Author: Silvia Mancini
Skill level: BEGINNERS
To achieve the light pink colour I add a drop of pink gel colour (actually half drop because it needs a really small quantity) to the skin tone modelling paste.
To achieve the brick colour I add a bit of white sugar paste to the brown, then I put a drop of red gel colour and a drop of orange (the proportion depends if you want a colour tending to the red or to the orange)
You will need:
Scalpel or sharp knife
Small ball tool
Large ball tool
Pointed silicone tool
Number 5 Piping Tip
Soft brushes (large and small)
Small paintbrushes (flat and pointed)
Easy Eyes – princess set
82/85g light pink Saracino modelling paste
35g skin tone Saracino modelling paste
20g red Saracino modelling paste
small amount of white, light blue and black Saracino modelling paste
Water or edible glue
For the body roll 30g of pink paste into a shape with one end narrower than the other
Flatten the smaller side
To form the chest area make a groove using the Dresden tool
Tapering the waist and the knee
Thread the wooden skewer through the body into the dummy below and leave a length projecting from the top.
Make some straight marks on the bottom of the dress first using the Dresden tool then the back of the scalpel
For more pleats on the dress roll 5 long cones (using about 9g of pink paste for each one) and bend them on the pointed side
Stick all of them starting from the hips and finishing at the back
Create both puffs and arm sleeves using 7g of pink paste in total
Stick first the upper sleeves
Then place the arms on the dress
Cut out a diamond shape on the centre of the chest, remove the paste inside and flatten the inside using a small ball tool
Place a piece of skin tone paste inside the hole, flatten it and mark a small cleavage. Smooth the edges to form a nice shape.
To create a neck fix a small piece of skin tone paste around the wooden skewer
Cut out a small strip for a collar and taper each end.
Attack it around the neck
For the hands roll a very small piece of skin tone paste into a sausage shape (0.5mm diameter). Cut in half diagonally, flatten the palm area, create the wrist by rolling gently, cut to form the thumbs
Place the hands to the arms on top of each other
Roll an oval shape as smooth as possible using 35g of skin tone paste. Roll the little finger (or the handle of a tool if your fingers are too large) in the middle of the oval, from side to side
Round-off the corner of the upper side to model the forehead
Push your fingers either side of the nose area to form the nose.
Use a big ball tool to define the eye socket.
Go on shaping the point of the nose using the handle of a tool or the Dresden .
Put the Easy Eyes tool right in the middle of the nose.
Push it gently.
Define the eyebrows using the Dresden tool
Adjust all the borders
Cut a smile
Remove the paste from inside the mouth
Replace with a small quantity of white paste
Smooth the upper lip
Define the lower lip
Mark edges of the mouth
Form the teeth with a sharp knife
Cut the excess paste from the chin
Shape the head with the fingers. Pay attention to round off and smooth all the straight sides and edges
Put a piece of paste on the top of the head
Paint the eyes first using the white gel color
Paint the eyebrows
Cut out two small light blue circles using a straw and stick them on the eyes
Cut out two black pupils using a no. 5 piping nozzle
Create the eyelashes using a very small roll of black paste, paint some more eyelashes just on the outside of the eyes. Paint with a light blue gel colour the outline of the iris
Dust the lips and the face using a pink powder colour and a soft brush. Add definition / highlights
Cut out several strips of different sizes, wavy on one edge and straight on the other.
Cut the timber skewer to the correct length and push the head gently to the body. Stick the hair starting from the front to the back
The aim is to form the hair so it looks like a rose on the back of her head.
Your bride is now ready