5 Breaking Down the Sculpture

Key Points

  • Tools and materials
  • Releases and sealers
  • Making the negative mold
  • Keys, flashing, and cutting edge
  • Types of molds


Breaking down the sculpture is the process of determining the way a complex makeup must be separated for mold making and preparing it properly for the mold-making process. Not all makeup sculpture will need to be broken down, but molds will always have to be made, and this chapter is all about preparing the sculpture for mold making and then making the molds. There are different types of molds, each with its own design concerns. I forget who told me this, and I apologize for not attributing the quote, but “Good molds aren’t made, they’re designed.”

Matthew Mungle

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