Saturday, April 22, 2017

Poseable Doll Tutorial


Thanks to this doll maker for a video demonstration of how you can make a poseable doll, from start to finish. This video also demos sculpting a cartoon inspired face. Here is a link to see more polymer clay character doll tutorials from this doll maker:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBzErQwUdfbmGpEaiahwqqg8CoKLCHpot

NOTE:All poseable dolls have exposed wire wrapped with various materials; yarn, poly batting strips, fabric strips, etc., that allow the wire to bend indicating movable joints.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Make a 1.5 Inch Long Baby

This photo tutorial demonstrates sculpting a baby gargoyle but you could easily use this tutorial as a basis for a human baby; just choose skin tone clay, make rounded ears and don't exaggerate the features as much as this doll maker does. Use this link and scroll down to find the tutorial here:

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Aging and Distressing Costumes

Want to make the clothes on your doll look more realistic? You can do this with draping and, when appropriate to your doll's character, by making fabric look worn and sometimes dirty. This doll maker shares her techniques for making 'old clothes':

Problem: Burnt or Undercured Clay


Tips on baking polymer clay in a simple, no frills, toaster oven.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Tutorials on Facebook

There is a new Facebook page titled ‘Patricia Rose Studio’ that features free tutorials and contests to win things like molds and dolls. This professional doll maker sculpts small scale OOAK art dolls of polymer clay. If you are a Facebook user, be sure to check it out.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Applying The Rules Of Proportion

One of our favorite doll makers said that you should memorize human proportions and that one way to do that is to speak out load as you are sculpting. She calls this 'packing your mental tool kit'. You will find her proportion chart and phrases to reinforce learning here:
http://pub18.bravenet.com/forum/static/show.php?usernum=1505510207&frmid=22&msgid=1343157

Monday, April 3, 2017

Problem: Clay Is Darker After Baking



Your sculpted figures, or figure parts, when placed in a toaster oven should be as far away as possible from the electric heater elements and the elements should not keep turning on while baking polymer clay. Using all these toaster oven tips to hold the heat steady should decrease the number of times that the elements are turning on. This video is about baking beads that are about the same thickness as small scale doll parts.