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Continues from Part 2.
Hair Style – a classic Victorian (Edwardian?) Bun
Tools and materials on the photos
– Tibetan lamb fur (remnants in Snow White, Silver Grey and Flaxen Blonde)
– Fabritac glue
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Continues from Part 1.
Wrapping – something new for me, but definitely a well-known method of making a body.
I decided to wrap Miss Marple’s body in cotton gauze instead of sculpting it out clay because after she is dressed, she will never be undressed. So no need to put Miss Marple through the indecencies of sculpting every wrinkle and bit of sagging flesh out of clay. Her aging body is not what we love her for. Right now she might look like a patient fresh out of a mental asylum, but you wait and see, I am sure she will look very elegant with the hair and clothes on.
I am starting my new doll and will be making her while continuing working on the BJD Bone project. This dolls will be traditional and relaxing – a doll who does not fight me every minute of the process. I will be mostly relying on “best practices”, using the doll-making techniques that I already know worked in the past. I will keep the experimentation to the minimum, at least that is the plan for now. As I promised on Facebook, I will take a lot of pictures.
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Continued from Morezmore Miniature OOAK Polymer Clay Baby – Part 1.
The head. Make a ball out of clay on top of the head module, a little smaller than the tummy. Find the hole – the bottom of the head module, grab it with the forceps – this is the handle to hold the head without touching it. Find the horizontal and vertical center of the future face. The whole Baby face will be under the middle horizontal line, the horizontal line itself – that is where his eyebrows are.
For some time now I wanted to try to make one of those tiny cute babies. Yesterday I made one and enjoyed it very much. Here are the pictures of the first one – please see below. I promised I will do a step-by-step Work in Progress Blog post on my second baby – so, here we go.
What am I trying to do here?
I need to make a mold for this part (double balls for knee joints) – see the photo just below. I need a part, consisting of 2 balls, which are connected, flattened on each side, with the vertical central hole.
Why can’t I just roll some clay in my hands and make those parts? Well, I can and I did on my previous version. Doll’s standing and ability to hold the pose depends on well-fitting tight joints. The fit on the hand-made knee joints on the previous doll was mediocre.
Here I am trying to make a MOLDABLE part with PRECISE SPHERICAL joint working surfaces, which can be reproduced to make the second knee joint and also be reused in the future dolls.