As I said, I’ve been busy with the clear resin. I made more horns of various sizes. I don’t know if this will be enough. I’ll make more if needed. I also made some teeth (I’ll show you how next post). Before showing you those I want to say that I’ve made teeth out of many different substances over the years. I’ve used regular, fired and glazed clay. I’ve carved them out of wood. And I’ve used actual teeth. For a time I was selling to a lot of dentists. And every so often I’d get an anonymous box of teeth in the mail, teeth pulled from humans. They are pretty cool for human-like projects. And sometimes I would turn them over and use the roots for a dragon or some other beast. But I mostly use polymer clay nowadays. Some examples in the photo below: Pearl Fimo (top row), Florescent Fimo (second row), black Sculpey (third row), cow teeth (fourth row), and human teeth (last row). However, I won’t be using any of those this time.
This time I wanted teeth that, like the horns, are made of ice, only I wanted them to be very smooth. So I needed better molds. I bought some alginate, the same stuff your dentist uses to make molds of your mouth. It’s fun to use, just add water and work fast. I mixed the alginate and pushed in some Fimo teeth, then pulled them out after the alginate set.
I filled them with the clear resin and let them sit overnight. They still had the waxy coating when I pulled them out of the mold. (Sorry, the photo is really out of focus. It happens once in a while.) It took a few days to cure.
Like the horns, I think they turned out beautifully, exactly as I wanted.
As I mentioned in a previous post, I also wanted to make some crystal clear resin eyes. I used the alginate to make those as well. I used impressions of a couple different eyes from my stash.