I definitiely have a new found respect for the artistry and talent of the people on this site. These are my feeble attempt to recreate the figures in the tutorials I got from Aine2 (Lorraine McKay). The problem I had this time is my fondant was so soft that I had a really hard time sculpting the figures and getting the parts to stay in place. I don't work fast enough yet, so I am afraid to add gumpaste for fearing of the fondant drying before I finish. Does anyone have any helpful hints?
These are beautiful! and really cute!
Rather than gum traganth, try CMC (Tylo powder). It won't harden as fast. Knead in about one quarter tsp. per 100 grams. You'll get more stiffness, but you will find it to be quite forgiving. I made a Gromit (from Wallace and Gromit) last night. About an hour after I had finished, I decided his arm was wrong...so I pulled it off, reshaped it and stuck it back on.
**Edited to add: Your models look great!
I'm sorry, did you say "feeble"? I think they are great!
I love your figurines! You did an awesome job on them. I'm too intimidated by them and have yet to try them.
You can put a cup over your fondant/gumpaste to keep it from drying it.
I think they look great! I love the mommy/ girl figure. The babies face is great too! There is something bothering me about the leg/ diaper area..... i am not sure what it is..... But I love them!
Edited to add:
I figured it out.... It looks like he has two left legs...... But I am impressed by your work that I want to try the tutorials......You have pushed me over the line from considering them to going to get them now!
Thank you for all the kind words! Sometimes maybe I think my skills should be honed more after doing this for more than a year.
marthajo1 - I could not, for the life of me, figure out how to get the legs to look right, so I finally just stuck them on. If/when you get the tutorial for this, let me know if you have an easier time getting the legs to look like Lorraine's picture.
Never fails huh! I made a baby for the top of a cake last weekend and couldn't get feet to look good so I scraped feet and threw on a blanket!
(I hope my other comment didn't hurt you feelings or anything! I didn't mean it too!)
You didn't hurt my feelings at all. I completely agree with you. I kept looking at the picture in the tutorial and then looking at my figure and thought hopefully the adage practice makes perfect is true in this case.
are you kidding? those are awesome,you did a great job!