Monday, June 18, 2012

Buying Polymer Clay On-Line

Here in Florida and many other parts of the country, it is HOT most of the year! During the hot months, clay can bake in your mailbox, while in transit or in the delivery truck. It is better to order clay during the cooler months but if you do order during the rest of the year, plan ahead.

Most sellers send a notice of shipping with a tracking number. If you will not be home when your mail is delivered, have an ice chest or some type of cooler close to your mail box with ice in it. You should speak to, or leave a note for your mail carrier asking him to leave any packages in the cooler. This will greatly reduce any accidental baking due to the sun.

Some sellers will freeze clay prior to shipping.  Check the shipping policy of the seller and be sure to instruct the seller that you want the clay frozen! The clay will most likely not be frozen by the time of delivery, but it will help during transit and should arrive cool.


Sellers that do ship frozen clay, and carry brands of our favorite doll making clays, can be found here:
http://www.thedollmakersstudio.com/main.sc
http://www.ooakartistemporium.com/PolymerClay.html

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Tudor Style Costume

We found this doll maker who shares a series of photos about the making of her doll's Tudor style dress. Check it out:
http://angeliqueminiatures.wordpress.com/2012/03/31/the-making-of-queen-jane/

Friday, June 1, 2012

Mixing Viscose Wigging

To get a natural look to your doll's wig, you may want to have more than one shade of a color in the viscose wigging fiber. One method of achieving that is described here:
http://aleahklay.blogspot.com/2012/01/dyeing-viscose-doll-hair-streaking.html