Getting ideas for Abstract Expressionism Look for doodles that are nonobjective, Drawings that do not depict anything. If you do not doodle, draw symbols that represent your personality, anger, frustration, etc.
Ideas Nonobjective Not pictorial Use more than one, combine doodles
Ideas Anything that you doodle is abstract expressionistic.
Ideas These doodles are moments of self expression.
Making the clay mold You must have both positive and negative space.
Clay Mold What is positive in the clay will be negative in the plaster.
Clay Mold What is negative in the clay will be positive in the plaster.
Clay Mold The mold should be an inch or more thick so it does not dry out.
Clay Mold Make sure that areas that are cut in the clay are clean so it is picked up by the plaster. No undercuts.
Clay Mold Whether positive or negative you can not have undercuts.
Measuring chip board For the sides of the mold you will use chipboard. Measure the highest point of the clay mold and add 2 inches.
Making the side of mold Make sure you cut board straight.
Secure the mold Use masking tape to secure the mold to the casting area.
Sides of mold Make sure the clay meets the sides of chip board.