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Thursday, 29 July 2010

In the meantime I'm having fun taking pictures of the newest addition to my porcelain family...



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I will have to do something about her bum and hips. I intended to have both quite elaborate but this may be slightly too much? :)
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Day 1
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My Enchanted Dolls are helping and motivating me. :)






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Day 1 of doll making



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Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Ball jointed Beauty- first encounters with various modelling clays

... and so I started. Well, actually this is my second doll- the first one looked good but it was sculpted with earthen-ware terracotta clay, hence the chance that it wouldn't stain everything it comes in contact with was close to none.

I also tried different polymer clay- I'm personally not a huge fan of those. But it is just a matter of preference. The kneading really bothered me! I wasted so much time just doing that instead of sculpting. Then again, I haven't tried all of them.

I have been looking for something that would dry fast enough so that when touching the already sculpted parts they wouldn't get damaged or lost shape.

I am now working with DAS air drying clay- pure awesomeness! I hear LaDoll is easier and better to work with; apparently when mixed with Premier, nothing can compare in the sculpting doll world!

The artist Hannie Sarris helped to create a ready mix of those two clays: Premix.

http://www.hanniesarris.nl/page.php?page=clay%20-%20paint&lang=en

I am planning to try that as soon as I can get it delivered.


In the meantime, some photos... :)

(Please ignore the size of the bum, it will be a bit smaller eventually.)