Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Making Skulls

I've decided to try my hand at making a latex skull mold so I can cast my own expanding foam skulls year-round. I purchased a kit from Smooth-on and have filled in some of the deeper recesses in my skull with clay to make removal of the foam skulls easier. I'll carve the finished skull copies with a Dremel tool to re-deepen those areas.

My skull and the directions.

The skull's recesses filled in a bit with clay to make releasing the skull copies easier.

The next step? To secure my skull to a smooth surface, apply a mold release to the skull and start coating it with layer after layer of thick latex.