Don’t let Liquid Latex Ever Freeze!

Liquid latex rubber is lauded as a versatile mold making and casting material. Apart from its widespread usage for making masks, props and other rubber skin products, liquid latex is also the material of choice to duplicate architectural details or to cast plaster, polyester resin and urethane parts. It enjoys great popularity as a special effects makeup product too.

What has won liquid latex scores of patrons is its exceptional strength, tenacity and durability. To add to this, latex also proves to be flexible and is quite inexpensive compared to other materials of the same realm.

However, latex users always need to keep in mind that latex should never be allowed to freeze. In fact, frozen latex is rendered useless and should be discarded. There is no scope of thawing or heating prior to use. So, carefully handle your liquid latex during severe cold spells and store it safely in a sufficiently warm environment (around 72°F / 23°C).

Therefore, when you order your stock of liquid latex rubber during the freezing winter months (whether from EnvironMolds or any other distributor), it has to be shipped to deliver the very next day. This means that you have to select the overnight air shipping option for next day delivery. It will increase the freight cost but guarantees that the liquid latex rubber will reach you in good condition just as you wanted!

Check Out EnvironMolds’ New Life Casting Instruction Manual

For all those artists who have been struggling to make realistic life cast reproductions of the human body, there’s some good news in store. EnvironMolds has just launched a new life casting instruction book on how to create front torso castings from live models.

Penned by Ed McCormick himself, ‘How to Create a Front Torso Casting’ is a 48 page manual with step-by-step instructions on everything from the materials required for making a front torso life cast to the requisite pre-molding and pre-casting preparations. The book will guide you through the minutiae of how to prepare the model and how to apply the mold making material and finish it off with plaster bandages. You will understand the intricacies of demolding the mold from the model’s body and then making the final cast using plaster or silicone rubbers. Once you learn how to finish the casting, a beautifully artistic front torso casting will await your eyes!

Apart from the life casting tutorial, this helpful guide also contains useful information about how to find, hire and work with life casting models. Compensation suggestions and a bonus model release form are also included in the book. You can easily check out the e-book on the ArtMolds blog before purchasing it for $19.95 from Amazon or MagCloud.

The book is especially useful for passionate life casters who find it difficult to attend EnvironMolds’ life casting workshops