I wanted to make more Sloths, twins !
And a bit smaller then the other two, the other two are life size 4 Months old and these about 1,5- 2 Months.
I found the noses where good ( especially the first sloth baby) but it took forever to paint, paint again, paint again and varnish.
So I decided to experiment with rubber/latex ?!!
I made a nose with a bit of mouth out of clay, then a plaster mold of the clay nose/mouth.
The liquid latex must be applied with a brush in a thin layer on the inside of the plaster mold.
You have to let it dry and apply another layer, eventually you have to build up eight layers of latex.
I did two layers :-) , quick dried it with the blow dryer and then poured the latex in the mold and poured it out again. Again the blow-dryer on the hottest temperature and VOILA !
The rubber nose has a softer feel but I didn't figure out yet how to paint it. I used a skin-coloured latex and painted it with acrylic paint , it holds but I don't think you can get an even layer.
You can not use oil-based paint on rubber ( oil is a NO NO on rubber) so that is something I have to figure out.
Here is a close-up :
You can glue it with the liquid latex on the wool ( very firm) and and . . . . with the reverse felting needle you can pull out wool through the rubber and make it a bit hairy :-)
So, if anyone is interested I can make a photo-shoot from the entire process ! ( I don't think I described it very clear)
Well, here are the twins, not ready yet but cute so far