Naraku Brock shared this great tutorial with us on how she made the belt pieces for her Lady Loki costume.
What do you need:
– pencil, scissors or a knife and maybe paper
– heat gun
– acrylic paint/ spray
– sandpaper and spackle
– basic model/form ( a shape you are copying with worbla)
How does it work, step by step:
Keep your materials and basic models ready. Here you can see the light brown Worbla’s and the basic forms.
Draw a shape or the outline of your basic model.
you’re done? then cut it out – wohooo. (You can cut it easily with a knife or a pair of scissors.)
just a hint: Collect all residues. You can use it later for another project!
Time for the magic weapon: the ultimate heat pistol!
Heat your Worbla’s, it gets soft and pliable.
my second hint: it is TOO hot when your worbla’s is brighter/white and rough.
Put your Worbla’s on your basic model or bend it freehand.
Now you have to wait for it to get cold and solid again.
You should heat all your pieces and bend them into your desired form in one go. This is easier and saves you a lot of time.
You don’t need to do this step, but you can use some spackle to make your worbla’s smoother.
STEP 7 a
If you use spackle, you can grind it down to smoothness with sandpaper.
STEP 7 b
This picture doesn’t show it that well, but you can make out what I mean.
Your goal: make it smooth smooth smooth, like a baby bottom. ^.~
Are you done with the previous step? Now you can use all acrylic paint and spray it as you need. Let them dry very well.
For special effects you can use a second paint to draw on it after the first dried through.
With thanks to Naraku Brock for sharing this with us!