i have been working on a project for a up coming Ren faire and also for Furfright.
now because i tend to get ahead of my self.. i already hand sewn the hand paws together BEFORE i added pawpads. so to pretend this was my plan all along; i decided i would make latex paw pads.
but i have no clue where to start.. i have some Roma clay and i have some latex but i am certain it's the wrong kind ( comes in a round container you can buy at micheals called 'Build A mold') now i am wondering if i can just make a mold out of sculpey ( basiclly a inverted paw pad) or do i have to use the roma clay? also what kind of latex should i use? and can i color it?
also... i have another question, what does everyone use to gloss there noses and mouths? i use this Varish thats called ( i think) Deracoat, which works fine but it tends to peel off. is there a gloss i can use thats shiny yet hardens? i almost thought about using clear expoy...but i didn't think that would work. so i thought i should ask here.
EDIT: i wanted to ask about the varnish..has anyone used the gloss sprays? or the matte finish sprays on anything? i am curious cause both times i had HORRIBLE experince. one i used a spray gloss and it ATE the sculpey nose i made, it basiclly turned the sculpey ( which was baked) into goo. i was so pissed.....and the other day i had painted a long horn my most recent project with gold paint that needed to be sealed, but when i tried to seal it the paint RAN after the paint dried for more then 24 hours... i just thought i would give a warning about spray glosses. cause i have lost many a sculpture to the sprays as well =\