BABY TOOTH TUTORIAL
Let’s make Baby Tooth ^^ please notice that my Baby Tooth is a little derp, but this doesn’t mean that your will be as derp as mine! It depends on your artistic skills ^^ for me it was the first time using fimo and shaping a sculpture, so it’s normal she is not perfect ^^
First of all you have to create the wings. Buy two different wires, one thicker than the other. I decided to buy a 1,4 mm wire and a 0,5 mm one: at the comicons, in fact, there are a lot of rude people and I didn’t want her wings to be bend by some idiots. Of course, since the wires are thicker than the structure of Baby Tooth’s wings in the movie, I had to create only two pairs instead of three, but that’s ok for me ^^
Cut a piece of thicker wire and shape it like I did in the second photo: remember to leave it an excess, cause you will need it later. Do the same for another wing. Create two other wings like this, but leave them a longer excess (see photo 3)
Decorate your wings with the thinner wire. Bend and tie it with your hands, then use the pliers to tighten it as much as you can. Cut off the excess
Cut a piece of transparent plastic paper (if you find an iridescent one it would be fantastic!), put some strong glue on the wire and press the paper on the wing, until the glue dry up. Do the same with all the wings.
Cut off the excess of paper
Assemble your wings. As you can see I didn’t assemble them all, but I create the left pair and the right pair separated. Tie a wing with a long excess with a wing with a short excess using a little piece of thinner wire, then bend the shorter excess like I did in the sixth photo (I know, it sucks, I try to explain you better: you have to bend the shorter excess so that it will be perpendicular to the wings. This part, in fact, will be pushed into Baby Tooth’s body and it will support all the wings)
Let’s shape Baby Tooth! First of all buy two blocks of green fimo and a block of flesh pink fimo.
Cut a little piece of pink fimo to create her nose; model the bigger part to create a ball, then add the nose (I used a piece of toothpick to support it). Remember to press a little with your fingertips to create two little hollows for her eyes, and to cut her a mouth ^^
Using a block and half of green fimo create her body. I don’t have any special suggestion about this part… I can only say you that I created arms and legs separately and then added them to her body.
Then… WASH YOUR HANDS!!! Green fimo stains, and you don’t wanna stain Baby Tooth head, do you? Wash them using hot water and soap; if this doesn’t work use a piece of cotton wettened with acetone (the luquid you use to remove the paint from your nails).
Then connect her head to her body using a toothpick. As you can see I didn’t create her a neck, cause I didn’t want it to get broken during a travel or a comicon, but if you want to create it just do it ^^
Use some green fimo to cover her head like I did in the eighth photo (create also a triangle between her eyes, unfortunately I took this photo before I finished my work). Since I wasn’t able to create a perfectly round head I create a little tip on her head, to support the feathers on her forehead
It’s really important, don’t forget it!!! You must put the wings on Baby Tooth, pressing the shorter excesses into her body to create two holes. You must do it now, when she is still soft. Do not create large holes, or the wings will fall down.
Now you can cook Baby Tooth ^^. I cooked her in the oven at 110°C for 20 minutes (of course follow the instructions you find on the blocks of fimo). Please notice that hot fimo is toxic: do not smell it or the oven while you are cooking, protect the backery pan with greaseproof paper, when you finish leave the oven open and do not use it for about 6 hours. Of course do not panic: fimo is toxic, but not so much
While Baby Tooth is in the oven you can make her coin belt ^^. I used a brown ribbon and an old coin (of course not an ancient and valuable one!), cause it is pretty big. Cut three pieces of ribbon and glue them on the coin to create an asterisk; leave one of them is longer than the other, so you will be able to glue it to a long ribbon which will be the belt of Baby Tooth.
Please notice that this belt is not just a decoration, but it will support the wings
Now you just have to decorate Baby Tooth!
Buy some green and yellow feathers. Glue some long green feather on her back to create the tail; glue a long green feather and a yellow small one on her forehead; put some glue on her chest and cut a yellow feather to create her collar.
Paint her face using acrylics (do not use varnishes, cause some of them can corrode fimo). Remember that her right eye is pink and her left one is ligh-blue ^^ and don’t forget her moles!
Now you just have to assemble her: put the two shorter excesses of the wings into their holes, tie the coin belt around her waist and be sure to pass it over the two longer excesses of wire, so you will definitely block her wings! If you want to you can glue the wings to Baby Tooth, putting some glue into the holes and on her back; I prefered not to do it.
I hope you find this tutorial useful ^^ I’m sorry if it’s not well written, but it seems it’s the best I can do today, and I also had to write it twice because my wifi fucked the post up -.- have a nice day!