Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Make A 1:12 Scale Toy Baby Doll - Part 1

This video demonstrates how to make a pose-able very tiny doll's doll. Her pose-able arms and legs are wrapped wire. See Part 2 below for assembly and clay costume.

Make A 1:12 Scale Toy Baby Doll - Part 2 - Assembly

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Problem: Baked Clay Crumbles Or Cracks

What may have happened is the clay has not cured all the way to its core; that is, the outside shell was hard baked but the inside clay was only partially baked. Over time partially cured clay will soften and 'eat away" at cured clay. To keep that from  happening, the inner clay must be completely cured.
The solution to this problem is to use a technique called Series Baking (be sure to see our Index for earlier posts about the topic). Series baking simply means hard baking the inside clay before adding another layer (or multiple layers) of  raw clay.
Many doll artists know baking a solid figure in one bake is risky. The way they achieve completely cured clay is by covering the doll's armature wire with clay and then hard bake that before adding a layer of raw clay.

TIP: Be sure to click on the Index topic 'Fixing Problems" for more information about common issues doll makers have.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Sculpting A Face - Part 1 of 9 Parts

Be sure to click on 'YouTube' and watch all 9 lesson segments