|Anna and Elsa V1.0|
This is one of the disadvantages of using cold porcelain over polymer clay. It was very difficult to handle and manipulate because of two things - it could be too soft, and it hardens fast . I had to experiment, try different techniques and repeat the whole braiding process (many times) just to make it look like 'the real thing'.
I was actually glad about the outcome but I felt like either there's something's missing, too much or something's quite not right and that I had to make another set because I know that they could still be improved.
Here's a photo of my Anna and Elsa chibi sculpture V2.0 (with Olaf)
|Anna and Elsa V2.0 (with Olaf)|
Spot the difference? This time around, I made their eyes more detailed, and the braid better. I discovered that I don't have to 'braid' the hair literally. Guess what I did instead? I rolled the cold porcelain to make a thin strand, and cut small round pieces. Then, I glued them together, molding each one into a teardrop-like shape as I go along in creating the braid. Even their costumes have improved a lot!
So you see, practice (and a lot of experimentation) is key. :D