I joined in the Art Doll Studio Challenge at CDA to recreate in clay one of the old Saturday Evening Post magazine covers.
What the heck was I thinking! I have never used any type of clay in my life for anything and now I had to make a figure....eeeeek!!!!
I made a promise to myself that this year I would try to use what I have in my stash and not buy any new supplies unless I absolutely had to. Luckily I had some flesh coloured FIMO that I bought a long time ago. I worked in out yesterday with my son that I must have bought it in 1994. It was as hard as a rock. After Googling I found a product to recondition the FIMO so it would be usable.
Pah! Who needs conditioner? After many hours of kneading that hard lump I managed to get it back to some sort of malleability. My son then suggested that I put it into a sealed container with a damp paper towel for a few days. So I did that and voila! Lovely soft FIMO.
I made the baby and then did the oven thing....hovering to make sure it didn't burn. Then I decided to paint the body. I was doing fine until I did the pink highlights. I grabbed some peach coloured paint that I thought might suit....except it was peach pearl. I only discovered that after it dried. Ooooops!
I didn't even know I owned any pearl paint. Sheesh! After a few attempts to dull it down I sorta gave up and went with it:)
Any way after much much swearing I somehow managed...even if I do say so myself...a pretty good representation of the magazine cover picture.
There is no fear that Michelangelo has any future competition though...LOL
p.s. When using FIMO do not wear a sweater or anything fluffy as FIMO is like a magnet to fluffyness. I thought I was seeing spots before my eyes until I realized that it was itty bitty bits of sweater fiber stuck into the FIMO.....ah well.