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Make your own plaster face cast..... by melesmeles-faber Make your own plaster face cast..... by melesmeles-faber
Revised DIY facecast from March 2012.....


I failed to mention in the tutorial :) if you have hair be careful to protect it from the plaster!!!! I've seen on the internet and been told that a bathing cap can be used for this. They are very elastic.
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La-Clover Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much, this is awesome tutorial! *_*
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melesmeles-faber Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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tobi-2012 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Okay, I just have a question.
You said not to use this tutorial if you have sensitive skin. My skin is more sensitive to mint (most facial masks).
Should I be okay using this? Because I know my skin doesn't react to anything else except for the mint.
Thank you!
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melesmeles-faber Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I am not a dermatologist, you should maybe get medical advice on this!!!!!


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:icontobi-2012:
tobi-2012 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you for getting back to me!
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:iconmelesmeles-faber:
melesmeles-faber Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sorry I can't give a clearer reply!
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tobi-2012 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh no, it's alright!
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melesmeles-faber Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:)
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MalteseLizzieMcGee Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
Do you think it would be safe to use this method for a full head cast?
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melesmeles-faber Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It can be done.  Just really protect your hair, and vaseline on your skin and eyebrows, and someone plastering and cutting you out who you can trust!

My girlfriend did my head and shoulders twice: melesmeles-faber.deviantart.co…  and   melesmeles-faber.deviantart.co…

I've done it also once on my own (just the head and neck),  melesmeles-faber.deviantart.co…   and melesmeles-faber.deviantart.co…    I strongly don't recommend doing it on your own.....I was slightly hysterical near the end......   Video of this : youtu.be/4pDpizRMRYw


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MalteseLizzieMcGee Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you 
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:iconmelesmeles-faber:
melesmeles-faber Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Absolutely no problem!;)
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Anoiksis Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awsome, this was just what I've beel looking for :D now to find some plaster bandage and someone who isnt too scared to help me. Thanks alot!
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melesmeles-faber Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Good! :) Just be careful with your hair though, and don't mix plaster bandage into it!!!!!!!:(

And the vaseline on the skin and eyebrows is mighty important!!!!

:)
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Anoiksis Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Will do that :D And I love my hair so I'll be sure to get it out of the way properly XD thanks.
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melesmeles-faber Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:) No problem!
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Silverfang98 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
-raises paw- Definantly use vasaline. I know from expirience why you do.
If you don't you risk ripping off facial hair, or, like I accidentaly did, you'll get plaster stuck on your eyelashes, and when you go to whack it off, it falls in and is VERY dangerous.
Great tutorial though!
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melesmeles-faber Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Agreed! And thank you!:) Eyelashes sounds nasty....:(
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Silverfang98 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No prob! Yea, but I got to get picked up from class so I could take a shower to wash it ou of my eye XD
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SinisterBabe Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This tutorial is amazing!
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melesmeles-faber Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:) Just be very careful with plaster!
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SinisterBabe Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I will do my best :)
Is there a specific type of medical plaster brand that you recommend?
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melesmeles-faber Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are in the USA, so I'm not sure what you have there!

I used 'Biplatrix' plaster bandages by BSN Medical......They have an Amercan website, but I can't find the product....[link]

Here is what I used : [link]

Amazon have other brands on offer......
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SinisterBabe Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow thank you! :D
I'll take a look and let you know if I find a US distributor in case others ask you.
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melesmeles-faber Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OK Thank you! But remember you can try other brands too!
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SinisterBabe Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I found some other brands. Let's see if one of them works :)
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melesmeles-faber Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OK!!:)
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PaperJack93 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
how do you protect hair from the plaster? I got long hair :(
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melesmeles-faber Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I've seen on the internet and been told that a bathing cap can be used for this. They are very elastic. My girlfriend's got very long hair and she says she would be able to get it all under a bathing cap.......
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GlassLipsFullOfLies Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student General Artist
so helpful! where would you recommend buying the medical plaster if you live in the US?
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melesmeles-faber Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I live in europe, so I can't really recommend where to buy these bandages in the USA. I've used art shop stuff before on the skin and it has caused no problems, the only problem being it is rather expensive price wise.... The bandages I used here in the tutorial, came through my girlfriend who is a vet.......

It might be worth going to your pharmacy to see the price of this stuff or better still try the internet. (And use the pharmacy prices to compare prices with what you might find on the internet)
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GlassLipsFullOfLies Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student General Artist
ah, okay. thank you!
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:iconmortymere:
Mortymere Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
Thank you very much sir! Helped me a lot + very nicely done = applause :)
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melesmeles-faber Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Bows in response to the applause....:)
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beautifulmishap Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
definitely trying this over the summer. thanks for the awesome walkthrough.
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melesmeles-faber Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:)
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sorayuki Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
really good! One day I'll try this one! (:
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melesmeles-faber Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :) Just remember to be careful, and look at the warnings above!!
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Mortymere Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
yup, i was stupid enough not to look on the warnings (the part with bathing cap, to be specific), but hey, I always wanted to try how does it feel to be bold, no? xD
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melesmeles-faber Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I hope you achieved something with it! You didn't stick plaster bandages to your hair???
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Mortymere Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Well... I kinda did -.-" (i know it was stupid - i relied only on wet hair [I hoped they wouldn't get stuck in the bandages - they did]). But my hair is more less back to normal so I'm about to make another attemp (with bathing cap this time xD).
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melesmeles-faber Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Good but BE careful! Best not do it alone either have someone nearby you can trust!
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Mortymere Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
I'll try to keep this warning in mind and let you know how it went ;)
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melesmeles-faber Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:)
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sorayuki Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Got it! :D
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