There are four things that one needs to do in order to bring your sculpting work up to a professional level:
- One: You need to “felt” the bottom of your stage. This prevents your sculpture, your art work from damaging any underlying furniture or shelving. You can get thin felting sheets at JoAnn Fabrics or Michaels and cut them to fit your base. Then glue them on using a thin white glue so there are no bumps or lumps.
- Two: Be sure your work is signed. Use a Sharpie marker or other waterproof marker. Collectibles are known for the artist’s name and/or series. If you can squeeze a date on it, all the better.
- Three: Go over your finished art work and be sure you have covered and/or hidden any gluing or stitching that might have been used in its creation. Nothing screams “beginner” more than glue strands.
- Four: Once you are ready to debut your work publicly, you may want to change from the mohair wool we use in my courses to alpaca hair or lambs wool hair. There are suppliers of this all over the web. The hair can be quite expensive, but it is worth the investment.