Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Sculpting Shoes

Many doll makers sculpt shoes directly on their doll's leg armature instead of making them separate. We found one photo WIP that shows how one doll artist made a shoe with a small heel. You will find it here:

Another doll artist shows how she made a very high heel on her sculpt:
Scroll down the Pink Lady photo tutorial to see how she did it.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Wigging Fibers

Be sure to check our Posts By Topic Index and click on 'Wigging" to read all the information on fibers, glue and tutorials about wigging small scale dolls.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Books On How To Make 1:12 Scale Dolls

These 2 books are specifically about 1:12 scale poseable figure sculpting using polymer clay that we have found helpful (there are other methods of constructing doll house dolls).
One of our favorite books is by doll artist James Carrington. It covers all aspects of sculpting the poseable doll house scale character doll with polymer clay. The book includes information on plaster mold making and wigging.
The second book pictured here is by Sue Heaser. It covers another  technique of making a poseable doll house figure with polymer clay, wigging and includes some period costuming.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

How To Assemble 1:12 Scale Poseable Dolls

This post is a series if 3 videos; first is the assembly of a 2 part torso, then the assembly is completed on a 1 piece torso, and the last video demonstrates wrapping the connecting wires with yarn. This type of doll is poseable. These tiny dolls have a wire armature embedded into the sculpted torso and head clay with arms and legs added after baking.

Posted below are videos 2 and 3.

How To Assemble 1:12 Scale Poseable Dolls

Padding A Poseable 1:12 Scale Doll