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26 Apr 2009 - 22:3713454
Attaching FIMO- Help?
Okay, I've never used FIMO before but for my Peach cosplay I was planning on using it to make the gem on the front of her dress, but I do have a couple of questions. Firstly, is there any sort of coat or varnish type situation I can use to make it look shiny? And secondly, does anyone know a good way of actually attaching the clay to the dress once it's done? I've only ever used FIMO in a classroom situation before so I'm not entirely sure of what to do- any help is appreciated!

(And if you know an even better way of doing this let me know! )


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26 Apr 2009 - 23:1413458
Quote Fables:
Okay, I've never used FIMO before but for my Peach cosplay I was planning on using it to make the gem on the front of her dress, but I do have a couple of questions. Firstly, is there any sort of coat or varnish type situation I can use to make it look shiny? And secondly, does anyone know a good way of actually attaching the clay to the dress once it's done? I've only ever used FIMO in a classroom situation before so I'm not entirely sure of what to do- any help is appreciated!

(And if you know an even better way of doing this let me know! )


I used normal clear vanish you get at the DIY shop it seems to make it really nice and shiny... you can attatch it by putting a brooch pin before baking the clay or by glueing it on ... I've used fimo a few times and it can do alsorts you just need to be abit careful when smoothing it and you have to know when its finishd because once it is baked you cant move it anymore...

hope this helps

LIMEGREENJELLY X


27 Apr 2009 - 11:5213480
For permenant fixing you can twist some small wire loops out of plain paper clips and half bury them in the soft fimo before you bake. (make sure the buried part is bent so it can't pull out). Then use the loops like when sewing on a button.
For temporary build the fimo onto an exeisting broach, or button badge (must be metal though) and just wear like a broach.

Johnsons 'Klear' floorshine is an amazing clear glossy varnish. It is non smell and dries real fast. You can like paint it on and build up a few coats to make a deep lustre. You can find it normally in the supermarkets by all the other floor cleaning/polishing products.


27 Apr 2009 - 16:0313499
When I made my broach for my sailor venus cosplay (which is similar to what you're making) I used clear nail varnish and super glued a broach pin to the back. Worked wonders!! (and was really cheap!)


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28 Apr 2009 - 15:2813557
Awww Fables, you'll be such a cute Princess Peach ^^ (We'll have to get SSBB & SSBM Peach photos together when all is done ... cannae wait to do Peach wig O_O)

Righto! For varnish you can use clear varnish that you get from DIY shops, Wilkinsons, that kind of thing (cheap and does the trick) though depending on how shiny you want it, you can go for Matte or Gloss. I prefer the Matt because things that are too shiny look awkward on photographs sometimes but that's just my personal preference. That, or you could spray or paint it with glass or satin enamel which will dry shiny.

As for attaching it, I can only think of all the methods that have already been mentioned. If you're going to put metal loops in the back it will be difficult to bake it properly because the loops will have to be on the back and they'll get squashed. I go with GunstarVixen and say that just super glue/hot glue/ otherwise glue (;P) a brooch pin onto the back to pin it to your costume. It shouldn't fall off because I'm assuming it won't be too heavy unless you're making it HUGE XD


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