Hi there, We just cast a hand using Body Double Silk, but have now
realized that we need the positive/prop to be made of latex. Since we
have a negative silicone mold, what is the easiest way for us to get to a
plaster (hydrocal) negative mold to begin skinning with latex? We were
planning on doing a hydrocal positive, and then making a hydrocal neg from
that positive, but that's not something I've done before, and I don't
know if there's a better way, or anything I need to know to avoid
disasters. Does this make sense?
The final piece is a detailed
hand cast from an actor, which is larger than my hand.. I'll be wearing
it, giving it a look of loose skin, which the actor will be picking at
on the palm, until a prosthetic claw pokes through the skin. This is why
we decided latex would work better than silicone for the final, as it
stretches and tears in a more skin-like way..
Any ideas/thoughts/advice would be very much appreciated. Thanks!