Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Augmenting An Armature With Brass Tubes

Sometimes a doll needs addition support, such as an arm that is going to be holding a weight or a leg that is going to support the entire sculpt. There are lots of circumstances where you may want to augment your armature with a brass tube. This doll maker shows how to handle a brass tube when using it over a wire in a doll's armature: http://madsculptor.blogspot.com/2011/03/working-with-tubing-and-wire.html

To see a photo of the armature shown click on this link:
http://madsculptor.blogspot.com/2011/02/design-considerationssimple-armature.html

Then check this blog's Index for more about the topic Armatures.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Polymer Clay - Baking, Strength and Color

Testing polymer clays for strength and color after baking was done by this doll maker using FIMO Classic, FIMO Puppen, Sculpey Premo, Cernit, Kato and Prosculpt. She discusses bake temperatures and  FIMO clay mixes too (a blend of FIMO clays; Rose Puppen, Classic Flesh and Classic White). She shares her results here:
http://debwood.com/p198.htm
http://www.debwood.com/baketests/