I've always admired those beautiful dolls with the porcelain hands and heads. I'm a college student, however, and therefore perpetually broke. (Not to mention, even if I had the cash, my local craft store doesn't sell blue fairy doll pieces!) So I decided to make my own. Want to join me? Then read on!
Step 1: Materials
- (Optional) Parchment paper
Step 2: Salvage Your Sculpey
Being a poor college kid, I didn’t exactly have the money to run out and buy Sculpey. Luckily, I had some from…uh…middle school in an airtight-ish box in my craft drawer. It needed a little TLC before it could be used though. If you’re in the same predicament, try this out. If your Sculpey is all pretty and new, mosey on over to step three.
This is where the water comes in. (It’s also helpful to moisten new clay, but you absolutely need it for parched old clay like mine. You can wet your fingers and knead the water into the clay… or do as I eventually started doing and just dipping the clay in the water. Your hands will get pretty sticky and this step will take a while, but it’s cheap, and therefore perfect for poor peeps like me.
Step 3: Let Us Begin!
Now to the clay itself. If you’re using a ready-made tone, go right ahead and start applying clay. If you’re going to mix your color, do that now. Remember: always add the darker color IN SMALL AMOUNTS to your lighter shade. If you need to go darker, you can add a little more dark, but it’s very very very hard to go lighter and takes up a lot more clay.
Step 4: Shaping
Step 5: Shake and Bake, Baby!
Open a window or turn on the hood fan to air out toxic fumes. Unless you have spare brain cells to waste.