Thank you to everyone who voted last week! The ear whisper girl got the most votes by far so I DID end up going with her.
First I made a skeleton out of wire and foil to support the figure. If you look behind the glass head you'll see my first sculpture that I spent a LOT of time on. It didn't fit in the head in the end so this was my second figure.
I gold leafed the inside of the head so you could only see the figure from the sides and back. The whole idea is that the girl is telling a "secret."
This is the mold we made from the sculpture. The original sculpy figure is much more fragile and I wanted her to be white so we cast her in durable plastic.
We filled the mold with the mixture of these two chemicals. Once mixed they go from a clear liquid to solid opaque plastic in about 4-5 minutes. It's amazing to watch.
Unfortunately we had air bubbles in her breasteses...we had to make a second cast.
With our second cast we made a very elaborate base for her to stand on (the inside of a Tupperware container)
And I coated it with gold leaf to make it look fancy.
pop it in place and TA-DA finished!