Author: Katarzyna Osiecka
Skill level: BEGINNERS
Always look at the picture of the figurine you want to make. Pay attention to details such as bows, neckless or hair style. To make correct proportions adjust paste to the printed picture.
You will need:
- Dresden tool
- Large ball tool
- Small ball tool
- Rolling pin
- Small brush
- Large brush
- Exact knife
- Scales silicone mould
- Clear alcohol
- Edible glue or water
- Saracino modelling paste: skin tone, tiffany, fuchsia, pink, white, black
- Saracino dust colours: brown, black, blue, pink, white
Prepare about 70 grams of skin tone modelling paste and mix it with small amount of brown dust color for darker shade. Adjust the amount required to suit the model you have chosen.
Print photo of the figurine you want to make.
Divide coloured paste for each part of the body and adjust to the picture to make correct proportions
Take the leg part and roll it to small roller shape. Cut in a half.
Give both parts carrot shape.
Use small finger to shape ankle and bend it to make the foot.
Use small amount of skin tone paste to make sole of the shoe.
Take the wooden skewers and push through the legs. Place them on the dummy.
Roll and cut strips from tiffany modeling paste to make shoes.
Take another part of the paste for the belly and give it pear shape. Set aside for a moment
Take small amount of fuchsia paste. Roll it and cut two small leafs. Using a sharp edge form veins on each leaf.
Using rolled pink paste print the scaled pattern onto the skirt.
Use a skewer through the body. Using edible glue or a small amount of water stick the mermaid tail and the skirt to the body. Add small bows to the shoes.
Roll Tiffany paste. Cut out a shell shaped bra. Fix to the body.
Roll two arm shapes. Using your small finger mark wrists.
Use ball tool to flatten palm.
Cut thumb and using blunt side of the knife mark fingers.
Attach one arm to the body using glue or small amount of water. Leave the other arm to one side until required.
Take printed picture and adjust the head shape to it.
Choose the right size of ball tool to make the eye sockets.
Make eyes sockets. Look at the printed picture to make them in the right position.
Take white paste and make balls. Adjust it to the sockets.
Use blue Saracino dust diluted in vodka to paint the iris.
Use black Saracino dust diluted in vodka to paint the pupil and eyelashes.
Roll a small amount of black paste to form thin lashes and stick it to the eyelid. Cut off the excess.
The same way make the brows from the tiffany paste.
Take a small ball of the paste and make a small nose. Use fuchsia paste to make lips. Seperate the upper and bottom lips.
Use dresden tool to shape open lips.
Create definition on the lips using a Dresden tool.
Use pink Saracino dust colour to make blush.
Add some shine and life to the eyes by painting several white dots.
Attach the head to the body. Insert a small skewer ready for fixing the other arm.
Stick arm on the skewer and attach it to the body.
Take tiffany paste and flatten it to pancake shape. Attach it to the head.
Using a Dresden tool create a hair look to the paste.
Take another part of the tiffany paste and make cone shape. Check if the amount of the paste is correct.
Flatten the paste by the palm of your hand.
Using the knife tool draw lines imitating hairs.
Model hairs and glue it to the head.
Give a little shine to the skirt and hair of your mermaid using lustre powder.