How to Make an Aluminum Foil Armature
How to Make an Aluminum Foil Armature
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Portrait Sculpting

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How to Make an Aluminum Foil Armature

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How to Make an Aluminum Foil Armature

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Andrew Joseph Keith
In this lesson, I will show you my method for building an aluminum foil armature for portrait sculpting.
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Roy Nottage
Thanks for these great variation of armature approaches! Although this particular tutorial was regarding polymer clay, just thought I'd add a note about using aluminium foil with oil-based clay. Personally I've found if you're planning to reclaim and reuse the clay down the line, oil-based clay doesn't always peel away from the foil without it ripping. This can leave very small aluminium shrapnel in the clay. Which isn't ideal if (like me) you reheat oil-based clay in the microwave. So in that scenario, I tend to add an external layer of a different material to the foil (like sellotape) before applying the clay. Just so it parts from the clay easier.
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Andrew Joseph Keith
Yes this is a great point! that's why I usually use a paper and masking tape armature for oil based clays.
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