Coraline Button Eyes Makeup Part 3: Moulding

Part 3 arrives at last…a little redfaced and late for class but here none the less. Apologies for the lengthy delay but I am back in the house.

It has been a crazy month of working & vacationing in Texas with my family as well as finally getting a new computer (yay) which can actually render hi-def video and not crash taking a weeks worth of editing with it! Ouch.

Plus, my kids are kind of like mini terminators in Toy Story T-Shirts…”they absolutely, positively will not stop”…ever!  Still, as promised, please see below the third installment of the Coraline makeup process.  The next one (part 4: casting in gelatine) will be shorter and the application (part 5 – the final one) is gonna be juicy.  Now that I have kit that can handle the editing, I can get these out much quicker.

If you like what I did – and even if you didn’t – then please let me know.  You will help me get better at helping you, sorta thing.  *Group hug*

Happy carbon-fibre-ing (fibering)

All material, images and text © Stuart Bray 2011

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9 Responses to Coraline Button Eyes Makeup Part 3: Moulding

  1. Hannah Keech says:

    Hi Stuart,

    That was BRILLIANT!!! thank you so much, all your tutorials are so helpful and im going to use them in classes with my New Level 4 students! they are going to love seeing your work!!

    CANNOT WAIT to see you on the 13th, 14th, and 15th for your prosthetic training course! in soooooo excited!

    Again- fantsatic work as aways!


  2. joe says:

    Of course – the time is the expensive bit – that`s why SFX Artist can pull through 😉

    Thanks, looking forward to the next parts!

  3. joe says:

    really? For the whole project incl. resin but without the plaster head?
    Can`t believe that it`s just ~£50

    • Stuart says:

      It’s £125 for a 5kg kit of carbon fibre with the 1kg gelcoat, and I used about 1.2kg of it for the mould & core, plus a bit of silicone for the core mould. Admittedly I always keep a lot of stuff in bulk because it’s what I do, but the amount I used was about £50 worth.

      The time is the expensive bit, but like I said you could do the same thing using plaster & alginate instead for a much cheaper alternative.

  4. joe says:

    Do you know how much money you`ve spent with this project?
    Those molds are shurely not cheap…

    • Stuart says:

      Hi Joe
      I estimate material costs to be about £30 for the carbon fibre and maybe another £15 -20 on silicone, plaster bandage and other bits.

      Remember these are professional grade moulds which can be used for many, many casts…you could substitute the material I am using for a good quality dental stone for similar results and it would cost less but you would have to wait for the stone to dry and it may not give as good edges.

  5. Rita Bonnici says:

    Thanks Stuart for all the tips…. amazing work ,well done and keep up the good work! Thanks again

  6. Neil says:

    Stuart, I have to say you are a blessing in disguise. I have wanted to learn prosthetic makeup effects for years now. Because the only way this could be done is through attending schools that are mostly situated south of me it’s been difficult. You have given me and possibly many other would be makeup artists the life line they need by creating this distance learning program. I applaud you so much for doing this. Please keep the lessons coming – they are absolutely fantastic!!!

  7. Dennis Roberts says:

    Always very interesting, thank you. /dennis

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