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Free Lessons on Sculpting a Mermaid

Make a Mermaid that Comes to Life!

I can’t wait to give you guys the first 8 lessons about how to sculpt the face, from start to finish, for free. Continue reading Free Lessons on Sculpting a Mermaid

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Working Miniature Lantern

On the corner of Chive Ave and Daisy Lane, where the chives do not blossom, and the daisies do not dance, there’s an old street light that tells the tale of the wayward bunny witch. This story, and the projects that go with it, will be continued. In Part 1, I go over how to make a miniature lantern. and in part 2 I cover how to make the stand.

Put them together and you’ll have your own kinda creepy-weird, all-be-it working, miniature street light. Cons: you will have a kinda creepy-weird miniature street light. Pros: you will have a kinda creepy-weird miniature street light. Since the pro-con scale is about equal you might as well get going and make the thing.  This is what you’ll need…

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Miniature Basket Weaving

Have you always dreamed of someday learning miniature basket weaving? Do you often think (and sometimes mention out loud),
“I hope to be just like all the other miniature basket weavers I know, for they are strong of heart, and sound of mind”.  Have you had sleepless nights because you don’t know the basics of how to make a basket for a doll?  Well, it’s time to end all this needless envy and worry right now and learn this important life skill.

I laughed at that thought the other day as my fingers whirled around 2 inch cake paste wire with looping hemp cord (don’t ask me how cake paste wire is actually suppose to be used) and my mind was entirely engrossed in my strange miniature obsession.  We mini makers are quite the unique bunch, aren’t we? 🙂

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How Many Hours Does it Take to Make an Art Doll?

Question: How many hours does it take to make one doll? What if someone asked you to make 10 of them and happy to pay you? Would you make each doll individually or are there ways to use one doll as a master mold and multiply somehow?  Question is from a YouTuber going by the name Super Kitty Show.

That’s a great question. Art dolls are incredibly time consuming. Even though they’re expensive, once you add up all the time, the hourly rate usually isn’t impressive. I make dolls because I’d make them even if I wasn’t getting paid, so it’s just a bonus that there are people out there that are willing to support my work. Really famous art doll artists are able to charge huge amounts for their dolls, so it’s also nice to know as the doll artist improves their skill and continues with their promoting efforts, they have the potential to make a really comfortable living just making dolls all day. Ooh, that sounds good, doesn’t it?

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Miniature Polymer Clay S’mores


Polymer Clay S’mores Tutorial Show Notes

(with video time stamps… because I love you guys and you deserve it, darn it.)

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DIY Fairy Wings for Dolls or Jewelry

If you’ve ever found a dead cicada on a nature walk, and wondered what to do with it, I’ve got the answer for you.  Make fairy wings of course! (I have a feeling you knew I was going to say that). But you don’t need a dead insect. For those who are squeamish, or if you just don’t have a dead cicada or dragonfly, use transparency print out of insect wings.

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DIY Mermaid Art Doll

I found a little mermaid in a sea shell on the beach!  (Ok, not really, but that’d be pretty cool).  If you’d like to try making your own mermaid art doll, but you’re not sure where to start, you really need to watch this tutorial series.  This project is for both beginning and advanced doll making students.  There are a few hacks you can do to make the project easier than it looks, and I go over these hacks in the video.

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Miniature Topiary for a Fairy

Miniature Topiary Quick Supply List

I’m going to quickly list each supply for you to copy and paste into Notepad, and then I’ll expound upon the wonders of each supply & link to each supply so you can get a good idea of what I’m talking about. Alternatively, you can print the entire post by clicking the printer icon below.

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