Thursday, October 18, 2007

Thorough Clean-up

I'm almost done with the carving. I've sent off photos to the designer, will be interesting to hear what she has to say. In researching the process of making a mold from this foam I have discovered that I will probably have to coat the whole thing with resin. Otherwise it's just too fragile and will come apart when the first mold is made. Since there will such a volume of castings (930) we'll need multiple molds. They wear out. Who knew?

So since resin has to have a dust-free environment looks like I've got a heavy duty cleaning session ahead of me.

Metal boxes done. Have to antique and varnish the last ones.


fleeboy said...

um. i's kinda' sleepy and when i sleepy i see more problems than solutions. it's beautiful though so maybe test the resin on a piece of testyfoam to make sure it doesn't harm it. in my misspent youth i set a lot of stuff on fire and put glue on styrofoam because of the fun way it melts. just don't want that to happen to your purdy. probably not very helpful. rambleramble.

MMComstock said...

This is wonderful, Robin. Is there no end to your talents? I think not! Wow.


Anonymous said...

You truly ARE amazing, Robin! This is lovely. I can't wait to see how it comes out in the end. Your visions amaze me!


CMC said...

I like this, Robin...........I can see it transferred to a painting, not in it's entireity but as an inspiration.

Martha Marshall said...

Wow, Robin - this is great as is. Hope all goes well with it.