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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Re: Make a BJD (Ball Jointed Doll) on: June 24, 2008 09:08:38 PM
ok - disaster time! i had a nice torso going, but i baked it poorly or something and it turned into this:


i think i may change over to regular ol' clay because it's a material that i'm actually used to using. Then again sculpey can be baked and added to and re-baked so it may yet be salvageable. blah. i am not happy. ><

ps - you can make out the adorable bellybutton on the large-ish chunk in the middle upper left of the picture. :,(

*****EDIT******
i attempted to piece it together and it cooked in such a way where the edges warped. so it's a loss. here's a better failure picture.  Cry

2  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Mrs. Darcy KAL on: June 23, 2008 11:22:38 PM
i have officially put this project on hold. i had to take out a part to re-do the last button hole and in my haste to re-do the button hole i forgot to re-do the few inches i took out of the top. now the body of the sweater is really short. some people like that look, but it's not what i was going for. Sad it'll only be a few hours work to fix it, but it bothered me enough that this project got put on the back burner. i'll probably come back to it when things aren't so dang hot!

i still really love the pattern. keep on knitting, folks! i'll be back sooner or later.
3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Re: Make a BJD (Ball Jointed Doll) on: June 23, 2008 11:04:38 PM
hey guys! wow - did my life explode. but i'm back now and i've got my sleeves rolled up and i'm ready to make this happen. i see there are a few other people who have started bjds and such on crafster and i have got to say. WAY TO GO, guys! seriously! i'm impressed with every picture i've seen so far.

geeky - i have started my doll, but foolishly i started with the head. i have yet to cook it and i know it's going to need a lot of work because i'm not entirely satisfied with his/her (it's really androgynous at this point) features so i'm putting the head aside and i'm gonna start on the body tomorrow. be prepared for some massive picture updates. (i only promise so that later i'll have to deliver.)

i've finally settled on a body shape that i can live with and i've got my workspace prepped. The body is a girl - maybe since i settled on a gender i can fix the head! tomorrow has been cleared as a bjd work day. i'm glad so many people are as interested as i am. Cheesy
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Re: Make a BJD (Ball Jointed Doll) on: April 22, 2008 09:33:14 PM
wow i've never heard of this stuff. it's super cheap for how much you get! i'd say go for it! at first i thought you were talking about that crayola squishy and easily breakable/maim-able stuff. as long as it dries hard and strong, it seems like a good choice.

the kiln dry stuff is fine for sure as long as you keep it thin enough so that it's not god-awful heavy.

i'm super excited! 2 victims *cough* people who maybe will try to ride this crazy idea out with me!
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Re: Make a BJD (Ball Jointed Doll) on: April 21, 2008 04:30:03 PM
i believe that she was using something called stoneclay, but i'm planning to use a polymer clay called sculpy III. air dry clays aren't the best for the depth of sculpting needed for this project, but i've seen people do it. i just always have problems keeping it wet enough, but if you have 25 pounds of air dry... man - you can sure try.

wait.. by air-dry clay you're talking about the white semi-squishy stuff, right?
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Make a BJD (Ball Jointed Doll) on: April 16, 2008 10:07:59 PM
Okay - so here's the deal: I am going to make a ball jointed doll.

For those of you who don't know what a bjd is... Ball jointed dolls are anatomically proportionate dolls that are highly poseable. They come in many sizes, but the size i'm going for is anywhere from 60 - 66 cm... that's 2 feet and then some. people like to dress them up or use them as drawing models. Famous bjds are VOLKS Super dollfie, DOT, or Noah - BEWARE! if you google them, you'll fall in love like i did.

there. i said it. I gonna make a BJD. but I don't want to do it alone! I'm wondering if anyone else is interested. I'm not hardcore enough to cast molds and pour resin (I hear it smells stinky anyway), but in order to make a ball jointed doll it takes a fair amount of sculpting - at least if you want it to be able to stand on its own. I'm planning to start in two-ish weeks (after i finish moving in - GAH!). I'm planning on using the Sculpy way.

I have some tutorials:
http://www2d.biglobe.ne.jp/~dhnoah/make_00.htm
http://209.85.135.104/translate_c?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&langpair=ja%7Cen&u=http://www.aimi-doll.com/howto/01.html&prev=/language_tools
The first link is a good resource. The second link is translated from Japanese (thank you google) and is super comprehensive. it even has a downloadable diagram to work from.

From what i can tell it'll take me about 40ish dollars worth of supplies initially. (i already have some things like paint and elastic). i'm sure there are thing's i'll have to buy that i've forgotten to taken into account so that's a low estimate.

I would love to have someone fumble through this process with me - it's my first time trying this. But i'll be starting in sometime in the next 2 weeks with or without you.

I know there is a post http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=96378.0 with lots of resources and such, but i'm looking for someone to hold my hand through teh process really. Cheesy i figured if i can't find someone on craftster, i'm hosed.
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Tank Girl Swap?? on: April 08, 2008 05:47:50 PM
i love tank girl, but i'm totally tied up for the next two or three weeks graduating and moving. Sad i think you'll have to have fun without me on this one, guys.  Cry
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Fulled handles for iron pans on: March 13, 2008 06:40:16 PM
genius!
9  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: My rose/masquerade wedding -- Warning: Many photos! on: March 08, 2008 09:38:21 PM
that blue rose is lovely! i have a friend that is getting married this may that wants to make blue paper roses for her wedding. wow - the gray on the edge really makes it look more real. good job and good job bridesmaid!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Pop art inspired high waisted skirt on: March 05, 2008 02:26:04 PM
it's so cute! i love this! this is a white skirt i wouldn't be afraid to wear. great job with the design at teh bottom too. it's really interesting to look at.
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