Watching a 70's flashback TV show inspired me to make a Garden Troll Baby. Bernie, my newfie, gladly let me cut some of his hair off and away I went. I painted in soft colors as I wanted the viewer to have to look closely to see what it is.
baby face mold
I started by casting the baby face, getting my aluminum foil shaped for the body and cutting the hair from my dog. Don't worry, it didn't make a different. He still looks great.
Next, I covered the aluminum foil with clay, cast leaves and flowers in the fondant mold and put them all together.
When I was finished adding all the elements, I made a hole in the head and added the hair.
When it had dried, I sanded edges with Sandits and smooth over some cracks with a clay slurry.