Molding and Casting a Ball-Jointed Unicorn Doll

$95.90

In this course, you will learn all about the process of creating silicone molds and making resin castings. We will go over some of the equipment used in this process including a vacuum chamber and a pressure pot. And I’ll share with you what you definitely need, and what you probably don’t.

I’ll teach you how to prepare your doll for the molding process and also talk about things to keep in mind when you are sculpting your doll as well so it will be easier to create casting duplicates.

I’ll show you how to create silicone molds for your doll from paperboard boxes and modeling clay. I’ll show you how to create vents so the resin fills the mold properly, and lay out your doll pieces in a way that will conserve the most silicone and resin. I’ll teach you what I do to avoid air bubbles and how to get great castings.

We’ll also go over how to dye your resin for a lifelike color, and also talk about some options for painting the resin doll you create.

In our bonus class, I’ll go over the process of how to adjust a sculpted head so it can hold a magnetic cap and removable eyes. In past classes, we’ve taught you how to create a BJD with a hook in the head cap. In this bonus class, I’ll show you how it is done having your S hook meet in the doll’s neck so the head plate is easy to remove when you change out the eyes and restring your doll.

If you have been interested in learning to make castings of your dolls in resin, this is the course for you!

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In-Depth Instructions

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What You Will Learn

Class 01:

  • Making boxes to shape and build the molds

Class 02:

  • Finishing up with our first box and starting the torso mold

Class 03:

  • Finishing the torso mold

Class 04:

  • Unboxing the molds and starting to make the other halves of our molds

Class 05:

  • Making the molds for the limbs

Class 06:

  • Finishing the limb molds

Class 07:

  • Unboxing the molds and cleaning the edges of the molds

Class 08:

  • Finishing the molds we were working on and mixed and poured the resin

Class 09:

  • Demolding the resin casting of the dolls, finishing up

BONUS

  • BONUS CLASS: Adjust a sculpted head so it can hold a magnetic cap and removable eyes

Open Facebook Group to students of this course:
Curious Mondo: Molding and Casting a BJD Unicorn

Time table:
9 hours

Level:
Basic / Intermediate / Advanced

Target market:
Sculptors, art dolls artists, anyone who loves sculpting or want to start a new hobby or career.

Main objective:
Learn how to create silicone molds of a ball jointed doll and how to mix, dye, and pour the resin for casting.

Prerequisite:
A sculpted Ball-jointed doll, for example the doll created in the How to Sculpt a Unicorn Girl Ball-Jointed Doll course.

Additional information

Language

English

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