I have “completed” three new casts in the past few days: here are three angel figure casts almost finished. Of course some further detailing is still needed, and presentation/display is still to be determined. But I am happy to have come this far on a tricky project.
Here is the full three angel figure cast, made from a specialized strong plaster. The photo at right shows the piece out of the mold, the photo on the left has the final colors. I have added a clear coat of a protective sealant and reinforced some areas on the back side, where the plaster was a bit thin. Now I have partially enclosed the work for safer storage and viewing. It is not framed for hanging, just protected by a sturdy double frame “box”.
I have also completed two resin casts of individual figures from this three angel figure mold. This was an experiment for me, and got a bit complicated. I used two different techniques to isolate the far left and the far right figures in the mold, in order to cast them in clear resin.
I used some additional pigment for the right figure, my beseeching angel, rubbing in a little “shimmer violet” in a few spots, and using more black pigment. As you can see below, the lighting in the studio effects the colors in the photo. You can see the warmer yellow tint in the upper left of the photos, but that is not present in the actual work.
What do you think of the “deckle” edge created more or less accidentally? I prefer the result with the first technique, which I used with the left, long haired, figure. The edge for the second, beseeching angel, should be similar after further (painful) cleanup, but I don’t think it worked quite as well. I find both techniques problematic!