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Today I learned a valuable lesson in how to not be afraid of unfamiliar art supplies^_^ I also learned that sometimes that fear is justified, but you just have to keep trying again because eventually you'll succeed. Kind of like playing Legend of Zelda, actually.

...i totally cheated on the camera angleXD her ears are sort of level but one sticks out more than the other. At least I got the size almost the same... I think I'm just going to photograph her in profile from now onXD

Apoxie Sculpt is without a doubt the hardest thing I have worked with (well, short of whittling). It comes out kind of... greyish (shoulda splurged for the SuperWhite) and takes acrylic color very very reluctantly while it's workable. And to add extra fun and excitement, there's a working time limit of about half an hour once the two parts are mixed together!=.=;


The white part actually takes color pretty well, but then the catalyst comes along AND RUINS EVERYTHING ASHGSJKFHLAKSJF:LKG:ALSKG;l Trying to add more color after mixing is NOT a good idea, because for one thing it suddenly develops an anti-paint quality DX and more paint squishes out than is mixed in. And the color doesn't ever improve, either, so there doesn't seem to be any point to it.:/

Also, adding color turns its texture from clay to... cookie dough, although from how some people were describing it I was sort of expecting cake batterXD Which sent me into PANIC MODE at first, but then I remembered that if I let it sit for a while it sort of calms down. However, TIME IS NOT SOMETHING YOU HAVE A LOT OF WHEN WORKING WITH EPOXY.=.=;

actually, when I don't color it, it's pretty nice to work with. sort of like a polymer clay texture. it smooths with water so I can get rid of fingerprints easily (a cotton bud dipped in water works nicely). It sets up opaque and plasticky, which I do not like. but it can be sanded.

So I'm going to leave the ears to cure overnight and tomorrow I will attempt to sand and paint them. I hope the points don't just fall off=.=; actually because I have to work quickly with the apoxie it doesn't take that long if I have to redo it (this is actually my THIRD attempt), butafahskasjlklfGAH.DX
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