3D Gnome Tumbler Tutorial Part 1
Base paint and glitter your tumbler. Apply one layer of resin over your glitter to set it in place and have a smooth surface to add your gnome to.
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Take two equal parts of Poxy Sculpt and work them together till completely mixed.
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I start with the nose. Taking a small piece of the Poxy Sculpt and working it into a ball. Place on your tumbler and smooth it out with your finger.
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Take another piece of your PS and roll into thin even (in width or close to) strips for the braids.
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Continue until you have 6 strips.
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Now start your braids. Squish the top together to hold the strips. I make these longer than what I need. Set aside
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Repeat braiding with your other strips.
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Apply your braids by gently pressing them down. Take the excess off at the top. Don’t worry about messing your braid, you remove above the glitter.
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Repeat last step to apply your second braid.
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Separate your ball again and roll out a medium size strip for the rim of the hat. Lay around the tumbler and press the ends together.
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Remove the top of your braids and smooth the rim of the hat.
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Smooth your rim and adjust any loose areas that will be created from trimming your braids.
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Take the rest of your sculpting resin and flatten it out to fill in the top section of the hat. Pinch off the excess at the rim.
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Continue flattening and placing the top of the hat. Smoothing as you go.
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Once the top of the hat is covered go around and make sure it is even and no gaps next to the rim.
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I use a mold to create the bows. Firmly press your PS in the mold and remove the excess. Set aside.
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Using a toothpick I trim the ends of the braids and create the hair detail.
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Here’s a close up of the hair detail. This will dry like this and give you lots of depth once painted.
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Now for any hat details. You can use any object to create patterns or textures so get creative!
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I’m adding a heart to the hat. Flatten a small piece and trim to the shape of a heart. You can shape up and smooth the edges with your toothpick.
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Flatten the edges and smooth up any spots that need smoothing.
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Smooth any areas by lightly pressing. Now we wait for our bows to cure. I set a timer for 3 hours. That way they are firm but still pliable.
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Remove the bows from the mold (after around 3 hours) and place on the braids by gently pressing down.
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To make the tip of the hat flatten a piece of PS and shape how you want it to fall. Once it’s smoothed out add your texture to match the rest.
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Make the ball of the hat by rolling a small piece then gently press on the tip of the hat.
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I’m use a tooth pick to give it a fluffy look. Gently poke the ball with the toothpick and that will create the fluff.
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Take a baby wipe and clean up any smudges that may be on your tumbler. Let dry at least 4 hours then it’s ready to paint. Check out Part 2 to finish.
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