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Monday, February 23, 2009

Almost there....

I have been sanding the dolls a little at time.It not only takes time, one needs to make sure there is nothing that will be showing after firing porcelain ( cone 6) . If I miss any bumps . I won't be able to use the part so i have to double, triple check as I sand.
I have the hands and feet left to do. I have been busy sculpting miniature animals and oh, how I love it.
Okay , back to work!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Sanding the doll...

Today i will be sanding the doll's parts...well I will do a lot but it will take me a good 4 to 5 hours to sand one doll. I do sand dry prior the first firing ... that cuts the sanding job in half. sanding is *not* my favorite thing to do but I get very excited at this point because I know that soon I will be firing to mature and then ... my favorite part comes next - China paint!

Here are couple pictures that I took just before I start to sand.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Isabella New Molds

I started making Isabella, my first Porcelain BJD, back on summer of 2008। I had a lot to learn due to lack of knowledge in mold making। I did her prototype out of polymer clay , in which was a long process too। Until then all I made was full body ooaks and some poseable dolls. I learned to make the molds but it took a LOT of trials and errors. After I made 3 dolls I was not too happy with her joints. I then decide to do some improvments by making new prototype for her legs, arms and joints. Another three months of work... I have now several pieces fired bisque ( at cone 18) and waiting to be sanded once again. I have a lot to do but I hope to get the dolls ready in 2 or 3 weeks.