Faun and the Moon In Process Photos
Welcome Patrons! Here are some in-process photos for patrons only of my Faun in the Moon piece. If you have any questions about anything, just leave a comment and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can!
The structure was created using 1/4″ threaded rod, a pipe bender and heavy aluminum wire for the moon. I attached to two together using WORBLA, a thermoplastic product you have to buy from the UK but it’s very strong. You could also use gorilla tape.
Worbla works by heating it up with a heat gun until pliable and then you wrap it around whatever you want and when it cools, it is very strong.
I built up the moon using tinfoil and tape. I did not use solid chocolate or Rice Cereal Treats because I did not want it to be heavy
I built up the body with more wire and covered in modeling chocolate and fondant. I use the aluminum floral wire from the craft department. I made the craters in the moon with various sized ball tools. I then airbrushed the entire thing in light blue then dry brushed on some white food color to bring out the details.
The arms and hands where very tricky because I wanted them holding a flute. I ended up taping the two arms together so they would not pull away when I applied the fondant over the top.
All the texture on the fur was created using soft sugar shapers from sugarworks.com They are really great for putting in texture
The background was created by hanging some christmas lights and then applying a bokeh technique to my camera lens. I made a star shape. You can see the tutorial I used here.
The water effect was created using isomalt from simicakes and confections. I covered the board in some tinfoil to make the isomalt really reflective. I put some masking tape around the edge of the board. I doubled it up just in case and then melted isomalt and poured it over the board until it covered the entire surface. The isomalt does not melt the tape.