A close-up look at Christine’s ballerina and pom pom penguin sculptures
Today I’m going to share with you how Christine created some ballerina and pom pom penguin sculptures. When Christine was working on the penguins, she needed to drill some holes into the resin feet of the penguins. She uses a small drill bit on her Dremel power tool to make the holes. Yikes! I was very close to the drill bit that was used to drill holes into the penguins’ feet. Look at all of the kinked resin pieces left on the drill bit after Christine drilled the holes. Why do holes need to be drilled into the feet?
Wire leg armatures for the penguin sculptures
The holes need to be drilled so the wires for the legs can be attached to the penguin sculptures. In the photo shown above the wires are a bit too long. They need to be trimmed down a bit.
Progress continues on the penguin sculptures
Now the feet are securely attached with the FixIt Sculpt by Aves Studio. You can also see that Christine used aluminum foil to help form the tails for the penguin sculptures. She used wire mesh and masking tape to help make the penguins’ wings.
How the pom poms were attached
Here’s a close-up view of how the pom poms were attached to the penguin’s wings. It was a little challenging for Christine to create the pom poms. She bought a store bought pom pom and then cut shorter strips to use for the pom poms. After she created the pom poms, she used the wires at the base of the pom poms to securely attach them to the wings.
More sculpting completed
Now the penguin sculptures are almost completely sculpted with the FixIt sculpt. The ballerina is standing with its wings in position to do a beautiful ballet routine. And the pom pom penguin is holding the poms ready to do a dance and cheer.
Dance little penguin ballerina, dance!
Christine had fun creating the ballerina tutu for the penguin sculpture. She used strips of tulle that she tied to a satin cord to make the tutu. As she worked on it, she couldn’t wait to attach it to the penguin’s body. She found some useful tips on how to make the tutu here at this blog “Duds for Dolls.”
U-rah-rah! The pom pom penguin sculpture is completed!
Here I am posed next to the penguin ballerina sculpture. She’s so busy working on her dance routine. I hope you enjoyed this look at how Christine created her Up-Cycled light bulb penguin sculptures. Take care!