Armatures

 ArmaturesWire

Step One
Use Armature Wire to create the basic skeleton for the artwork. 
Step Two
Wrap newspaper around the wire and secure with masking tape to pad out the structure. The more padding, the less surface material required 

Armatures: Poly Shapes & Wire

Step One
Attach Poly Shapes together using a toothpick. Use Supertac on both ends to secure. 
Step Two
Use a satay stick to poke holes in the Poly shape. Insert wire into the holes and secure with masking tape 
Step Three
Continue adding wire until you are happy with the form.  
Step Four
Cover the armature with a thin layer of Magiclay to add bulk and smooth over the the suface.
Step Five
Add detail by pressing in items such as wire mesh to create texture. 
Step Six
Allow to dry. Your armature is now complete and ready to decorate. 

 Armatures: Poly & Cardboard Shapes

Step One
Use masking tape to secure poly shapes to cardboard. 
Step Two
Press down masking tape to sit flat on the form. 
Step Three
Continue adding to the form until you are happy with the shape.


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