Thanks so much for sharing your how-to posable art doll. Wish I had found this ages ago. Love the details in your feet and eyes, both are areas where I felt I needed some help. Also the steps to add fur over the clay face, brilliant! Again thanks so much!!! Hugs dear
Best tutorial hands down! I do have a question however. Does the acrylic paint come off on your hands once its dry and your handling it? I thought I would ask the pro! That and I see that your very nice and answer alot of peoples questions. Thank you!!!
No problem at all, I love answering questions Im glad you like it! The paint does not come off once it's dry in my experience. However the amount of color change you can do is limited - for example you can't make dark fur lighter with acrylics.
When you bake your clay do you do it separately or do you just put the whole doll in the oven with the cotton fabric etc, your tutorial is slightly confusion for that part lol not sure if those materials are oven safe and all. Other than that, wonderful tutorial 😊 and I adore your creations.
Thank you! Yes I made the tutorial back when I was using mostly epoxy clay which cures on it's own in room tempurature. For the polymer bake clay which I prefer to use now, you have to bake it on the frame before putting any stuffing or fur or anything synthetic which will melt. The only thing I add before baking is whiskers made from natural horse hair, which don't seem to be affected by the 275-degree fahrenheit oven temp. for baking polymer clay.
Yes. Alcohol based dyes or markers will not run, but acrylics do. That is why I make sure people know before hand that it is art not a toy and you cannot clean it with water. If you wish to make something that can be wiped down you should not use acrylics
ok to be honest, I would most likely start with a scaled fabric base (there's all kinds of cool shit at fabricland lol) and then from there fashion my own larger scales for prominent areas like ridges and eyebrow scales etc from colored sculpey and glue them on one by one.
I get mine at lowes/home depot/ renovation depot, any construction store in the section with cables and chains and wires etc. I'ts steel construction wire, comes in multiple guages (thickness) and it's very durable. You can also buy armeture wire from craft shops etc, which is specifically made for dolls and is also rust-proof if you are using water-based clay to sculpt with.
Awesome, glad it helps! I don't have any patterns, I work mostly by eye. But you could probably find a pattern online for a stuffed animal tiger or something, and build the posable wire form according to the measurements of the pattern.
Omg Thank you so much for this!! Iv been wanting to make one of these but i had no idea about how to go about it! im more of a visual learner so if i cant see something being done i have a hard time understanding -_- but this is amazing You are awesome!
Well I really do appreciate it! <3 If you dont mind me asking where do you find your fur? im looking around for something online i have a couple of craft stores around here but they are VERY limited in the fur department =/
craft stores are not where you wanna go. I get all my fur at fabric and textile shops. I get some of my fur at Fabricville (I think it goes under the name Fabricland in the USA if that's where your from) Or any other textile store. Check out speciality fabric stores, for example here in Montreal there is a street down-town that is mainly visited by seamstresses etc. and they have many stores that have a selection 4 or 5 times bigger than Fabricville in the faux fur department in every color imaginable. Sometimes they are hard to find online, and you have to trawl message boards for your city or talk to some people who do seamstress work. I had to walk all over the place before I found my favorite place But it's really nice because I can go in and see and touch the fur, see how thick it is, how it looks in the light etc.
If you are stumped at finding a place in your city, there are some great online stores with shipping and lots of selection, only drawback is you can't really tell how the quality of it will be until you get it in the mail. I haven't ordered online as of yet, but if you decide to go online, make sure to check some reviews of the site first and you should be good
Yeah im from the US plus i live in Kentucky sooo in terms of fabric stores im in the wrong place but i do know a seamstresse so I will make sure to ask her and look around to see if there is a store nearby even if its not in my town ... but thanks so much i really do appreciate your help!