Finishing a Latex Mask
Making a latex mask seems easy, but it requires time and patience. You pour the liquid latex rubber inside the plaster mold, swish it around well and then leave it for some time. Then the liquid latex is poured out leaving a thin film behind. The process is repeated a number of times, until the desired thickness of latex rubber builds up. The cast is allowed to set properly for a day before being demolded by carefully pulling out the latex. The thin skin mask is further cured for another day or so.
Going ahead, the detailing and finishing the mask should be relatively simple. Yet again, you have to be particularly careful as you cut off the tiny flaps of extra latex formed at the seam lines. Use a sharp scissors for the job. Slowly smooth out the mask by removing any lingering bits of latex on the mask. The patches and seams are worked to render an even effect on the mask.
You will notice that the opening in the mask at the bottom looks quite narrow. While latex rubber is inherently flexible, 우리카지노총판 the mask is likely to tear if you try to pull it over your head! It is better to make a small slit at the back to allow your head to slip inside easily. While at it, 우리카지노 cut out small holes for the eyes as well.
Painting the mask
Painting on latex is not easy again. Regular paints will tend to crack or chip as they dry on the flexible latex surface. However, there are other painting options such as:
A blend of oil paint with rubber cement
A blend of acrylic paint with liquid latex
Blending specialized latex pigments with liquid latex
The paint and cement/latex are generally mixed in a 1:1 ratio. The mix ratio can be adjusted to gain the desired consistency. If using pigments, just a few drops of the concentrate will do. If using an airbrush, the blend is diluted with distilled water, ammonia or a solvent thinner to create a sprayable mix. Remember to wear a protective face mask when working with ammonia.
Painting manually with a brush requires a lot of care to blend the colors, remove the brush strokes and keep lumps from spoiling the mask. Some artists even use makeup sponges to get the desired effect. But using an airbrush is infinitely easier.
The painting begins with a base coat. If needed, the vein lines are painted before the base coat. As you paint subsequent coats, aim for a translucent flesh tone complete with freckles and wrinkles.
Finally, the latex mask has to be sealed with a flexible transparent sealant to settle the paint and keep it from wearing off. Dusting translucent face powder is also a handy option. Add eyebrows and other facial hair (as needed) and the latex mask is ready for use.
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