The background is thin wood that I had custom cut in the gothic arch shapes. One of them was split to make matching doors, but those are glued to either side. I then sculpted the ornate stuff using black polymer clay. I really get lost in details. And Ive always loved the good bones in antique furniture and architecture. They look so good even worn and pared down to nothing because of it.
I am sorry for asking so many questioins but I am just amazed at everything you have done. Did you have to use something to adhere the polymer clay details to the wood or does it just naturally become one with the wood when you cook it. Also when you adhere the figure to the wood do you just use a rod. Do you use any sort of glue?and what kind? I tried making a figure with a rod but I don't think it worked quite right. Should i cook my figure with a rod sticking out and then drill a hole in my base to secure it.? Once again sorry for the questions.
The polymer does stick to the wood but if you need more stickiness rubb the wood with some oil. It sticks well to the wood but if you have a very hard wood adding glue and drying that first would help.
after sculpting and baking the figure, drill your hole and add a peg.