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My Keychain view 2 by archambers My Keychain view 2 by archambers
My index finger makes a wonderful keychain. Alginate mold cast with acrylic resin. It was as clear as ice when I first cast the resin but it has yellowed slightly.
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Given 2006-12-22
Acrylic resin as sculpture? My Keychain view 2 by ~archambers is an excellent example of precision with an alginate mold cast. A small but beautiful sculpture. ( Featured by alchemism )
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firestar0629 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
I like it! Kind of creepy, but cool! It looks neat yellowed like that.
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gummiemadness22 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
Nice, I wish I had a keychain just like that
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pkiser Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007
Hi! That's really interesting, I've only done a couple molds with plaster...can you tell me where to find alginate? or can u get it at like a hardware store?
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archambers Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007
I bought mine from a company called Accu-cast. They specalize in molding and life casting materials. They have very reasonable prices as well. If you do a search for "lifecasting" I'm sure you'll find a seller.
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ElviraVonNosferatus Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006
i had to look really close to realize it`s not condom shape :D
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Abu-Jamal Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006   Writer
Hmm... Pretty sure Freud would have a field day with this... ;)

'Tis cool.
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:iconarchambers:
archambers Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006
HA! Then he would give me a perscription for cocaine!
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Abu-Jamal Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006   Writer
Hahah! Freud, the butt of all jokes and scapegoat of psychiatry. No wonder, he was taught by a nose-amputator.
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Slytherin-Mongoose Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
It's the perfect Xmas present for Yakuza wannabe's!

Regarding the *other* casts you made, I can hear my sculpture teachers going "NO NO NO OMFG NO!!!" XP
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xXShunXx Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
Uhmm... I don't get it...
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:iconaurosan:
aurosan Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
I totally thought it was a dildo as well.
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:iconsharshar:
sharshar Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006   Interface Designer
At first, I thought it was a dildo. =O
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Girl-In-Glass Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
Cool idea.
Congrats on the DD.
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Jezzann Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
that is cool! it is a good way to keep your keys at the tip of your finger OHOHOHOHOOO~
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BalletBeachgirl25 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's a cool idea to customize your own key chain.
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FiruL33T Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
Very creative and useful for poking people or taking out some snots without feel culpability... And I'm being soft... Just becasue the ladies here... :lol:
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AndyGlamasaurus Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006   Artisan Crafter
I know it's been said but the yellowing does make it rather gruesome.
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DeadlyLace Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
hello i am yet another person who thought it wasa penis andwoza littlerelectent to clik on it, but it wasnt so all good. then i read the comments an yer thought it wozreally ur finger, which woulda been pretty kool, but also would start to smell after a while. any way really kool an i lokie it lotz
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kstill93 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
Wtf!?!?!
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Vicarious247 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
index LMAO
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:iconmkava:
mkava Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006   Traditional Artist
Awesome work. I'll have to see if I can find me some resin and alginate to see if I can pull this out. Congrats on the DD as well. Just plainly awesome work.
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archambers Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006
The resin produces very toxic vapors so I'd wait until you can do this outside. Also you shouldtry casting with plaster in the alginate before going to resin. It would help you get a feel for things.
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mkava Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the tips. But I don't think I'll have to worry about going outside. I was up all night taking pictures outside in a heavy shirt and jeans. Was great out. I live in Minnesota too, not even a foot of snow on the ground. Course, its only in the 20s...
I'll have to try this out, first plaster, then maybe resin. Once again, thanks for the tips and for replying.
Cheers.
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archambers Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2006
Well, as far as the temprature goes I believe the resin works best at about 65-75 F with low humidity. The cold might keep it from setting up properly. Summer or Spring would be the best time to resin cast unless you have something like an auto body shop with professional air vents to work in.
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mkava Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2006   Traditional Artist
Thanks again man, I really appreciate it. I haven't been able to see if I can even get my hands on some resin yet but I know the plaster is no problem. Maybe I'll have to wait till spring just for proper temperatures. This really does look like a great deal of fun just from the jokes that could be played with a fake thumb or finger. Or maybe even a foot if so lucky.
Thanks once more man. Best wishes.
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archambers Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
You might want to take a look at this resin cast as well. I believe it was done with plaster bandages. Read through the comments and you can find a few technical questions and answer.

[link]
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Deathlesss Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
How interesting. Gruesome, but still interesting.
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FiruL33T Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
What about HR GIGER...
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Deathlesss Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2006
What or who is HR GIGER?
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FiruL33T Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2006
Check it!!! You will love it! :nod: A video: [link]
Some of his artworks: [link]
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peterpaulgreco Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
at first, i thougth it was something else man! hahaha!
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danzr4ever Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I thought the same thing...
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:iconzookii:
Zookii Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
*twitch* great job, but so did i ^^;;
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Kiara-Valentine Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
OMG, I love this idea! :clap:
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amIokay Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
kinda kreepy.... :D
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x3Elisa Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006   Photographer
lol wow i thought it was a condom
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neubauten Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
...when Maurice said she had "given him the finger", he had meant something entirely different...

interesting (and sorta creepy) but no more unusual than keeping bronzed baby shoes or a friends foot in the freezer (did I type that out loud?)

congrats on the DD
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archambers Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006
HA ha!! I was thinking of making a cast of my foot today! I laughed out loud at your comment!

Thanks!
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PhoenixsAshes Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
It would be even cooler if you broke a chicen bone in hanf, put it on the end and cast it, that would make it loock all severed.
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yoboseiyo Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
that's awsome.
it looks almost real.
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Ins0line Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
Love it :]
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Spirit-Chase Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
How's anyone see a penis in this?
Idiots. o_o;

Anyways, nice finger! x)
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Tasimmet Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was one of the few that actually saw this as a finger when I first saw the thumbnail of it...

Very awesome! The detail is incredible, and actually I think the idea of having a finger keychain is pretty snazzy... you get to hold your own finger when you carry your keys! This thought amuses me for some reason ^_^

Also a neat memento for the future, you can watch any changes over time as they happen.

The yellowing effect actually adds a neat twist to it, but it would be cool to see a clear version if you manage to get your hands on some later on.
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archambers Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
Thankyouthankyouthankyou, for seeing that it was a finger!! :)

I have been thinking more of the yelowing effect and how it can really add an element of character to the piece in the same way planned oxidation of a metal sculpture can.

Thanks for the comments.
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Tasimmet Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree about the yellowing... while a nice clear one would be really pretty, very crystal-like in appearance I'd imagine... the yellow makes it very original. Every part has its own unique twinge of colour, and every piece you make will be different even if from the same mold.

And you're welcome ^_^
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diein Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
nicw sculp^^


@all who thougt it were a peni*:
i think you've never seen one before if you even mind comparing this to one.... : D
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blanqed Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
Haha wow I definitely thought that was something else...
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:iconarchambers:
archambers Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
Yes I have heard that many times!
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Fyrst-Garvin Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
brutal :)
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