Apoxy sculpt..... I really hate the smell. It almost makes me gag . It reminds me of rotten fish or stinky socks. It is great stuff though !
I am just in the process of making some bear noses and thought I'd share. I am almost finished that bear that was a near disaster the other day. In the end I think it will turn out nicer than what I had planned with that grey fur. So, maybe it was a good thing to have the fur rip.
Back to noses......
I use two mediums:
1)polymer clay like Fimo or Sculpy (which you need to bake at 265C for 25-30min.
2)unbreakable 2 part apoxy sculpt (Which air drys in about 3-4 hours or 24 hours to totally cure. This stuff can be drilled and sanded without breaking.
I also add a wire loop in my noses to allow them to be securely sewn onto the bears face.
1) For the Fimo/Sculpy just kneed to soften and insert the wire , then shape the nose. Finger marks can be removed with a tiny bit of rubbing alcohol. Bake as directed above.
2) For the Apoxy mix equal parts of A and B together. It may be sticky so let it sit for an hour. Then add the wire and shape. Let it air dry . The apoxy I bought is a natural color so I add paint when I mix the parts together. It is messy, but I had no luck painting the finished noses. The paint chipped off, although many people tell me it shouldn't.
Hopefully I can add a nose to my bear tomorrow so he can stop and smell the roses.