Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Part 1 - Victorian Wigging Tutorial

This video starts with directions for making a lace bodice on a miniature doll. The tutorial for wigging begins and then continues on the second video (below).

Part 2 - Victorian Wigging Tutorial

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Heat-Set Paint Layering

Doll makers who do china painting on their porcelain dolls use a technique very similar to the technique for painting with Genesis heat-set paints. Both techniques use the same layering method. That is, the applied paint layers are heat-set after each step; for porcelain dolls, in a kiln, and for polymer clay dolls just a heat gun or oven. To learn more about the china painting steps, read these instructions about painting miniature dolls: http://www.cynthiahoweminiatures.com/chinapainting1.htm

TIP: For quick color changes of heat-set paints on your brush, try this; wipe excess paint off your brush, swirl the brush in rubbing alcohol, wipe again and repeat. The alcohol cleans and then evaporates out of the bristles.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

High Heel Shoes From Polymer Clay

This YouTube site has many tutorials of costume accessories for small scale dolls; just what a well dressed doll needs! This easy high heeled shoe tutorial uses a DIY mold to form the sole and heel.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Our Miniature Doll Board On Pinterest

OOAK Art Dollmakers added a Board to our Pinterest Page with how-to do-it-yourself information to assist you with making your own 1:12 scale dolls. Our focus is sculpting polymer clay dolls but there is information for doll makers who start with a porcelain doll too. These little pose-able figures are fun to make and add so much to any miniature setting. You will find our Miniature Doll board here:

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