Textile artist goes shopping!

What more may you need except a needle and thread when to create textile art?

Here’s a checklist:
1. 36 rolls plaster bind
2. 5 tubes of Construction silicone
3. 6 bottles sealing foam
4. Latex gloves
5. Vaseline
6. Plastic cover
7. Carpet knife
8. Drilling machine with 10 mm drill
9. Epoxi resin

For the cast I used 30 rolls plaster bind. The mold was made in two parts, one front and one rear. When the plaster dried, and the model had gone home, I smeared silicone on the inside of the plaster molds. 5 tubes was just enough.
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After one day when the silicone had dried, it was time to join the two halves together. I did this with the 6 rolls plaster binds left over from the cast. I hung up the molds between two chairs so that they would line up with each other. I left openings at regular intervals in order to later inject the sealing foam.
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But the sealing foam did not swell up enough. Maybe because there was not enough air inside the mold …  When the sealing foam had dried, I could see that it lacked quite a bit towards the back part.
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I solved it by drilling a number of holes in the top (the back) with a 10 mm drill where I could fill the sealing foam straight above. Overall I used 6 bottles of sealing foam.

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Now THIS is what I´m talking about! Now I am waiting with bated breath to remove the plaster! Yiieehaaa!!!