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I wanted to try out an open-mouthed bear as they look so sweet, and have already read about the different possibilities in the library, but I was wondering if anybody could tell me which method would work best for a miniature?
I have tried both methods, but I prefer to use the inset mouth method, so that the side head pieces have a cut in them to insert the, roughly, diamond shaped inside mouth piece. I didn't explain that very well. Here is a picture of my latest open mouth miniature. He is approximately 4inches (10cm) tall.
Thanks for the input, Gail.
I have thought about adding a "ear-shaped" piece onto the chin but having given the tiny fur length this wouldn't work well, I think. I was then thinking about your method but didn't know if it would work out on a small bear, it definitely sounds very fiddly - but I'll try it out!
I have only ever done an open mouth once. I literally just sewed on a third ear onto his chin with a little bit of ultrasuede for his tongue, it worked ok.
did it work well? I mean, I could imagine that with the tiny fur length a gab would still be between the third ear and the rest of the head?!