OK! Time to add some rocks and gravel!
As you have heard many times, the rocks and gravel are not simply cosmetic... they offer strength and stability to the edges of the sculpey pieces on the cork.
Here's a very good example of this idea. The sculpey overhang is now supported by glue and rocks.
I also wanted to try out a few of the Happy Seppuku moulds which arrived just before I left for GenCon! These were very fun!
Hopefully this offers a better look at the individual moulds. I am really looking forward to trying the Treasure theme on the bottom!
I made some green stuff pieces that had more yellow than blue mixed in, in order to make the mix softer. This would be easier to press into the moulds and capture more detail.
Green stuff pressed!
But how does one get green stuff out of the moulds without waiting for it to cure? Pop it in the freezer! This makes it far easier to remove it from the moulds a lot faster.
A quick placement of the skeleton. Sadly, my regular sculpting tools are not with me, so I had to make do with what I could find.
I tried out this small area of the treasure mould. It definitely beats trying to cut hundreds of pieces of polystyrene tubing!!
While I had the green stuff out, I put some vines on my bases...
I may even try to add some mica flakes to these to create leaves...
Not kidding at all. Vines all over the place. So, go check out these moulds from Happy Seppuku!