Making a silicone mold of gauze…. FAIL

I think I’ll post my failures as well as my successes. Here’s a tip that you can file under “Had to learn the hard way…” The character I’m sculpting has a fabric over his eyes, so i thought I’d skip a step and just make a mold of his head with a thick piece of gauze around his head.

Bad idea. Silicone, as we all know, goes into every little hole, so a pourous fabrice like gauze is a bad idea. The silicone pretty much enveloped the guaze. The only plus side is that I was making a waste mold, and the head was perfect, just minus the cloth look over his eye. Maybe this is the Sculpting Gods telling me not to take shortcuts and just sculpt the darn fabric myself. I need the practice anway.