Natural Latex liquid rubber for mold making, casting, mask making, and coatings. A high solids molding rubber based on natural latex. Apply in layers. It is not pre-vulcanized and must be A high solids brush-able vulcanize-able Natural Liquid Latex Rubber for mold making. HX is compounded
Did you use this instructable in your classroom? Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson. I nearly skipped over this step, didn't I? Why would I show you how to make a clay head, and not show you how to sculpt the mask design? Well, I'm simply not qualified for that. I don't have much training or background with sculpting. All I do is try to make the form as best as I can.
Casting Latex is a liquid rubber that sets up as a result of water being absorbed into the plaster mold. Without fillers, the casting latex will set up with maximum flexibility. With the use of fillers, based on clay, varying hardnesses can be achieved. Casting Latex is very useful for the production of hollow molded rubber articles, toys, hot-water bottles, rubber balls, imitation pottery, masks , puppet heads, and display articles. It is also useful for coating polystyrene, texturing, and general special effects for theater work.
Mask making for theater, film or costume play is fairly simple to perform at home. The process involves the application of techniques used in traditional art, and differs only in the casting medium. The mold-making process differs not at all from mold making for traditional sculpture. You can make a mold for any type of mask you would like, from a full-face monster mask to a partial character mask that changes only certain features. Set up a head armature or lifecast that is large enough to fit the person for whom you are making the mask.