My Breast Friends
My Breast Friends™
Created to capture the beauty of womanhood in all its glory, My Breast Friends will provide a stunning sculpture of the upper torso of the feminine form. Though categorized as an intermediate kit, My Breast Friends is easily accomplished by most beginners.
Our kit contains all the materials needed plus easy to follow instructions. It incorporate the latest methods for making an exceptional upper torso cast. You can count on the staff at ArtMolds to make certain that the materials are of the highest quality every time. The kit uses the alginate/plaster bandage technique. A single layer of MoldGel SloSet alginate captures the minutest details. A fiber is then embedded in the alginate to bond the support mold consisting of high quality plaster bandages. This allows for an accurate mold that casts without slippage.Casting The Mold
When the mold is removed from the model it is prepared for casting. The kit utilizes a hard casting stone known as CastRite. A thin layer is brushed in with a paint brush to eliminate air bubbles. When that layer has begun to set, a second layer of CastRite is poured in and smoothed into the mold using rubber-gloved hands. This layer is build up to about a 1/4-inch. A third layer of CastRite and chopped fiber glass (for extra strength) is then added. The final casting is about 1/2 to 3/4-inch thick.
Finishing the Cast
CastRite is a bright-white casting stone. A very pleasing work of art can be created by simply sealing the finished cast with a semi-gloss polyurethane varnish. Once dry several layers of Johnson's Paste Wax can be applied. The result is a very serviceable marble look. A more classic look of foundry bronze can be created using the ArtMold's Finishing kit which contains both a faux bronze finish and a light verdis green patina finish. Used alone or in combination a number of interesting finishes can be achieved.
Displaying Your Art Work
The torso cast makes a stunning wall hanging. Simply attach picture wire to the back by fraying the ends of picture wire about three inches up on both ends Fan the frayed wires out in a circle. Using a small about of CastRite fix the wire to the rear of the torso completely covering the frayed wire ends. Allow 24-hours to dry.
You may also choose to display your torso as a free standing piece using a marble base. Fix a 1/2-inch diameter by 4 four long piece of copper pipe to the back of the torso using CastRite. Let the pipe protrude from the bottom about a foot. Drill a 1/2-inch hole in the marble base and fix the pipe in the hole with two-part epoxy.My Breast Friends Kit contains:
- MoldGel alginate-based mold powder
- CastRite casting stone
- MoldEZ - skin and mold release
- Plaster Bandages
- Faux mohair to bond MoldGel to plaster bandage
- Rubber gloves
- Sand paper
- Drop cloth