Saturday, January 25, 2014

Making and Inserting Eyeballs

Would you like to insert eyeballs into your sculpt? You can, by making balls of polymer clay and curing them prior to inserting in the under-sculpt of your doll's head.  The face is then sculpted over the cured under-sculpt. You will find a tutorial for inserting eyeballs here: http://madsculptor.blogspot.com/2011/10/alice-work-starts.html

Friday, January 10, 2014

How To Make A Dollhouse Doll

This 7 part article provides instructions and photos of the basic construction for making a 1:12 scale poseable doll.
http://miniatures.about.com/od/miniatureprojects/tp/Make-Miniature-Dolls.htm
These 5 1/2 inch to 6 inch miniature dolls are simple to make and take a very small amount of supplies; just wire, clay and wrapping. They are much simpler for beginners because the arms, legs and torso are wire wrapped with cotton yarn, or poly batting strips, and do not need to be sculpted. Only the head, hands and feet are shaped from polymer clay. The body can be dressed in simple costumes too. These tiny dolls are fun to make and turn out sooo cute...try making one!

Be sure to click on the 'how to' subjects listed in this blog's Index - Posts By Topic (scroll down the right panel) to find out more about wire armatures, sculpting, wigging and painting.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Make A Simple Hat

This miniature blogger and doll maker called this the easiest hat she has ever made for a 5 1/2 inch doll. She shared the pattern and directions here:  http://caseymini.blogspot.com/2014/01/only-one-pattern-piece.html

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Sculpting a Likeness



This is an interesting demonstration that you may enjoy watching. To begin a portrait doll , find a good photo of the person; a front, side and 3/4 view of their face.