How To Make A Latex Mold-Part 3

Part 3 is here, Applying the latex. We are finally ready to take our cast of the Lynx prints and begin to apply the liquid latex until we have enough layBlogPic-JB-Mold part3-latex-400x300ers to give us a sturdy mold to make reproductions.

For this step of the process we will need a few foam brushes and our latex mold builder. These items can be easily found at your local craft store. This is the first time I have ever used this material and I must say it was extremely simple, just time consuming. In order to get a good mold it takes as much as 8 to 12 thin layers of latex making sure you have no puddles or air bubbles between layers. The hard part is you need to do each layer within 24 hours of the last layer and each layer will take 1 to 1 1/2 hours to dry.

BlogPic-JB-Mold part3-Before-300x300<<— Here on the left is what our cast looks like before we applied any of the latex mold builder

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Here on the right is the final look after 12 thin coats of the latex were brushed on to build up a thick mold.

Take a look at this video and see just how I did it and just how easy it is to accomplish.

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