From the monthly archives: September 2011
A few weeks ago I posted about my preliminary attempts at a face cane based almost entirely on Donna Kato’s tutorial. Let’s just say I fell into the same mistakes most people do with their first face cane. 
Firstly, I thought I could do a cane on 1 small block of flesh coloured clay mixed with some Fimo trans and champagne (don’t get me started on why the only ‘skin’ colours available are Caucasian….). Big mistake, so I ordered a large block and again cut it with translucent and champagne. Still not enough! The last block did it, but unfortunately, I mixed the colours inaccurately, so the face has a little pale moustache and chin beard.
 Here she is, unreduced:

Yeah…she’s had a hard life. And been sick a lot. I think she might be a bit of a drinker too.

Post-reduction, she was even more afflicted; her eyes droop and her pursed mouth telegraphs her displeasure very effectively.

There was a heck of a lot of waste at the ends, despite the precautions I took, and I somehow ended up with approximately the same amount of waste flesh coloured clay as I started with after I trimmed all the bad stuff away:

Still trying to figure that one out.

Do you think there’s a market for ‘Angry Women’ beads?

 
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