In this Blog I will walk you though my process of my latest Christmas Myxie Ornament, Holly berry.
I usually start off by forming a wire frame, sort of like a skeleton for a sculpture. Then I start sculpting the torso from the shoulders to the knees around the wire. As soon as I have it the way I want, I bake that part. I have to know what position I want my piece in ahead of time because once I bake that section, I can't change it.
Then I sculpt the legs from the knee down, feet and arms to the elbow, these are then added to the baked torso.
Here's a fun collage I put together to show my hand sculpting process.
|My Myxies have 4 fingers on each hand. :)|
Now my piece is completely sculpted, time to paint the details to my Holly Myxie.
|Lets give this little one some clothes.|
I hand sew each tiny garment. Hand crafting her sweet little gloves and stockings, making a perfect addition to her outfit. Ribbon trim and jingle bells add a nice touch to her skirt.
After making her a nice top to match her bottom, I give this bald little darling some hair.
|I had initially planned to make this Myxie a blond but she decided she wanted to be a redhead. I can't argue with a Myxie that knows what she wants :)|
Now she is ready for her holly wings, I specially handcraft them for her. ALL DONE! The 4th annual Christmas Myxie ornament is complete and looking festive.
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