Now I have at long last found you. I missed your piece on E-bay. I don't know how. I have been looking for you ever since. I love your work. When are you going to have another male fairy for sale? Do you have a sculpting book. Thank you for such nice work. Happy New Year
Thank you very much! I don't have a book but on my web site in the links I have an ebay link. I don't have anything on auction now but hope to have a new male soon, about 3 to 4 weeks. If you message me your email address I'll add it to my ebay notices.
Thanks! Not usually, I blush and give eye brown after they are cured, I use genesis heat set oils. I think the artist that use chalk / china paints blush first.I have to sand my figures after they are cured, they look smooth before they go in the oven but I think there's gremlins in my oven and the make lumps in the figures just to piss me off! LOL
ahh... yeah i've had those! its annoying right! how long do you put it in the oven? ahh.. i dunno the deal of painting with genesis paints i have a set of those for skin. but im not sure how to use it.. do you heat it up again after you color it with genesis?
we use different clay (your sculpts are great) my skin blushing is easier cause I use flesh tone clay, my sculpts are usually baked for around 90 minutes in a 275 degree oven and then they get baked more after each blushing or detail with the genesis. The paint takes anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes to cure at 260 degrees. One thing to remember with genseis is, if you have the thinning gel you can't mix in too much cause the paint will never dry. the glazing gel is the better choice for thinning or making a transparent color, it keeps the same hue but makes it transparent. I think theres some tuts on the web for the oils just give google a try. My knowledge is trial and error mostly error over the last 6 years lol
Thanks! whoaaa this is some useful info. thanks a LOT x.x i am saving your comment. i need to try this soon. sigh. school is kicking my butt. dont really have time to do personal works. do you use premo? or fimo clay? i was wondering. 90 minutes is a pretty long time. doesnt it get very brittle after that? or does it just make it even more easier to sand?
I use prosculpt and kato. no it doesn't get brittle it gets stronger. prosculpt is 10 to 15 minutes per 1/4 inch, I don't use a foil core. my core is clay that's been cured at 285. but even with the core completely cured I still add that thickness into my total time. I ship them every where so I don't want and damage and the best way to avoid broken fingers is to have it cured right and good packing. If I ever make any larger than 11 inches then I would use foil to bulk out the core.
what a nice concept. i should try that one day, do you get them shipped from a store or do you find them at a local store? i'm really thinking of start doing something really worth the work.. i know i can sculpt its just that i haven't been doing it right. I LOVE the way fairy sculptors like you create your sculptures, they all look fantastic and lovely