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Hi everyone! I was away last weekend for a small but busy trip to the Big Apple! Some of you may have seen a few of my pictures and videos. Hope you like them, though some pictures did not turn out well…but for tonight’s post, I will not talk about my great trip, but I will be presenting a small video of my 2012 dolls! More videos will be on there way. Stay tuned my doll friends!
Good morning! With this name, Fukiko, I am sure that you all aware that this doll was inspired from Japan beauties. Fukiko in Japanese means, joyous girl or child of a joyous women. Isn’t sweet and pretty don’t you think? My choice of clay was clear from day one. In my mind, only Fimo Puppen Porcelain was the best choice to make this doll to come true. However, I was a little afraid on the painting side due to the very pale effect of this clay once bake. To solve that problem, I mixed a few of Fimo Soft light flesh. At the end, the mix turned out to be a very light peach, closer to chalk white actually. Also, I discovered after baking Fukiko, Fimo Puppen was very strong, solid and semi translucent and which I found very beautiful. She’s is certainly one of my favorite dolls that I made so far. Enjoy!
Good evening! A few posts ago, I presented two different sets of hand made doll eyes created in Fimo Classic & Fimo Soft: one set only painted and the other ones were glass eyes. Though I was quit a happy with both results, I still wasn’t satisfied with them. I wanted something sophisticated and with a touch of fantasy.
Good evening! By the end of the 2012, I decided to tried a new polymer clay: Living Doll. From various forums I eared this clay was excellent and was used by doll makers worldwide. It is also perfect for beginners
and those who like working with a softer polymer clay. I agree with this, since it’s
texture is easy to work with and can be mixed with any of the Sculpey or Premo clay to create intermediate flesh colors. The color palette is more realistic than Fimo clay. However, I wasn’t quite sure with this clay since I was use to work with more brutal and rough clay. Also, I found various techniques to condition tougher clay. The best solution for me was to test this clay by creating several doll heads and others with a mix of Fimo Classic and Soft.
Hi everyone! After a month of practicing more heads, feet and hands, it was time for me to create new set of doll eyes. This time, I tried to use glass eyes, but still wanted to paint irises with acrylic paints and a mix of Fimo classic and Fimo Soft polymer clay. The end result was…OK at that time. In future posts, I will show you other glass eyes I was working on.
Good evening! When I’ve started to sculpted dolls in early 2012, I’ve made a lot research on how many doll artist have started to make their own dolls. Back than, I felt a little like a homeless and I didn’t have any connections or a mentor to help me out. However, one day by reading Doll Reader magazine, there was an advertising on a book called CREATING LIFELIKE FIGURINES In Polymer clay by Katherine Dewey. I was hooked and by magic, I didn’t feel alone anymore. I’ve decided to by this book on Amazon as a Christmas gift in December 2011 and read it half a dozen times before I’ve started to mold anything. This book is easy to read and to fallow for every beginners, especially if you’re interested in polymer clay.
PS: I’m taking four days off for a short holiday. My next post will be on Monday July 6th. Till than love to you all and I’ll see you on my next post.
Good evening! By the end of summer 2012, after Ally, I’ve sculpted one head sculpt in Fimo Classic Chocolate. It gave me the chance to test my face up on darker skin tone which I’ve never did. I was hooked with the result, but I did do a lot of recherche on dark skin shadows and light effect. From that moment, I felt more confidant with my sculpting and painting skills.
Hello to you all! Yesterday, on my post on Ally, I explain how disappointed I was with Fimo soft and the doll. But this sad experience didn’t stop me from experimenting. In stand, I had the idea to mix both Fimo Soft and Fimo Soft. The mix of these two clay was a hard one for my hand. The flesh color of Fimo Classic is a bit darker than Fimo Soft. But at the end, it was fun one and the result was great, I really liked the color and love the feeling on my hands (none greasy). However, I would used it only for practicing heads, hands and feets only, but no dolls.
Hi everyone! My third doll was Ally and was created in august 2012. She’s kind of different from my two previous dolls I’ve made. Ally was made in Fimo Soft and not Fimo Classic. I must confess that I was a bit disappointed with this doll for various reasons. But first of all, I like her height; she’s one inch taller than Clara & Sophie: 19 inches (48 cm) and her flesh peach skin color was great to blush.
The main problem that I have with this doll was the clay itself. Fimo Soft is different from Fimo Classic and easier to work with and I taught the end result would be the same but I was mistaken. Fimo soft didn’t support very well the strong wire armature of the doll. Also, the under armature was created with air drying clay which I was using for the first time. So it made the armature way to heavy for the clay to support and it made a small crack in her left shoulder.
Anyway, I’ve decided to finish her and made a second head which I’m not showing. For final word, one thing was sure from that moment, I’ve decided to invest and test all polymer clay brands that were available in the market the following months.