Eden Carnes of mammalfeathers.com
I know that you use glass beads for your eyes, I love the effect. I was wondering tho, what sort of paint you used on them for the pupils? Acrylic does not stick to glass in any permanent way, so I was thinking some sort of enamel?As far as I understood from your tut, you make tubes (?) before adding feet and hands, you mean just sculpey tubes as a base... baking and then adding the feet and hands proper?Your work is beautiful! I frankly wish that handmade art once again finds its way into animation. Thinking of creating some stop motion puppets, so any other recommendations you have are welcome!
Thank you, emily~Yes to the tubes question - you can rebake Sculpey with no trouble - though I wait until it is cooled before putting it back in the oven - and haven't really baked something more than two-three times... I try to use the same blend of Sculpey when I rework over baked material.I paint the glass with acrylics and inks~ I'm just extra extra careful when I add the glosses - once those are dry they hold the paint in place - never had a problem. Thanks again~!As for stop motion puppets - I'd suggest going to see how they created the dolls for The Nightmare Before Christmas~ armature wire is wonderful stuff - but I wouldn't put it the test for months and months of posing... the built ball and joint armatures - to deal with the kind of wear they would be suffering..I've thought if I ever did stop motion - that I'd add the pupils in later - save on having to adjust the eyes... work on way or the other, eh?Best of luck - and have fun~!
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