Welcome back. Now first off I must say I have had a bit of bad luck with my altar and had to redo it (yet again). But alas never fear because it provided me with the inspiration I needed to bust out some modelling putty! Now this one is real easy and literally took me 20 minutes to do.
Ok so the items you will need for this week are
-The base of your altar
-A sculpting tool
-A bottle cap (weird right?)
I have decided to sculpt an eye onto my altar now but will still leave the minotaurs on the top, as I was really happy with how they were looking.
Step 1: Grab some modelling putty and role it into a little ball. Then place it in the centre of your base like so. In the picture I have used some grey modelling putty that I picked up real cheap from an arts and craft store, but you can pick up similar stuff from hardware and hobby stores too.
Step 2: Using your bottle cap smooth out the ball onto the surface. Moisten the flat side of the bottle cap to make it move smoothly without sticking.
Step3: Using the sharp part of your hobby tool create an incision down the centre of the putty from top to bottom
Step4: Using the flat part of the hobby tool, draw out the incision you have made, making it look like a wound that is gaping. Place more emphasis with making the middle portion wider and the end parts narrower.
Step 5: Role out two lengths of green stuff. Make sure one is longer then the other but only by a little bit.
Step 6: Place the smaller piece under the putty and then place the larger piece on the top like so.
Make sure that when you place the larger piece of green stuff on top it slightly covers the top portion of the iris.
Step 7: Use your lid and flatten out the green stuff. Then using the flat part of the hobby tool, draw back the inner portion of the eye (this creates a little ridge). You can also adjust the size of the gaps on either side of the eye here to make it look more symmetrical.
Step 8: Next, use the flat part of the hobby tool to draw out the edges of the eye so it blends into the base of your altar. Don’t worry if it isn’t smooth, as we can always place some PVA glue over the top of it to smooth it out.
So that’s the Ol’ Evil Eye for the moment. Next week we will get into painting it and finishing of our altar!
Now before anyone asks we all know that evil things have red-orange eyes so this will have a similar palette of colours .
That’s it for this week
Until next time, stay safe and hobby hard