Saturday, March 25, 2017

How To Sculpt a 1:12 Scale Baby


So tiny! So cute! This video is a complete step-by-step tutorial on how to make a jointed baby.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Check Out Our Pinterest Page

Our Pinterest Boards are focused totally on polymer clay doll making, including sculpting, costuming, painting, wigging, 1:12 scale mini dolls and more!  Find it here:
https://www.pinterest.com/dollmakers/

If you are not yet a Pinterest member, sign up! Pinterest is FREE to join. You can save things yourself or just look at things others have saved.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Playing With Lighting When Photographing Dolls

This link will take you to an article by a doll maker who teaches costuming of miniature dolls. Her idea is not how to light a doll perfectly, like when you are presenting a doll for sale, but to light it to bring that "magic spark of life" to your doll in all it's photographs.
http://www.miniatureart.com/2017/Learn/Photoshot/Photoshot%202.html

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Heat Set Paint Demonstration


Thanks to this doll maker who shows us how she creates depth on this small scale polymer clay head. Using this technique will bring your little faces to life. This link is to a photo tutorial using a similar technique: http://www.fairiesndreams.com/painting-tutorial/

NOTE: Notice that she is using liquid polymer clay as her thinning medium instead of Genesis thinning medium.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Problem: Sculpt Is Just Not Working

We don't know where the above photo originated but we think it's message can apply as we try to sculpt a new figure. Some of our dolls end up in the trash can (or maybe they should end up there). Sometimes it is easier to start over then to try to fix a sculpt that is just not working, no matter how much time and effort we spend trying to save it.

This photo is from one of our favorite professional doll artists. She said "ooooooop's..... I scrap one in every five of my art dolls while making them. Here is my latest victim in her new home. Oh well, it's back to the drawing board, literally. I will be starting over on this creation soon".
To see more tips from her be sure to follow this link:
http://patriciarosestudio.blogspot.com/search/label/Beginner%20corner