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Latex Mask - How to Make Your Own Face into a Latex Monster Mask? Section 3

 
Latex Monster Mask Tutorial Section 3: Steps 10-15
Step 10:
Because latex masks are made from plaster moulds, we will need to first cast the face in a material that is malleable. We also want to make some gruesome changes so we will need to create a copy of the face in clay. For that we will melt down some oil-based clay and pour it into the mould. As you melt it you will want to make sure it is sufficiently hot to pour. Our clay melts to a pourable consistency at around 200-degrees F. Some of the Chavant clays melt very well, too. Be very careful, though, when melting clay—it can get dangerously hot and cause severe burns. Never exceed 220-degrees F.
Step 11:
After about 10 minutes the clay will build up sufficiently in the mould and we pour out the excess. We have deposited about a half-inch thickness in the mould that will work fine.
Step 12:
After the clay is completely cool (you can refrigerate the mould or submerge it in cold water), we can begin to demould.
Step 13:
The clay comes out very easily. No mould release is necessary. Keep in mind that the mould is usually destroyed in the process so you cannot reuse it.
Step 14:
Here is the finished clay copy. Any imperfections can be easily removed. In the case of making a monster mask we can’t really have enough defects, so we will be adding a generous amount of exciting new flaws! Muuaahhaahaha!
Step 15:
Here is the clay all cleaned up and ready for damage.
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