I know, I know…where the hell have I been? *SIGH*
I’ve been busy with my retail hell job but still working at this in small bits.
All this month I’ve been working on all of the small prop details. There was a lot of mold making involved. Thanks to the many tutorials I found on the web and at Youtube I’ve found some great materials to use to cast my mini props.
Making Syrup bottles:
This is the second mold I’ve made for the bottles. The first mold later tore apart because it was too weak. For the rubber mold I used Smooth on Mold Max 20. I bought it two years ago while I was in college but hadn’t used it much until now. Still works great. To cast I bought some Easy Cast from my art store. I originally planned to use Ice Resin but it was pricey and I was in a hurry to get started.
Next day, perfectly cured.
Making coffee pots:
This is my mold for a coffee pot. I did a neat trick with the Easy Cast. To get a look of the pot being half full I poured the first bit in clear, then as it hardened I poured in dyed brown Easy Cast for the coffee.
This is what I got. It still has to be sanded and cleaned up.
Also I have to make each one it’s own handle because the one in the rubber mold broke off.
Making the drinks:
Found a neat tutorial on Youtube about how to make a miniature Starbucks Frap out of Sculpy clay. Made a few of them for my coffee shop but of course they won’t be Starbucks brand.
1/6 head drying post?:
I question marked this because I really don’t have a title for this but it works out great for me. It’s to hold up my heads after I paint them or style their hair.
Cheap and easy doll stands:
*ReflectionsByIce at Deviant Art put up a great tutorial of this. The materials are cheap to buy instead of ordering a $5+ company doll stand.
That’s all I’ve got for now. I have some pictures already taken of Capitol Kaffe in action but need to tweak the story out better.
Be back soon!!