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Sorry for the lack of daily things for you guys to look at. Been very busy helping with a house needing some remodeling. Other than that, been trying to figure out a complication in the wall mount. It will be available soon, that much I can guarantee. I have one head that is pretty close to ready for photos. 

Tuesday Terror!

Today’s Tuesday Terror is based on myself.

This happened around the year 2011. I was trying my hand at slush casting. 

I had a resin from a nearby materials garage, and was mixing my part A to part B. 

As I stirred, I got a little eager, I suppose you could say, and as I stirred, a little glorp of the liquid jumped up from my cup, between my safety glasses and my face and RIGHT into my eye. At that point, I was lucky I wasn’t mixing too much resin (more on too much resin next week), so I quickly abandoned the resin, and moved to the sink, where I ran water over my open eyeball for the next 20 minutes to about half an hour. 

Moral of this story: Beginners should ALWAYS wear thorough safety equipment! Safety glasses just aren’t enough sometimes. Goggles will do you much good.

Possible future premade.

Possible future premade.

onequaintdinosaur asked: Hello there! I'm curios about what type of clay you use for your sculpts before casting. Is it something similiar to chavant clay? Also, I would like to compliment your work. Its really professional and highly inspirering :).

Hello! 

Firstly, thank you so much for your kind compliments! 

Second: I tend to use plastiline clay. The brand I originally bought is called “Jolly King”. It’s a material that never dries, and becomes more flexible with heat. Though, for certain things, I am warming up to carving out of hard wax. 

Canine Skull Mask up for Auction!

clockworkcreature:

We are now taking offers on this head, auction-style! See below for details!

Minimum Bid: $ 1100.00

High Bidder: no one yet!

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This is a realistic canine skull mask made by Clockwork Creature! The mask is made of durable cast polyurethane resin, covered in a high-quality faux fur, with a…

Feature Friday!
Today I wanna show off Mostlymade’s work. These devils will hopefully be available for limited purchase soon, so keep an eye out! I absolutely LOVE the texture on the surface of that skull. REALLY nice. REALLY wish I could get one for myself!!

Feature Friday!

Today I wanna show off Mostlymade’s work. These devils will hopefully be available for limited purchase soon, so keep an eye out! I absolutely LOVE the texture on the surface of that skull. REALLY nice. REALLY wish I could get one for myself!!

un-doodles:

There was no “workspace wednesday” because of a newly acquired house that desperately needs some demolition, so you get a sort of two-in-one today!

Thing on my desk Thursday! 

The wall mounts are coming along!! Hope to take one home soon and put a mask on it to show you what it looks like. ;) 

Tuesday Terror!

As promised, this week, we are going to speak about GLOVES!!!

Gloves gloves gloves. 

Magical things. 

In fact, when researching through materials, there are sometimes warnings! Some gloves are made from materials that will not withstand certain chemical reactions.

Nitrile rubber gloves are a good example of a brand of gloves that are more protective than latex. 

Let me give an example as to WHY it is important to wear gloves while handling certain materials*. 

A friend of mine can no longer work with urethane resins. 

Several years ago, she was working with the material, and got a small spill on the skin of her arm. Acting quickly, she made her way to the sink and washed with soap and water for several minutes. 

Not long after, a “ivy-like” rash appeared around the area. This rash came back from time to time for a small while, before she formed a hypothesis. Perhaps it was the exposure to the resin. 

Sure enough, testing this out, as she came into close proximity to the materials, the rash returned. 

These days, she cannot so much as smell a hint of the urethane without getting similar reactions around her body. 

She developed a serious allergy. 

Lesson 1: When exposed to raw uncured Urethane Resin, IMMEDIATELY wash area with mineral spirits. Washing area with soap and water at later times is encouraged. 

Lesson 2: ALWAYS wear protective gloves. 

*Especially when handling: Resins, apoxys, silicons (includes caulk), and foams. 

This is why I never ever want to see a youtube tutorial on casting things without gloves ever again. It makes me so angry. If you ever plan on taking the position of a mentor, you have to take ALL the precautions, because you cannot count on your pupils to be as well informed as you. You will literally pass on your bad habits to uninformed folks, and people get seriously injured from misinformation. 

You have to take all the precautions, even if it seems silly. It can save lives. 

All that said: I’m lucky I’m not blind in my right eye. God musta seen me outta the corner of His….

clockworkcreature:

Hey! Guess what? This customizable skull mask will be up for auction starting Saturday, September 13th! The auction will start at just $1000!
Ki has just put the finishing touches on this lovely thing, but we could add more for the winner of the auction! Available customizations* will include eyes, airbrushing, gore effects, jewelry, long hair/fur accents, and maybe even LEDs!
*for an additional fee
This particular mask is a bit on the small/narrow side, so it will best fit smaller heads - probably 22-23 inches around, and narrower faces. 

clockworkcreature:

Hey! Guess what? This customizable skull mask will be up for auction starting Saturday, September 13th! The auction will start at just $1000!

Ki has just put the finishing touches on this lovely thing, but we could add more for the winner of the auction! Available customizations* will include eyes, airbrushing, gore effects, jewelry, long hair/fur accents, and maybe even LEDs!

*for an additional fee

This particular mask is a bit on the small/narrow side, so it will best fit smaller heads - probably 22-23 inches around, and narrower faces. 

(via chiinacat)

aydenburd said: Not something I’d spend my limited money on, personally, even if I’d saved for the suit *shrug*

 A wall mount may seem like an unworthy item to you, but for someone who has a mask, you don’t want it sitting in a box. To properly care for and display a head, you either need a foam head stand on your desk or on a shelf, or some way to hang it. Seeing as I noticed a lot of folks set theirs on shelves, they tend to take up a lot of space. The idea here is to make a mount on a wall for the head to be out of the way, not taking up desk space (for makers) or out on display (for owners/commissioners) to look at. 

These are also not exclusively for suit owners. They can be bases for art, or Halloween decorations. I never mentioned a price, and in comparison to the price of just a head/mask, these will be extremely reasonable.

I appreciate your opinion, however, I specifically asked for the interested parties only.

Thanks for your time

-K

For those who are interested in this wall mount as an item, please reblog or comment on this post: 

http://kierstinlapatka.tumblr.com/post/96981712540/poll-of-interest