Friday, 24 April 2009
Prosculpt - My very first try - Pendant
Well, for quite a large part of the day i've squashed and squidged, rolled and stretched in an attempt to make a pendant.
This is a tree face pendant, although i have to say it's not turned out how i imagined.
Prosculpt is new to me and while i'm falling in love with it i'm having to learn how to work it, how to bake it and how to paint it.
So today i've been running tests with pastels, acylics and all manner of colouring materials. As usual i ended up with acrylics.
You would not believe how long its taken to make this tree face. This is the third attempt with the previous two not looking quite as good.
Prosculp is a beautiful clay, takes on wonderful details, holds its shape well and as far as i can tell is nice and strong. Plus if you imagine a small block of fimo costing around £1.60 and this massive block of prosculpt costing around £14.00 its superb value for money.
I would also imagine and please dont tell me off all you wonderful people that sculpt fabulous figures, but it would be good for all out floor tile and brick
problems. Because it keeps its shape well it would be wonderful for making tiles and bricks. Thats only my opinion though.
So above is the finished pendant. It looks fab when held on my chest and even my boys love it and want one too. So i think i'll have a go at making others and thinking of making troll faces and perhaps goblins and the like. Once i'm good at the prosculpt i think i'll make one pendant a week for sale with my regular miniatures. This will give me a bit of practise for when i have the courage to move onto a figure. Lord only knows how long it would take me to make a hand, never mind two. Perhaps all my figures can wear gloves... lol.