Wednesday, 19 August 2009
The base colour is a mixture of Yellow Oche, Burnt Sienna and Alizarin Crimson Acyilic diluted to a thick but runny wash with a dash of washing up liquid squirted in to make it stick to the plasticky Fimo. (Amazing - makes water paint stick to water-resistant plastic!)
The Promakers are used to apply smudged washes of delicate colour and slightly sickening shades of green, pink, yellow, etc. This gives depth and richness.
Sunday, 16 August 2009
Doll grade Fimo is pink, soft and easy to use. Cooked on gas mark 1/2 overnight, which is probably rather too long. They look good, but I am not sure how well they will paint, and more importantly whether they are too brittle when smacked into another puppets head!
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
A new video of how to make hands using Fimo is available here:
There is a similar setting modelling material that sets as an eraser - that is rubbery, but I have not tried that.