Thursday, February 23, 2017

Advice About Baking A Polymer Clay Doll



This doll maker shares her experience and opinions about polymer clay. Be sure to check the topic 'Baking' in our Blog's Index for more information about curing your sculpt.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Hand Tutorial - Wire Armature Method

Thanks to this doll maker for sharing her technique of using cotton covered wire to form a hand armature. This is a demonstration of a hand for a 1:6 scale doll (approximately 12 inches tall). Be sure to see this photo tutorial that you will find here:
https://morezmore.wordpress.com/2015/06/14/armatured-hands-16-scale/

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Hand Tutorial -Separate Finger Method


Enjoy this demonstration by this doll maker while he fashions a small scale hand from polymer clay. Some doll makers find rolling each finger while they are attached to the hand is not working for them. You may want to try this and see if the separate finger technique works for you.

Note: nail polish remover contains acetone. Acetone is used to smooth polymer clay; it "melts" the surface slightly while you smooth with a brush. Be careful, because if you apply too much the polymer clay can turn white.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Make An Inexpensive Photo Light Box

To have a photograph of your small scale doll look good you need a way to control light and shadows. There are many ways to do that. One way is to place your doll in a box with filtered lighting. Small commercial photo boxes are available that include a portable folding box, lamps and a camera tripod but you can easily make a photo box yourself. Read how one photographer made a photo box for macro shots. You will find the tutorial here:  http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/07/how-to-diy-10-macro-photo-studio.html

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Facial Features


This video is a demonstration of one doll maker's technique for sculpting a doll head and her method of inserting pre-made eyes into an epoxy base.