Saturday, 2 May 2009

Latex faced Lady

Good evening!

Presenting... The Latex faced Baba Yaga! Gruesome, isn't she?!
Here she is being held by the suspension hook I installed in her head (nestling underneath that ghastly mane of hair!), so that she can be hung as well as used as a traditional puppet. The mouth-plate took some refiguring as the face is latex and the mouth is considerably smaller than those I have worked with previously. I also chose not to apply the protruding tooth of the smaller model version and original illustration as this would have caused difficulties with the operation of the mouth.
Something I discovered (should you ever decide to work with latex I hope this is of some use to you!) was that Stretchi paints that are specifically made for this type of material made the puppet skin awfully glossy. I wanted more of a sallow look, so mixing various types of everyday foundation and eye shadows seemed to work beautifully. Liquid foundation in 2 shades was applied first, then a creme powder, and then a plethora of eyeshadows mixed to suit.

...Now all I need to do is replenish my make-up supply!



  1. Wow! This is so amazing. And also really terrifying! It must have taken ages - great work :o)

  2. Scream!!!
    Sigh now I'm probably going to have nightmares.

  3. Thanks Dotty! It did, rather. But she was worth the work!
    And Wilkie I'm sorry if she gives you nightmares! I assure you she's friendly most of the time. :)

  4. Thats cool.
    I'm sure she is pretty nice if you get to know her.


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