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=points at Princess of Japan Barbie= I HAZ that girl right thar!!!! I could not help myself, hehe~ She was a b-day gift 8 years ago and it's so dusty in this house I've never taken her out of the box. I keep her on display in her box, though. ^_^ I really should just make a dolly display case... >_<;;; Nice work on pancake. It's really coming along! ^_^ And your knitting is SO chocolatey-sundae! *___*
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2013 on A dog found us at The Dolfie Littles blog
I almost did not see this for some reason, lol! I think you just have to leave a normal comment with Typepad. A pity I also couldn't find a better reply option or nested comments. =Is shamelessly spoilt by WordPress= I saw your recent "butt" post and it's definitely coming along nicely. :) I love experimentation... it's where you can let your real genius shine! Your sculpting piccus have been making my hands itchy to get back to working on my current project, heee! Bring on the air-dry clay tests! I keep wanting to mess with air dry clay, but I seem to stretch Super Sculpey further, which tends to be a bit easier for my poor budget. I'm also the crazy one who first started her dolly projects with Original Sculpey....ehhheh... Overall, polymer does tend to be good if your the type who sculpts something, then lets it sit(days)...and sit(months)... and sit(years)... while you make up your mind whether you like that angle, decide if those muscles look right, or just wanna scrap a chunk and start over. What I love about working with clay is the versatility in types and the surprises when you find one thing you never thought of works perfectly for something. For joints, I tend to work the small pieces in stages. Like, a hand first, then shape or cut off the excess and reshape the wrist ball - then re-bake. I get over-cooked pieces, which I wouldn't have if I boiled, lol, but I dun mind. My pieces get baked so many times... =hides= Your polymer kids are looking great so far. I really like Pete's headsculpt. *_* I saw you used tin foil armatures for Pete's body? I bet that might've been a pain to get out. I did that once with the polymer with a tiny (1/6 scale) upper torso... tin foil and neck holes to not mix, lol! I've had fun experimenting with tiny armature options and have settled on a combination of toothpicks, cuticle/nail trimmers thingus (wooden sticks that are perfectly round, at least double the size of toothpicks, and double as tools because they have sculpting ends *_* found in the manicure section), and a dollar pack of wooden craft dowels of 2-3 different thicknesses. Plus tin foil for bulk, FTW. Good luck with your book! =cheers you on for all the hard work!= It'll be a lot of work, but worth it in the end! Also, I may have rambled quite a bit here... hopefully not too much. ^_^;
Toggle Commented Nov 26, 2012 on @ Tasia Chiba's comment at The Dolfie Littles blog
You definitely want more "butt" and a little less of the front upper thigh area on the hip-torso to help it sit a little better. Not too much though... of course, you can always add back what you took off, lol! Lookin' good so far! Erm, I think I read somewhere that you can bake air dry clay on a low setting to help dry it faster, but I'd read up on that first. Personally, I use polymer (Super Sculpey), so I have limited knowledge on air dries, heh. As for wire mesh... as long as it doesn't have plastic attached to the metal, you can bake it. I use all sorts of stuffs for my sculpts when I stick them in the oven... but mostly wood or wire. Also, not sure about other "bake-able" clay, but polymer can be boiled if you prefer that to baking. ^__^ Hope some of this info is of use to you! Good luck on the rest! ^_^
Toggle Commented Nov 25, 2012 on Balls, crotch, pancake at The Dolfie Littles blog
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Nov 25, 2012