Here's a short little video where I tell you all about my sanding process. I like my dolls to be SUPER SMOOTH, so I spend some time sanding each one, and I just love the results!
If you've tried sculpting a baby face and have found it kind of tricky...you might have stopped just before it got really good! Look at this face below and watch as I take it from SCARY to just precious in just a few steps. The Smoothing Gel I am using can be found here.
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Here are some questions I've received about SnuggleBabes. I thought posting the answers here could benefit us all.
Hi Apryl! I rec’d the DVDs yesterday (Baby Snuggles and miniature baby) and I am so excited. I have a couple of “getting started” questions so I hope you don’t mind my asking a few!
In the Baby Snuggles video you say that the “skulls” are baked and to put the clay “skin” onto the “flat” side. Do you bake it with the metal and toothpick “neck/body” armature already in place? I am just starting out with this project and haven’t done any sculpting before so I wonder if there is a book or DVD you would recommend that might go back a step in the process and help me get a better feel for how to work the clay, etc. Basic techniques, that sort of thing?
I made this for Christmas several years ago. This is a quick version. If you'd like something more detailed and to have full instructions, see my Sculpting a Santa Head videos. Or access them online immediately here.
In the Art Room: Here's a tried and true way to keep your sculpt safe and sound as she travels to her new owner. It takes some time to put together, but very worth the assurance that your doll will arrive safely!