Of fables and fairy tales, fiction and fantasy, one of a kind hand sculpted creations come to life.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Primed and ready to paint
This angel fairy doesn't get hair, the instructions call for a grooved line to be drawn around the face. The top of the head gets painted orange like a little cap. I wanted a more 3 dimensional look, so I rolled some LaDoll paper clay very thin into a circle. I put a thick rubber band around the face for a border, from the top of the forehead to the chin. I trimmed one end of my clay with a scalpel for a nice sharp edge. I butted the cut edge up against the rubber band and folded the excess towards the back of the head, pinching darts in place and cutting off the extra clay. The result gives you a perfectly formed little skull cap which will give the head a little more dimension. Next, I gave all the parts a final sanding and primed everything with Liquitex Acrylic Heavy Body white paint, it serves to smooth everything out even further and acts like a coat of Gesso. At this point my angel is ready to be painted.