Sunday, 22 February 2009
At long last!
Yey... at long last we are so near the end. Bet you wish you hadn't started!
Anyway, the next step is to make up little bits of colour with your left over liquid fimo we coloured earlier in the day. Plus a tiny little bit of yellow. I've just done these colours on the paper next to the cauldron.
Start to dab a little bit of each colour here and there. They will all blend into each other and will look better than just one colour of green. Then bake for the last time. Bake for about half an hour now because you need to give the whole pot a good bake through. Remember we filled the pot with fimo earlier and it will be quite thick, hence why the last bake should be long.
Also ignore your husband that endlessly goes on about all the wasted electricity while you left it empty all day with the actual cauldron on your desk. Or your wife for that matter. Both moan lots so just simply ignore while thinking, but not saying you couldn't agree more!
Then give your bubbling mixture a coat of varnish. I would suggest the polymer clay varnishes.
The makers of fimo do a brilliant one called Eberhard Faber Gloss laquer. It's the one with the red lid and will make it nice and shiny. Or you could use their other version which is water soluble and has a blue lid. This will also give a shine but not as high as the red lidded pot.
I can't remember what or why but some varnished react with polymer so its always best to use one specified for the product.
If like me you have made a little bit of a mess on your cauldron with all this painting and baking you can always tidy it up using paint like we did at the start of this tutorial. I'll tidy mine up in the morning and hopefully post some finished pictures tomorrow night... but...
I'm going out for dinner tomorrow with my family so may not get time. Hurray for meals out (and pudding). I so hate cooking and it's lovely to think there shall be no washing up. Then as usual every Sunday night have a fab and filthy rugby kit to wash. I so hate muddy sundays!