand Using Ecoflex® 00-35

Making a Silicone Mold of a Hand Using Ecoflex® 00-35

This lifecasting video tutorial shows how Ecoflex® 00-35 silicone can be used to lifecast a hand

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How To Make a Breakaway Glass Window Pane

How To Make a Breakaway Glass Window Pane

This tutorial takes you step-by-step through the process of making a large window pane suitable for using as a breakaway glass prop for stage or movie special effects.

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Using Encapso® K To Create a Cereal Prop

Using Encapso® K To Create a Cereal Prop

After preparing and discarding over 30 bowls of cereal in over two days, an ad agency contacted Smooth-On...

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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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Moldmaking and Casting For a Woodgrain Finish

Moldmaking and Casting For a Woodgrain Finish

In this how-to, Smooth-Cast® 320 resin is cast in a Dragon Skin® silicone mold to reproduce woodgrain

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How To Make Flexible Foam Prop Cinder Blocks

How To Make Flexible Foam Prop Cinder Blocks

The scene in Spider Man 3 called for the heroine, Mary Jane, to again be in peril...

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Two Piece Silicone Mold of a Knife

Two Piece Silicone Mold of a Knife

We demonstrate using Mold Star 30 silicone, a platinum silicone for mold making...

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How To Make a Flexible Foam Prop Concrete Block

How To Make a Flexible Foam Prop Concrete Block

This tutorial shows how Flex Foam-iT! X can be cast to create a realistic cinder block prop.

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How To Cast TASK® 7

How To Cast TASK® 7

TASK® 7 is a low viscosity, fast set flame resistant plastic.

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Using Psycho Paint to Paint Platinum Silicone Rubber

Using Psycho Paint to Paint Platinum Silicone Rubber

This step-by-step video outlines the use of Psycho Paint® silicone paint base to color the surface of a platinum silicone casting.

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Martha Stewart Makes Encapso® K Specimen Jars

Martha Stewart Makes Encapso® K Specimen Jars

Martha makes prop specimen jars for Halloween using Smooth-On Encapso® K silicone rubber.

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Making Fake Potion Bottles Using Encapso® K

Making Fake Potion Bottles Using Encapso® K

In this video, Smooth-On fan Jara shows how to make fake potion bottles using Encapso-K silicone rubber.

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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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Making a Silicone Glove Mold for a Resin Cosplay Helmet

Making a Silicone Glove Mold for a Resin Cosplay Helmet

Jon N. shows us how he made a glove mold for his cosplay helmet

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Casting a Resin Cosplay Helmet

Casting a Resin Cosplay Helmet

Jon N. shows us how he brushes Smooth-Cast 57D to make a helmet for cosplay.

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