I’m gonna attempt something different, I usually post reviews (that’s what I made the blog for in the first place) but with Ireth we’re trying to create something bigger and better, so we want to talk about conventions and cosplay-world, and posting tutorials to help y’all!
- white foam, 2mm
- worbla’s finest art
- champagne corks
- acrilic woodglue
- relief paint
- gold, silver, black and brown acrilic colors
I painted both the handle and the blade with acrilic woodglue, you can also use air-drying clay, papier-mache and/or putty. When it hardened, sand it down until the surface is completely smooth, then cover it with a layer of clear varnish.
Once the vernish has dried, sketch the pattern on the handle and on the blade with a permanent marker. In my opinion, you don’t have to exactly follow the reference, no-one will notice if you slightly change the adornment. Still, I used this as a reference for the handle, and the vectorised pattern I’ve linked before for the blade.
When you’re satisfied with the sketched on pattern, draw it with a 3D pen. I used some relief paste, is something for painting outlines on glass and porcelain. Let it dry for a long time, otherwise it will ruin the whole pattern if you paint on it while it’s still fresh.
(I used pebeo metal touch deco, in Gold code 301)
About shading: this is what really makes cosplay props alive, and the better you master it the better your props will look! (I’m not very good at it otl)
You shade the silver by mixturing it with some black, and creating a dark-gray, and you shade the gold with some brown. There are two ways of shading:
1. The elaborate way: shade it with a tiny brush, know the shadows and recreate them on the pattern.
2. The fast and easy way: dab the color all over it with a sponge, then roughly wipe over it with a tissue. Repeat a few times.
Method one is more suited for things that are new, taken care of and clean. Method two fits old, battered and dirty objects.
Guess which one I used! 😉