With swirls born of machines and magic, these dapper darlings inspire sugary mischief wherever they go. The spirit of a Froyo Fella is a dichotomy of crunchy, creamy complexity. Sharper than ice cream, these low fat adventurers brave the sunshine to seek a life outside the froyo shop, wild animals in their own right. The Froyo Fellas are full of wiggles and giggles, but sometimes bite–so watch your fingers.
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To paint the eyes, I masked out the area and airbrushed them with black acrylic. All that’s left to do is some minor touch ups, assembly, and varnishing! You can find out when these sweeties go up for sale on Etsy by subscribing to my newsletter. Stay tuned for overwhelming cuteness!
The first round of paint is an ivory black/ burnt sienna mix I brushed into the details. This layer will create shadows and texture that will show through the upper layers. Next up, airbrushing midtones.
I’m using a gap filling superglue to attach the sprinkles. The sprinkles are tinted epoxy clay.
Masking swirls in preparation for paint–double flavor twist Froyo Fellas!
Atlanta folks, come check out the Froyo Fella prototype in person! He’ll be joined with other sweet cuties June 13th at Paper Ghost Studio, 6-10 pm. http://paperghoststudio.com/
In the coming weeks, I’ll be finishing up production on an edition of 18 Froyo Fellas. There will be 6 different flavors: vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, mint chocolate chip, vanilla/ chocolate swirl, and vanilla/ strawberry swirl. One of each will have rainbow sprinkles! More progress pictures to come :)
I made these by tinting epoxy clay, extruding it, and slicing them with a blade after the ropes partially cured. I really want to mix them up in a big jar…
I might tweak the colors a little.
I used Smooth-Cast 300. It cures faster in thicker areas, which is why the white blooms in certain spots and spreads out. I sprayed the mold with release, dusting it after with baby powder to help draw the resin into the details.
The first fro-yo cast was successful! Next I’ll be experimenting with different colors and painting techniques so I can plan a color scheme for the edition. Yay!
I use a sandable primer to fill in any imperfections and get the surface super smooth. I usually use black so I can see where I’ve already been. Done with the wet sanding, ready for a sealer coat, and then off to the mold making stage!
Adding detail to the fro-yo swirl in layers.