Thursday, January 24, 2008

Sculpture progress

TODAY'S IMPORTANT LESSON: Don't make Sculpey sculpture too big for your oven!
Sculpey needs to cure at 275 degrees for 15 minutes per 1/4" of thickness.
I'd cooked Amy's skull by itself at first, with a bare armature wire to support her famous beehive hairstyle, which was to be last. I then crafted a headless body for her, and cooked that, no problem.
When all parts came together, she and her towering hair were too tall for my oven! And she couldn't lie down, because then her long hair wouldn't hang correctly. She ended up on a slant in large pot, wedged in between mini-bread-loaf tins....I did have some breakage-- some hair, one foot and one hand--which will have to be redone.
And I couldn't stop myself from applying some preliminary paint to her face!
(By the way, the pole will eventually be a microphone stand.)
Some sculpture inspirations:

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