Monday, July 29, 2013

Sculpting Tiny Toes

This dollmaker shows how he sculpted toes on his very tiny 4-5 inch dolls:

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Get Information About Dolls Using Ball Joints

This link takes you to a request page to receive some ball jointed doll information; a PDF file titled "Zen & the Art of Articulating Dolls Using Balljoints" . If you are thinking of making this type doll you may find the information helpful:

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Problem: Doll Has Tiny Dark Specks On It

Polymer clay attracts lint from clothing like a magnet. Do not wear fluffy or dark clothing. And cover your clothing with a white smock, lab coat or large white cotton blouse.

While sculpting, use baby wipes to regularly clean your hands, work surface and tools.

Keep a separate ball of clay for cleaning. Use it to remove the dirt that magically appears from nowhere off your hands and work surface. You will see that, over time, your ball of clay will be completely dark and dirty.
  • While sculpting, roll your dirty clay ball over your hands and work surface, pressing it well over and under your nails.
  • Put any scraps or leftover clay into your dirty clay ball. Use the clay from the ball for making under-sculpts, skulls’, and for making a bases for your dolls.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Constructing A Base

Just to get your imagination going, see how this doll maker used wire, epoxy and paper clay on a circle of wood to construct a base for her doll: