I am ready to play around, and saw at Michaels molds for figures.
My Q is:
1) How do you dress up the naked figures? Pans, sweaters etc. Do you make little clothes and glue them together on each side of the body?
2) Do you work with colored gumpaste, or do you work with white and paint it later with Vodka+color? - will the color dry out??
Any other things I should know? Hair??
What section of michaels do they have the figure molds?
I saw them at clay dept. They have molds for heads and body parts.
How would you dress them up? What is the procedure??
I spent 3+ hours in the Internet to hunt for tutorial how to make figures. Not much luck, I found some info for clay modeling. I could see now, that this post is not easy to answer or explain to my questions. I am a little lost....and purchase tutorial on-line. Hope that would help me start. I guess I though that I could make the all body from clay mold and somehow dress up the body in clothes. Still clueless -)
I would probably make the body as if it WERE the clothes... Mold the hands in flesh tone, but make the arms and body a different color for a shirt, and make the legs another color for pants. Of course that depends on how detailed these molds are. Take that as you will...
I think The Wilton Way of Cake Decorating book (the second volume) has this technique on how to make the figures and how to dress them up.