(1) being that my cream puff bases kept falling into the coloring pit of horror and I ended up with a few that can't be used. :(
(2) the heads are really tough to make! I think my fingers were sprained by the time I was trying to twist the heads into an S-shape. Finally I gave up and just made a C. So the swans look like ducks instead of swans. :o
Puff-bases from vanilla-based air dry clay. This is pure Grace clay. I simply refuse to use Hearty-Soft since it does not agree with the molds I use. This time, instead of the usual opaque acrylics I use, I colored using a mixture of water varnish for wood surfaces and Tamiya clear acrylics.
They look a little like Japanese soy-sauce crackers on second look - but I am still pleased with the results. These are not varnished yet, so after varnishing, they would be less soy-sauce shiny? :0
Finally got these three assembled after like 30 minutes of struggling with the cream and wings. I had to glue the wings of the smallest one to the cream, else it kept falling off. Then I realized I have a lot more swans to assemble... so I think I'll leave those to tomorrow.
View from the top - the larger swan on the blue plate appears to have an elongated cream butt-tail, now that I look closer at it.
My largest swan - you can see the 'C' neck instead of the 'S' neck.
With a penny for scale for you to gauge the size of these three. :)
And finally, my messy work-top with lots more puffs to assemble.
Till the next crazy CBC challenge! Onwards, girls!