I finished the latex mold today, and I went to the store for the Quikwall concrete mix for the final sculpture. The lion head should be finished in a few days, after the concrete has had time to cure.
Someone asked why I didn’t use silicone instead of latex, and there’s two reasons – first, the latex is somewhat less expensive (but still not cheap!) and second, latex is the type of mold that’s often used by people who make concrete garden art. I assume there must be a reason for that. I believe I read somewhere that it holds up well when concrete is poured into it many times. I only intend to make one or two lion heads, but you never know. 🙂
I apologize for the iffy focus on the video – my camera doesn’t work well so early in the morning.