Sunday, March 18, 2012

Warming Clay


As you know, you need to condition your clay before you begin to sculpt your doll. It is usually cold and very stiff when you open the package. One way to warm the clay prior to conditioning it is to place the wrapped clay into a heating pad (the pad will not get hot enough to start to cure the clay). Here is a link to a tutorial with more information about this technique for warming, softening and applying clay:
http://madsculptor.blogspot.com/2011/12/appling-clay.html

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Giving Tibetan Lamb The 'Look' You Want

Once you have a piece of Tibetan lamb hair, you need to determine if it has the 'look' you want for your doll. Is it too straight? Too curly? Or just fuzzy? You can give the hair the texture you want. Instructions can be found here: http://morezmore.com/myblog/2010/12/15/stylingtibetanlamb/

Monday, March 5, 2012

How To Thin Beacon's Fabri-Tac Glue

Did you know you can thin Fabri-Tac glue by stirring in acetone - drop by drop - until you get the right consistency?  Lots more good information about using Fabri-Tac glue on its manufacturer's web site:
http://www.beaconadhesives.com/cgfab.html

How To Dye Tibetan Lamb or Mohair

Tibetan lamb or mohair skins are available in lots of colors for use as doll hair. You can also purchase bleached Tibetan lamb or mohair skins and dye the fur yourself. Instructions to dye them are found at this web site:  http://dollmakersjourney.com/dyeingmohair.html

Saturday, March 3, 2012

All About Mohair

One of the choices for wigging small scale dolls is mohair. Follow the link below to learn about it:
http://www.fantasydollsbyd.com/new_page_71.htm