Continued from Part 1.
Here is what I starting with:
Paint with Translucent Liquid Sculpey, using a small brush, for example this cat tongue brush.
A mini finger palette is helpful.
fine point rubber tool,
“That’s the one” tool,
micro hook tool,
ball stylus in different sizes,
forceps help to hold the hand while sculpting.
Second pair of forceps – holds the construction while you are resting or baking.
Preparing Sophronia lumpy body for clothing – covering the body with tubular gauze.
This is an optional step, I just like the finished stream-lined toned look tubular gauze gives to the body, and the clothes look better on it.
The hands are baked and they came out a bit rough, but it can be corrected.
Clean up bumps and hangnails with X-acto knife, sand down and file where necessary with needle files, buff until smooth with an abrasive sponge.
Face blushing and makeup.
Painted the entire face with polymer smoothing oil (diluting agent for genesis paints , in addition to being a clay softener).
Painted the entire face with Genesis Burnt Umber. All paints diluted with polymer smoothing oil. Do not dilute the whole genesis jar, just enough for the job – meaning: take a brush, dip slightly into the oil, dip slightly into the paint, mix on the plate until the right consistency and color).
Wipe with a q-tip the entire face. Some brown will stay in the wrinkles.
A tiny bit (smudge) of Genesis Yellow Ochre on the forehead and just under the corners of the mouth.
A smudge of Genesis Classic Red on the cheeks, nose and ears.
A smudge of Genesis Viridian Blue 01 on the eye bags and in the inner corners of the eye sockets. This color (Genesis Viridian Blue 01) is also good for veins (mixed with Genesis Yellow Ochre) and for the 5-o’clock shadow on male faces.
Genesis Classic Red+ Genesis Flesh 08 produce a pink – for lips and for the inner corners of the eyelids.
Genesis Burnt Umber for the eyebrows and eyelashes.
Genesis Phthalo Blue 07 (or any other color) for the eye shadows (part of Sophronia’s makeup).
Genesis Burnt Umber and Genesis Yellow Ochre for the age spots on the hands.
Genesis Viridian Blue 01 for the veins.
Genesis Classic Red + Genesis Flesh 08 – for painted fingernails.
Maybe, this color? Hell, no.
Ah, lucky find – a piece of very curly scrap Tibetan lamb in some yellowish color, I don’t remember which color.
Other things I will be using:
Fabritac glue, which was diluted with pure hardware store-type acetone,
thin spatula for tucking,
It is my first time using this mini eyeglasses frame.
Plus some gold-tone hat pins and a few tiny metal beads that I found in my junk jewelry box.
Affix the paper pattern to the fabric with removable scotch tape and cut. Then just sew the pieces together, making the top, the sleeves and the skirt. After that put those on the puppet and sew them together right on the doll, as neat as possible. Sophronia got a bit of extra padding on her stomach, boobs and buttocks to make her a bit plumper.
The hat was crocheted out of the white cotton thread with the smallest crochet hook.
The pearls are beads on elastic. The white cotton-covered elastic has a rubber core, consisting of 2-3 rubber threads, so I used one of those.
The stockings are made out of pantyhose, sewn on the back.
Different glasses – tortoise shell frame (just arrived, will list soon).
The shoes are made out of soft glove lambskin leather.
The shoes are quite simple, but new to me because these are sewn, not glued, as usual. This is a practice run in preparation for the next stage – feet with flexible soles and tie-downs – and – hence – soft “animatable” shoes.
And the purse.
Same thin glove lambskin leather and jewelry findings, including this mini kiss-lock bag clasp (the ring was cut off with wire cutters).
The purse is fully functional, it opens and closes, Sophronia can keep things in it, for example coins, dog treats, a handkerchief, glasses and binoculars – a useful tool of trade for any blackmailer.
To be continued…