Painting

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Brushing a darker tone into the details and rubbing away the excess🖌 ..Pro tip: I save my old T-shirt’s to cut up and reuse as paint rags. Paper towels rip and leave annoying fibers behind, but old T-shirt’s don’t 👕✂️👚

Posted by Rachel De Urioste Art on Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Brushing a darker tone into the details and rubbing away the excess 🖌

I save my old T-shirt’s to cut up and reuse as paint rags. Paper towels rip and leave annoying fibers behind, but old T-shirt’s don’t.

Opening a mold 🌤️🌥

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Opening a mold ☀️🌤⛅️🌥.Just finished casting all the core forms for this double cast toy. Colorways will be pink and purple, with lots of sparkles. Stay tuned ✨

Posted by Rachel De Urioste Art on Monday, February 11, 2019

Just finished casting all the core forms for this double cast toy. Colorways will be pink and purple, with lots of sparkles. Stay tuned!

Pouring Silicone

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Pouring the second half of a mold. 🌊I mix the silicone twice, transferring it into a clean cup to get a thorough mix. Not pictured, I use a vacuum chamber to pull air out of the silicone before pouring. I’ll be pressure casting later, so this step is important. Casting under pressure crushes trapped air, forcing resin into tiny details, allowing clear resin to cure bubble free. If any bubbles are left in the mold, pressure casting will cause it to deform wherever there are voids. Science magic! 🔮

Posted by Rachel De Urioste Art on Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Pouring the second half of a mold. I mix the silicone twice, transferring it into a clean cup to get a thorough mix. Not pictured, I use a vacuum chamber to pull air out of the silicone before pouring. I’ll be pressure casting later, so this step is important. Casting under pressure crushes trapped air, forcing resin into tiny details, allowing clear resin to cure bubble free. If any bubbles are left in the mold, pressure casting will cause it to deform wherever there are voids. Science magic!

Painting Stardust

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Adding subtle paint details: thin washes of gold, silver, red, purple, and blue. The new ghost chameleon pigment I’m using looks different depending on how the light hits it. It’s transparent, showing the most dramatic color shifts when layered over black. With just the chameleon paint, the details were hard to see, so I’m also adding lighter areas with tinted metallics to create greater depth. 

Adding subtle paint details: thin washes of gold, silver, red, purple, and blue. 🎨🖌

Posted by Rachel De Urioste on Tuesday, October 30, 2018

How to make a planet with a ring system

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 The planet itself is a premade wood sphere. I made a pattern for the ring system out of chip board, checking the size and fit against the sphere. After sculpting the rings out of clay, I made a mold and pressure cast translucent purple tinted resin with laser glitter. The cast is stretchy for the first few hours after casting, allowing me to fit it precisely on the planet. The planet was painted with a supershift chameleon pigment that looks different depending on how the light hits it. 

Stardust Dreamer

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Painting silver/gold accents on this Stardust Dreamer. All those dreamy lumps and bumps. This step takes hours.

Painting silver/gold accents on this Stardust Dreamer. 🌓All those dreamy lumps and bumps.⚡️This step takes hours.

Posted by Rachel De Urioste on Tuesday, August 21, 2018
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