Saturday, July 7, 2012

Making Mermaid Tails & Fins

Mermaid tails and fins for small dolls can be made of any material; they are all imaginary so be creative. All use wire armatures to form the shape and add strength and are attached to your doll's main wire armature. The main armature usually goes down to where the feet (human) would have been and a loop is made for attaching the fin. I found these tutorials that show you how to make a tail and fins:

The second is a fin made from thin cellophane, such as Angelina or Fantasy Film. http://www.ooakdollart.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=2096 

The third uses cloth for the tail.
http://www.cynthiahoweminiatures.com/mermaid.htm

Here is some information on two ways to create scale texture on a polymer clay tail.
http://www.polymerclaycentral.com/texture_tool.html
http://www.sculptuniversity.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=121&Itemid=151



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