Monday, May 29, 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Explanation Of Tools And Supplies For Beginners


All doll makers have their own favorite brands of clay and tools. Some prefer firm clay and others prefer softer clay. Experiment until you find what works best for you.
You will find more information on our Index under the topics 'Clay', 'Painting', 'Wigging'and 'Tools'.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Wigging With Viscose

Thanks to this doll maker and the artist's emporium for sharing this 6 page photo tutorial on wigging with viscose. Viscose is not a natural fiber like lamb or mohair. It reminds us of a rayon. It is readily available in many colors, including fantasy shades.
In this tutorial you will find lots of information about viscose fiber and how to wig small scale dolls with it, including blending colors together and how to curl it:
http://www.ooakartistemporium.com/files/WiggingWithViscose-Tutorial.pdf

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Hand Demo


One of our favorite doll makers said she is using BeeSPutty Plastic for sculpting small scale doll hands because it is extremely strong when baked. It is firm enough to hold details but sort of creamy for easy blending. This video demonstrates sculpting a hand using gray BeeSPutty. For small scale doll sculpting, look for the formula called Summer Firm Micro Doll Art. To make a lighter skin color you may want to mix two colors together; WEISS with HAUT (white and skin). Mix about 50/50 or 40/60. 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Painting Eyes Using Acrylic Paint

Costuming - Glue Method

"No decoration of any kind; just a hankie"..this photo tutorial introduces you to  a simple ‘No-Sew’ method of dressing small scale dolls that this doll maker calls her Box Method. Read about it here: http://www.miniatureart.com/Learn/Box.html