Help With Figure Modelling!!!

Decorating By PRcakes Updated 15 Mar 2011 , 2:57am by Cupcations

PRcakes Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 7:56pm
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I want to start practicing some figures but im not sure where to start. Can you do figures with mmf? Do I need to add something else to the mmf recipe? Is tylose powder and gumtex the same thing? Do they work the same way?? Some help FAST please!!!!!

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Deb_ Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 8:35pm
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I can help with this question. Yes you can make figures with MMF. I mix mine 50/50 with gumpaste (that I've also made) They dry just fine. I've never sculpted with just MMF.

Caths_Cakes Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 8:45pm
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I always use gum paste for figures, i find it holds much better, although i will use plain ole fondant for things that dont need supporting icon_smile.gif

jdconcc Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 8:52pm
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I use fondant mixed with some tylo powder to make it into modelling paste. I also let important supporting parts dry (e.g. legs) before adding the top bits. Use more tylo powder to create fabric bits, dresses and coats etc.. so it's more like petal paste. I can't really give quantities as I do it by feel, sorry that's probably not much help at all. Dry spagetti is also good for sticking the head and body together.

Good luck it's great fun x

ATCakes Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 9:35pm
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I would like to do this, too. Can anyone recommend a good book to start with?

bobwonderbuns Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 9:42pm
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Originally Posted by ATCakes

I would like to do this, too. Can anyone recommend a good book to start with?

"Clay Characters for Kids" by Maureen Carlson
"I Can't believe I'm sculpting in Clay figures" by Becky Meverden (A Leisure arts book)
and Anything by either Lindy Smith or Maisie Parish. Lindy Smith has some clay sculpting but Maisie has a lot more. Hope that helps! icon_biggrin.gif

whitet4 Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 9:44pm
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look on you tube . Once I learned to make the body it seemed easier to construct other figure animals.

Jenn2179 Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 9:49pm
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Aine2 has some GREAT tutorials you can buy and videos on

imakecakes Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 9:53pm
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check out Aine2's tutorials here and on her website. They are great!

There are many step by step instructions in the galleries here, if you do a search.

On Youtube, also search for clay modeling--the same techniques apply, you just use a different medium.

The Sculpy and Play Doh websites for kids are also helpful.

Play, play, play. I'm still not good at it, but I get better with each piece!

Nidia506 Posted 14 Mar 2011 , 11:43pm
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good web to buy, excelent customer service as well.

Cupcations Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 2:57am
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This thread has hundreds of tutorials


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