Staedtler Fimo Air Natural
It needs leaving alone more often
It looked less wet but not noticeably less hairy with fibres.
I worked on it for a further twenty minutes or so.
Home made tools were very useful and their lack of weight seemed to make using them extra delicately easier for me.
Shaping and features were difficult to do as, when I did one I obliterated the other and so on so that one side or the other had to be remade. A real circular argument. That’s what I get for not having at least a stick up inside the shape to handle it whilst working.
- Even if there is a wire or stick armature is inserted, let the basic head and features dry out almost completely (at least 8 hours)
- then add the further shaping and leave again for 8 hours and only then go back and do the features.
- Commonsense, I know.
- All practice is useful practice.
I reckon I’ll be working with a stick inside the head again next time whether it’s better to leave them sitting between stages of building and adding details or not.