Welcome everyone! I was recently commissioned to create custom POP! figures for a wedding, and I wanted to share the process with you all.
- DIY POP! Figures
- Sculpey Original Clay
- Sculpting Tools
- Spray Paint
- Acrylic Paint
- Masking Tape
- Aluminum Foil
- Clear Coat Spray
- White Candy Boxes
- White Tissue Paper
- Painting brushes
I begin the process of modeling by opening the Sculpey and " relaxing " the clay. Meaning I knead the clay until it is malleable. I started with the female characters and the first thing I did was model the base for the dresses.
Once was done I started working on the hair. I rolled out small pieces of clay and applied them to the head.
I then started working the hair style indicated by my client.
I then started working on the male figure's hair and beards.
Once complete they were ready for the oven!
Baking is a simple process, I placed all the figures on aluminum that I placed on a flat baking tray.
I followed the instructions on the box and baked the figures in my home oven.
I then let the figures cool at room temperature and moved on to the next step.
I began with masking out the areas I did not want to paint since the male figures were wearing white shirts.
I used spray paint for the skin tone and hand painted the other details with brush and acrylic.
After all the painting was complete, I gave each figure a clear coat to protect the paint job.
For packaging I went to Hobby Lobby and found small white boxes that were the rough size of the figure.
I wrapped each figure in white tissue paper and then placed them in the boxes.
I attached a note and my business card on each on and delivered the project to my client.
Here are more photos of my commission. I hope you all enjoyed my Instructable and try to make one of your own. As always thanks for watching, until next time Cheers!