I need design help, kinda odd

I need design help, kinda odd

Post by Tiggerson » Fri, 24 Jul 1998 04:00:00



I finally figured out what to get my DH for his birthday.  It's only
this Saturday.  We saw the movie Smoke Signals (which I totally and
absolutely recommend to all!!!) and he loved one of the songs.  It's
called John Wayne's Teeth.  So, I bought the soundtrack.

        I need help with how to make the teeth themselves, though.  I want to
make teeth to put on the package, but how?  I can't use my own as
models, although it did occur to me.  I don't have easy access to
dentures.  
        Should I make the teeth, bake them, then set them into pink gums?  How
do I mold all those bumps and cracks?  AAAAAAAAAA!!!!!

        I am having fun, though, finally having a real "challenge" design.  I
was in an awful slump for quite a while there...

        Thanks for all of your help!

Bounce...
        Bounce...
                Bounce...      
                        Tiggersong

 
 
 

I need design help, kinda odd

Post by Stephanie Michlin » Fri, 24 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Think I would make the teeth first then set them in the gums.  Remember to make
them pearly white!

Stephanie

Quote:

> I finally figured out what to get my DH for his birthday.  It's only
> this Saturday.  We saw the movie Smoke Signals (which I totally and
> absolutely recommend to all!!!) and he loved one of the songs.  It's
> called John Wayne's Teeth.  So, I bought the soundtrack.

>         I need help with how to make the teeth themselves, though.  I want to
> make teeth to put on the package, but how?  I can't use my own as
> models, although it did occur to me.  I don't have easy access to
> dentures.
>         Should I make the teeth, bake them, then set them into pink gums?  How
> do I mold all those bumps and cracks?  AAAAAAAAAA!!!!!

>         I am having fun, though, finally having a real "challenge" design.  I
> was in an awful slump for quite a while there...

>         Thanks for all of your help!

> Bounce...
>         Bounce...
>                 Bounce...
>                         Tiggersong


 
 
 

I need design help, kinda odd

Post by Echo » Sat, 25 Jul 1998 04:00:00


The best collore is an ivory and translucent mix.
Then after making the teeth set them in to a 'U' of flesh/translucent mixture.
Do not use pure pink unless you are going for a more commic look. In that case
you might as well get a pair of chatter teeth from Spencers gifts.

Lysle

 
 
 

I need design help, kinda odd

Post by Robert Houghtalin » Sat, 25 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Do you really need theeth? Maybe you could use something with teeth
marks in it or something with a bite out of it. Transfer a picture of
the Duke to a sheet of clay. Then use a piece of tubing to take a series
of half round cuts out of it. Make a clay apple and take a bite out of
it (brush your teeth real good afterwards). A miniature cowboy hat with
a bite out of the brim would get the idea across.
--
Robert Houghtaling
Sculpture and Design
P.O. Box 256
Los Olivos, CA 93441
1-800-305-6779-X99,  FAX (805) 688-0341

 
 
 

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Post by Sara Jane Why » Sat, 25 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>    I need help with how to make the teeth themselves, though.  I want to
> make teeth to put on the package, but how?  I can't use my own as
> models, although it did occur to me.  I don't have easy access to
> dentures.  
>    Should I make the teeth, bake them, then set them into pink gums?  How
> do I mold all those bumps and cracks?  AAAAAAAAAA!!!!!
>    I am having fun, though, finally having a real "challenge" design.  I
> was in an awful slump for quite a while there...
>    Thanks for all of your help!
> Bounce...
>    Bounce...
>            Bounce...      
>                    Tiggersong

        I have made small teeth using Maureen Carlson's suggestions,
briefly:
        Bend strip of off-white clay (I used a translucent/white/ecru
blend) over appropriately sized dowel, can,...whatever - in a u-shaped
piece.  I covered the dowel with foil that I taped in place while I was
shaping the teeth.  Shape teeth to your satisfaction leaving the upper
half of the strip solid to anchor the teeth together (although if I were
going to make dentures instead of pushing the teeth into the mouth of a
sculpted head, I would thin the top part a little).  Bake teeth in place
over dowel/can.  Add gums and rebake (probably still over shaper.)
        When I do this for a head I tend to do a mini-run of several
shapes and slightly different sizes to try on the best effect.
        Good luck! sounds like fun.

Sara Jane Whyte

 
 
 

I need design help, kinda odd

Post by P?rr? T?rr?n » Sat, 25 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>    I need help with how to make the teeth themselves, though.  I want to
>make teeth to put on the package, but how?  I can't use my own as
>models, although it did occur to me.  I don't have easy access to
>dentures.  
>    Should I make the teeth, bake them, then set them into pink gums?  How
>do I mold all those bumps and cracks?  AAAAAAAAAA!!!!!

Tiggersong,

I would suggest making the tooth first and then making the gums. I am not
sure if this works, but suggesting anyhow:
how about biting a raw potato (and spitting it out quickly !) and then
using that as a mold ? You can rinse most of the starch out of it, and even
if you get some of it to clay it supposingly is not so bad, after all I use
potato starch as a mold release agent (we dont have corn starch here). I
dont know if it works, but maybe it is worth trying...

P?RR?

--
If I would have to choose between polyclay and chocolate
I would take polyclay.

http://www.dlc.fi/~markkujt/index.html

 
 
 

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Post by DBuck268 » Sat, 25 Jul 1998 04:00:00


I wonder if you could find some of those joke store chattering teeth? Try the
toy section. Or mabe you could make a mold from a plastic toy to get the teeth.
It's amazing the textures I've stolen from my son's plastic toys!
Jody Bishel
 
 
 

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Post by Claylady » Sat, 25 Jul 1998 04:00:00


How close are you with your dentist?? Ask him/her if you could take a mold from
one of his models.  What have you got to loose? Except for the whole office
thinking :"its that nutty lady again....quick, hide the teeth!!" <VBG>

Theresa

 
 
 

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Post by JPM2000 » Thu, 30 Jul 1998 04:00:00


why not just use the fimo mold of teeth our wal-mart in Des Moines carries
it and a few other molds  just an idea

Pest

Quote:


>> I need help with how to make the teeth themselves, though.  I want to
>> make teeth to put on the package, but how?  I can't use my own as
>> models, although it did occur to me.  I don't have easy access to
>> dentures.
>> Should I make the teeth, bake them, then set them into pink gums?  How
>> do I mold all those bumps and cracks?  AAAAAAAAAA!!!!!

>> I am having fun, though, finally having a real "challenge" design.  I
>> was in an awful slump for quite a while there...

>> Thanks for all of your help!

>> Bounce...
>> Bounce...
>> Bounce...
>> Tiggersong

> I have made small teeth using Maureen Carlson's suggestions,
>briefly:
> Bend strip of off-white clay (I used a translucent/white/ecru
>blend) over appropriately sized dowel, can,...whatever - in a u-shaped
>piece.  I covered the dowel with foil that I taped in place while I was
>shaping the teeth.  Shape teeth to your satisfaction leaving the upper
>half of the strip solid to anchor the teeth together (although if I were
>going to make dentures instead of pushing the teeth into the mouth of a
>sculpted head, I would thin the top part a little).  Bake teeth in place
>over dowel/can.  Add gums and rebake (probably still over shaper.)
> When I do this for a head I tend to do a mini-run of several
>shapes and slightly different sizes to try on the best effect.
> Good luck! sounds like fun.

>Sara Jane Whyte