Monday, October 10, 2011

testing the springs





4 comments:

  1. What a beautifully stunning doll!
    Have a wonderful day!
    :-)

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  2. Hi Teri,

    I came across your dolls while researching porcelain bjds, as his is something I hope to try in the next few months. Like you, I'm doing a lot of research first because I know it will be a very expensive and time-consuming process. I read your whole blog - amazing! I'm so impressed by your dolls and craftsmanship.

    I hope you don't mind me asking a question. I have read Martha Armstrong Hand's book, and I'm wondering about the two-step mold-making process. I know she used wax as the second step, and I notice that you started with Sculpey and then used Liquache. I have been sculpting OOAK dolls in paperclay for several years and much prefer it to polymer. I find it gives me more control and can be sanded very smooth. I would like to use paperclay as my master sculpt and make only one set of molds from this master, but I wonder if there is a reason that this can't be done. While you were researching, did you come across any reason why paperclay should not be used for casting molds? Or was it just that sculpting polymer was your preference? (I would finish the paperclay with some kind of surfacer or matte varnish of course, as the surface is porous.)

    Also, I was wondering what the cost is for your dolls?

    Thank you so much for your time!
    Sarah

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