Work with very clean hands. I
like to use hand wipes, they are also very good for cleaning your tools
or you can use baby oil. Mix gray and brown fimo with just a touch of black,
don't mix it to much as you want it to have a marbleized look, sort of
like ebony. Roll your marbleized fimo through the pasta machine or with
a roller by hand. Roll it thicker in the pasta machine and gradually
thinner. Work with a rolled out piece that is approximately 1/16" thick
on a tile or other suitable working surface.
Draw a comb and various brush
styles on paper.
With your printed 'cut out pattern'
on top of your fimo draw around your design. Lift off the pattern and cut
around the edges of the shapes with an Xacto knife.
Press the screw or spring into
the comb to make a tooth design.
Cut oval shapes of white
fimo to be the bristles for the brushes. With a pin put brush hair marks
around the outside edges of the brushes. These will be glued on the brushes
Tooth Brush and Tool Kit
Roll out a piece of the marbleized
fimo even thinner than you used for the brushes. Cut out a very thin piece
for the toothbrush. Attach a tiny piece of white for the bristles. Press
a pin design in to create the bristles. Cut a rectangular piece for the
tool kit. Cut a narrow piece that will be used for the holder part. Now
cut out small pieces similar to the designs shown above for the scissors
and nail files. After you have cut each of them out attach them to the
fimo rectangular piece. Take the thin piece of fimo and press over top
as if it is holding each of the tools in place. Let the thin piece overlap
on either end. You will paint the tools silver after they are baked.
Razor, Shaving Brush and Pipe
Roll out a piece of white fimo
with a touch of brown to get an ivory colour. Cut the bottom of a razor
and the top and put them together. For the shaving brush, shape a knob
of brown fimo and put a piece of white on top, press bristle designs into
it. To make a pipe roll a thin roll of black fimo larger at one end and
shape both ends to look like the photo.
Soften a piece of black fimo
and shape into a circle. I pressed it into a piece of fabric to get a leather
looking texture. Take two pieces of sewing thread and press in a zipper
Press a single thread on either
side of the bag to look like a seam.
Press it flat on the bottom.
Bake all of the pieces at 265
degrees for 15 min.
You can now glue the bristles
onto the brushes. I took a brush and gave the bristles a light wash of
brown acrylic paint to accentuate the bristles and antique them a bit.
Using a silver paint or pen,
colour the scissors and nail files and the razor.
Gloss the mirror and brushes
and the top of the pipe.
Arrange all of your men's dresser
pieces on a dresser or a piece of ribbon that can be places on a dresser.
I hope you enjoy this project
and will let me know how it turns out. I would love to post any photos
of your projects or ideas of how you used these projects.