This object is causing me a little bit of bother…So much so that I am currently making two different artefacts as I am not sure which one will turn out better!
The glass bottle cast (bottom) looked fantastic when I’d done it. It really picked up a lot of detail that the plaster missed out, although the plaster will be shined up hopefully to see if I can pour into it. I then decided on the top to cast the medal and the ribbon. I had to bend the medal to sit snuggly round the bottle which I felt a bit bad about. It is only a replica and I would never dream of doing it with the real thing, but still felt bad for doing it. I also attempted to create a silicone medal in a silicone mould. It was however not the outcome I wanted as annoyingly the release agent I have been using is wax based and leaves a matt finish. Hopefully I’ll be able to find something that has a clear finish about it.
As I remembered from my MA the Silastic (translucent silicone) doesn’t like the pink silicone as I tried casting into it but it stayed sticky.
When I demoulded the bottle I did a fast cast of it to mould leather round and then put it back in the original mould to do the top.
Looking forward to de- moulding…….!