Thursday, May 27, 2010
I hope the pictures I post here are helpful to you. I know it's different to see the sculpt in progress, and see what they look like as wet (unbaked) clay. It was always helpful to me. Much of what I share here will be pictures. Time doesn't allow for lengthy, wordy tutorials, as I've got a young baby around...and several other children that keep me busy. I'll let my booklets give you the detailed descriptions and processes. Thanks for your support and I hope you enjoy this blog. =)
Posted by Apryl at 12:19 PM
sand paper I use. I start with 320 grit and work my way to 1000 or so. I have up to 1500 left over from when I used to make jewelry and barrettes. I usually don't make my sculpt THAT slick...they'd be glass-like. But, one pack of this paper lasts forever!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Janine, from Foxtail Creek Studio! Janine, I'll see if I can find your email, if not, please contact me so I know which booklet set you'd like and where to send it to. Thanks for playing along. I've got more tips and pics for everyone coming right up!
Posted by Apryl at 8:59 AM
Friday, May 14, 2010
Hello there Sculptors and Fairy Aficionados!
Thanks for stopping by the new Making Fairies Blog. This first give away is for the Fairy Booklet set of your choice (Series 1, 2, or 3).
All you have to do to enter is:
1) Become a follower of this blog
2)Leave a comment on this post, and tell my what kinds of things you'd like to learn more about on this blog or future booklets.
That's it! This give away ends Tuesday, May 18. Winner will be announced on May 19th, in honor of my husband's birthday. Winner will be selected using this Randomizer.
Thanks for stopping by!
Posted by Apryl at 11:04 PM
Thursday, May 13, 2010
I've finished sculpting the top half of Kyle and I've heat set him with a heat gun, to just bake the top a bit. His tummy is still soft clay, for blending into his leg clay. I've handled his armature so much, I'll need to rewrap that leg.
It's normal for the sculpts to be pretty lumpy at this state. I'll smooth him well just before baking and then sand him a bit, but he'll be mostly smooth already.