Hey everyone, this is the Sun and Moon plush prototype by Squishable. I’m actually the designer of these guys. The design won Open Squish in winter and now it’s on We Squish, a system where so many backers must preorder in order for it to get made.
It needs 26 more backers in 5 days!
I don’t gain anything from it meeting the goal, but many people want it made, so even if you’re uninterested, a signal boost would be awesome.
I'm wondering how do you get your ryuko sword coated all in white w/ the paper mache? Unless you use modge podge for that?
If I understand right, I think the white you’re referring to is because of the type of paper I used with the mâché. It’s newsprint paper I had from an art store, it’s basically cheap newspaper with no print. Blank newspaper. It doesn’t matter if you use actual newspaper or newsprint.
Progress for the art show at Otakon (I think fanart based on historical paintings is allowed?)
"Levi Crossing the Big Ass Trees"
Back again since I finally got around to the paper mache part of my scissor xD After I put a couple layers of it down, you think Elmer's/Wood glue will suffice as a sealant rather than modge podge? Thank you again :)
I really don’t know anything about sealing as the only time I’ve had to do it, I used Modge Podge or this Minwax finishing glaze stuff from Lowes (which I wouldn’t use for a prop). So sorry can’t really help you there ^ ^; I’d look up methods of using diluted glue as a sealer before you act on it.
My half of the job is done :’)
My fave part, Connie:
Seeing it tonight ahhhhh! The first is my favorite movie and also OST. Already ordered the second one. Toothless eternal hard to draw
Kenny: ”THIS TOWN AIN’T BIG ENERF FER TH’ BOTH ERV US”
Levi: ”ravioli ravioli give me the formuoli”
I have Chinese friends and can confirm this is 100% correct translation.
Another question about the blade xD Was the masking tape + paper mâché used to kind of seal the foam underneath? Cause I heard that spray paint eats away at it usually, just making sure. Also, did you use the x-Acto/model knife to carve the edges and detail into the blade?
Yes, from experience spray paint will eat bare foam. So those steps you mentioned are indeed done to prevent this. The tape also ensures a good hold on the pieces, and the paper mâché makes a smoother surface (and also I believe spray paint or primer won’t stick as well to the masking tape as it does paper)
And yes, just an xacto blade will do. There’s wasn’t much difference in ease between that and the boxcutter knife, really. But there is most definitely a better tool out there to do it with, like maybe even a kitchen knife, those things were just what I had at the time and worked well lol