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I would like to learn the tecnique of the wet look

Postby hkarena on Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:29 pm

I would love to learn how to do the wet look, bubbles, foam, etc. I am going to be starting a mermaid....I have not sculpted in sooo long, but want to get back into it. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: I would like to learn the tecnique of the wet look

Postby Linda Ehrenfried on Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:31 pm

Are you talking about wet or in water? You can us almost any glaze to make water spots and create a wet look on the body. But if you want her in water, i would use resin. The same kind you get for pouring into artifical flower vases. You can get the look of foam form white micro beads and bubble from either marbles or from the bubbles that Morezmore and other sell. I usually mix half the volume I need maybe 3/4 and bour it in, then as it start to set up I mis the rest add the bubbles and the microbeads and finish filling with the resin. I sounds harder then it is. really it is very easy, just don't stir to hard. You don't want real air bubbles they can ruin the look.
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Re: I would like to learn the tecnique of the wet look

Postby Xena4635 on Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:33 am

I agree with Linda, I also use embossing powder. I get the one that looks like "snow" along with MOREZEMORE's tiniest irridescent no hole micobeads and mix a few of those in there with TLS. Throw in a couple of big ones too for "bubbles". I have mixed the tiniest tad of green in certain places with the TLS and powder and it looks like algae (spelling? lol). Before you do anything on your doll, I would play around a little with it. I use a plank peice of wood with different testing surface areas so I can see first. Remember too, be sure that you cure the TLS all the way through but try not to burn it. Anyone else have suggestions?
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Re: I would like to learn the tecnique of the wet look

Postby PixieKnoll on Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:23 am

I've been wanting to try some water-type things as well. It would be lovely to see some video tutorials just to see the process from some of the different ways of accomplishing these type of effects. Perhaps someone who has used this type of product wouldn't mind going through the trouble of doing a quick little video so we can learn how to use it. I know it would be a lot of effort to do, but boy would I ever be appreciative in your efforts so we could learn a new skill and material. :-D

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Re: I would like to learn the tecnique of the wet look

Postby Xena4635 on Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:06 am

Lori, that is a great suggestion. I've never used MOREZMORE's faux water, although I have purchased it lol, I've just never had a chance to actually use it yet but plan to shortly. I could offer a small video tut on The World of FAEBAE Show on how I make the "wet water" look for like mermaid scenes etc... when I get a chance to do that, I will and post the link here :-)
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Re: I would like to learn the tecnique of the wet look

Postby PixieKnoll on Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:57 am

Super cool, Kendra! Let us know when you do. I'll grab the popcorn and bring the gang over for a good sit-down! :-D You are the BEST!

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Re: I would like to learn the tecnique of the wet look

Postby Maggie on Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:47 am

I'll be with Lori on that sofa too Kendra. Eneida made a splash as well do you know how to do that as well?
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Re: I would like to learn the tecnique of the wet look

Postby Linda Ehrenfried on Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:01 pm

I suspect there will be alot of new Mermaid of all kinds coming really soon as PRFAG is having a mermaid contest. I am even working on one. LOL I am not sure about the water thing as mermaids should be in the ocean and not just wet. Hard to say. But for fairies a small tub or basin full of water would be good. A vixen in a tub full of water would be good also. Everytime I try to embed something in the resin, I end up with iar bubbles and not pretty ones either. I tried the long pin to get it out, but no go. I even tried a straw but no luck. Anyone l else ever had that problem. I did a mergirl in a tall pedestal fish bowl and i ended up with big air bubbles under her tail fin that I thought looked terible. But my customer didn't even notice. I mentioned it, but they said it was Ok, and they though it was a cool effect. I didn't, Has anyone figured out how to get an air bubble out of the resin once you insert the doll into the container? Karen I figure it will be good for us both to know the answer to this question.
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Re: I would like to learn the tecnique of the wet look

Postby Xena4635 on Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:26 pm

Maggie wrote:I'll be with Lori on that sofa too Kendra. Eneida made a splash as well do you know how to do that as well?

Cool guys, I will put together something soon :-) As far as splashes, I'm not sure how Eneida does hers but I've done splashes before by taking wire mesh and creating an "armature" for the waves. Once you have that you can paint the wire mesh white, cover it with a thin layer of white clay and bake it (that is to get rid of the mesh holes). Then I thicken it up and fan it out with adding translucent clay and actually sculpt the waves. I did mine in layers, and used my heat gun to set delicate areas while I sculpted. I wish I had pics but unfortunately I'm not able to provide any at the moment. Then paint, use embossing powder, TLS etc. Finish it off with a nice thin layer of your choice of finish to produce the "wet" surface look. I know that is a sort of quick run down of what can be a pretty detailed process, but it worked for me pretty well :-)

I've have not created a scene yet where I submersed a doll into a faux water resin, and that is what I think Linda needs help with. Linda, you may want to contact Natasha about that, she has some experience with it because she sells the faux water two part. :flower:
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Re: I would like to learn the tecnique of the wet look

Postby hkarena on Fri May 14, 2010 4:00 pm

PixieKnoll wrote:I've been wanting to try some water-type things as well. It would be lovely to see some video tutorials just to see the process from some of the different ways of accomplishing these type of effects. Perhaps someone who has used this type of product wouldn't mind going through the trouble of doing a quick little video so we can learn how to use it. I know it would be a lot of effort to do, but boy would I ever be appreciative in your efforts so we could learn a new skill and material. :-D

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What a great idea!!!! :grin: That would be really nice to have a tutorial.
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Re: I would like to learn the tecnique of the wet look

Postby hkarena on Mon May 24, 2010 5:40 pm

Thanks to everyone who posted. I'll be watching for a tutorial..... well, I hope to see one soon .
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