OK! So the head armour is well under way!
Kero is starting to feel like a battle cat... or even better, panserbjørne!
Wait... kero isn't a bear D=...
Anyway! The first layer (?) of armour is done, debating whether to add more... just because I can! XD
After all the Muslin was on I etched suns in the style of seal of clow into the foam using a mechanical pencil. No, I know there aren't suns on his armour usually, I thought it would make a nice little flourish however! Artistic license right! It actually looks quite good!
Once I finished etching the suns in (all done freehand mind you) I lathered metallic acrylic paint all over it. Once the paint was dry, I covered it with ink. This worked really well, I worked it into all the little etchings and around the glue, which resulted in the hot glue seams looking really like welding! Happy chance!
However, in places the ink did smear and it was a little darker than I wanted, so I tried something different. Once the ink was dry (and in good daylight!) I put small dabs of paint onto the armour, got a small piece of muslin and rubbed the paint in in circular motions. This lightened it up without undoing all the good i'd done with the ink!
Finally I stuck one of my gems on to see how it looked. Not bad at all!
As I said, perhaps will add more layers on, and I still need to decide what I'm making the red gem with ^^; I'm leaning towards using a red Christmas bauble! XD
What do you think?
I don't think it's too bad considering it's the first time I've made armour!