My three angel figure cast is out of the mold today. I extracted it very carefully this afternoon.
This is the first full cast from this new silicone mold, and I used Hydrocal plaster for it. The result is quite large and heavy, and it is still quite damp and fragile. The cast will harden up and get fairly sturdy over the next week or so.
This is just the unveiling; you can see the plaster cast on the table to the left, and the mold to the right. Much of the pigment stayed in the mold. I like the fine detail in the plaster, but I lost much of the black pigment, and the white plaster turned my red ochre a bit too pink for my taste!
I will refine this cast, adjust the pigment, and clean up the edges over the next few days, as the plaster continues to dry out. The pigment used in this cast is considerably different from my original paperclay sculpture. I plan to make the next cast in a pigmented clear resin, which will give another very different result, I think. There are quite a few options for further adventures with my three angel figure cast from this mold.
After Some Touch Up
I will do a bit more work on this, but have completed a first touch up, reducing the pink, accentuating some features, and repairing a damaged corner. But what I will do with this piece once it is fully cured and detailed? It can be mounted and framed, but then what? I need to find a good home for it! I think these angel figures deserve better than a storage closet…