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Definitely going to follow this one! My little girl wants to do a fairy garden, and I'm thinking we may do a live oak for her garden. I was going to attempt something like this along these lines (I've researched stop motion and armature building) but wasn't sure what I was doing. What gauge wire did you use? (Edit: Nevermind. I'm a dork. It's right there! 24...) Is there a benefit to using milliput over super sculpty or green stuff? Just curious! 

 

Thanks for the awesome tutorial!

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No problem!  I've got a lot on my plate right now, otherwise I'd try to make a few more different types of trees.  I like the milliput for this because it dries rock hard.  I've tried sculpey and greenstuff- the only one I wouldn't recommend would be the sculpey because it doesn't stick to the wire well.  I'd say if you want to use the sculpey- put a layer of something else underneath it.  Greenstuff tends to be a bit more flexible even after it dries.  But greenstuff and milliput both work great.  I just think of the milliput as being stronger when thinner.

 

here's the one I made from sculpey:

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Good luck and have fun!

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So I've checked both Michael's and Hobby Lobby.... No Milliput available locally. I'll have to order the stuff. I did manage to find everything else though.

No I have yet to find milliput in a store locally I think I read somewhere it is more of a UK thing but Michaels DOES have sculpey and a WIDE array of FIMO in varying colors which is worth a shot

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Oh yes, there was a TON of Sculpty and FIMO! I could be in Sculpty and FIMO up to my armpits! LOL! I was just following Corporea's suggestion about not using Sculpty as it tends to not stick to the armature wire. I wonder if it'd stick better if you primed the wire first... I do have a bit of greenstuff so I could try that. 

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