Works in Progress

Cured!

As mentioned in a previous post, I recently broke out my packet of Puppen fimo and created a goblin/gryphon head–“Groblin” if you will. Last night, I got around to baking it with these results (as you can see, I decided to give him a neck….a decidedly scrawny one, but he was feeling somewhat adrift. Now I think he resembles the grumpy Sam the Eagle from the Muppet Show, but hey, I’m a child of the 80’s anyway):

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Fimo recommends baking at 230 F for 30 minutes, but because my apartment oven is so wonky, I ended up baking him at 250 for 20 minutes. Thankfully he didn’t burn at all, not even the eartips. I tend to have problems with extremities when baking Super Sculpey, so finding the piece scorch-free was a relief. The details softened up somewhat, and a slight translucency can be seen, but overall, I’m very pleased with the results. This material feels much more comfortable to work with…less squishy and temperamental than Super Sculpey. Now…onto to trying heat-set paints!

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5 thoughts on “Cured!

    • goblinfruitstudio says:

      Thanks, Susan!
      Yes, he’s definitely getting a body…I’m just not sure if it will be soft, or if I will continue to add on more Puppen Fimo.

      Drax– I have no problems with Patrick Stewart, either. He WAS my fav Captain.

  1. It’s great to see the progress on this. The translucency is something I’m particularly interested in. I’ve found a way to achieve it through casting, but not through straight clay for one-off projects. I’m certainly going to have to give Puppen a go.

    Would you say that the details softened up similar to an SS bake? I think the effect in the Fimo actually added a bit more character to the piece. This is going to make a wonderful creature.

    How large did the finished head turn out?

    • goblinfruitstudio says:

      Yes, I would say the softening of the features is similar to an SS bake. The head, from tip of the ears to bottom of the neck is roughly 2 1/4″ in height.

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