Tuesday, October 16, 2012

peekaboo! Tiny elf

I was gardening the other day, and I heard some noise by the flower bed and what do you know... I saw a tiny little elf hiding in a little gourd!
Isn't he cute?

His name is Wendell, and he is OOAK polymer baby.
You can see the listing and more photos by clicking on the picture


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

New Shop!

I opened an Etsy shop for my dolls, and small art. Wish me luck!
Now I have this little nest for all my tiny little clay babies and fairies.
Well, since I like to make all kinds of dolls, every once in a while there wil be a not so tiny doll, but that is just part of the fun, right?



Please visit and let me know what you think.



I will be listing often, so if you like dolls, keep an eye over here! ;o)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Painting faces

This video HERE is for painting a face by Celycom from NIADA, very interesting info for any kind of sculpting.


It is just a part of the whole video, but you can see enough technique.

And HERE is another painted face technique by Patti Medaris Culea, completely different approach.
 
Are you ready to start your witches? October is around the corner!
How about a Dia de los Muertos doll?

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Diapers!

How to make adorable  doll diapers by Skip to my low, which by the way is full of great projects!


It is so simple, you can adjust the size, and of course chose some colorful fabric to personalize it.
Leave a comment, I'd love to hear from you :oD

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sculpting a toddler face

Here's a good sculpting video of a toddler doll by Christy J. Click HERE to see it.

image from her video


I feel lucky every time I bump into a good tutorial or even WIPs
Comments? Ideas? Suggestions? Feel free to post

Thursday, September 6, 2012

How not to take photos

This is a re-post from my main art blog, but fits better in a doll blog :o)

This is  Timmy. He is a tiny 5 inch polymer baby, and he went visiting places playing the touring baby blog with a mouse, a piggy, a frog, and another baby.
This is a WIP picture before curing the clay:


Taking pictures of your dolls is a whole different art. It requires creativity, and some camera knowledge. I don't  claim to be an expert at all, but I know what not to do ;o)
As I was taking pictures of this polymer baby, I came across all the problems in the book: bad  lighting, shadows, bad angles, weird background... and also an unwanted visitor (aka my cat Panz√≥n) and decided after several "photo bombs" that I needed to post them in the blog. Here you go:

Baby looking in the wrong direction.

Weird lighting and shadows. Needs cropping.

Light is too sharp . Goofy cat in background.

Total fiasco. Bad shadows, blurry. Photo bomb cat.

I cropped the best picture of the sesion, and this is the result:


Much better, and ready for his 5 States tour. Ta ta for now!


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Sculpting a baby tutorial

This beautiful slide show has been on for a while, but it is always great to see it again!

Image from her video

Follow the link to see the video on sculpting a baby's head by the talented Cheimarie.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Polymer button/doll tutorial

I found this super cute tutorial. It can be made as dolls, or as buttons:


Click on the links to see the beautiful Matrioshka doll buttons First, Second, Third steps, by Galago.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Doll wig video

I have not done any dolls for a long while, but I want to share more great tutorials, this one made by Catz. The actual tutorial starts after a minute in the video:



I have not tried this method, and it probably wouldn't work with a tiny doll, but seems like a good way to have a removable wig with easy to find parts from the house. Maybe the hair extensions can be replaces with sewn material, like yarn, mohair, etc.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Doll Hair

Fun tutorial on how to make a wig for your doll with faux fur



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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

March, April, May...

Before another week passes, I want to share this fun and beautiful video:




I have been all into painting, and editing videos for a class I want to teach (not doll related), so please excuse the absence of postings in this doll blog.

There are some very patient dollies waiting for me to go play with them, (in fact, some are still waiting for me to finish making them!) but in the mean time I will keep drawing ideas for future dolls ♥

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, February 24, 2012

December, January, February....

Well, I hope your end of year was wonderful, and the new 2012 has been kind to you.
For the month of February I have been all into painting and zero dolls. Just too busy!
But nevertheless it was so sad to see ADO close :o(
I made great friends there, had tons of fun and I'm very thankful I was part of such an awesome group.



I will be working on bringing again the Traveling Doll Project, with the guidance of Waxela (Spiritmama) and working in team with other doll makers. So lets see when we can orchestrate this beautiful event.