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lazy.jane
« on: December 08, 2010 04:46:27 AM »

Hello everyone,

I have never used polymer clay before but I would like to start learning and wanted to try to make some little ribbon-jointed dolls. As I'm a complete newbie to clay I had a couple of questions that I hoped someone could help me with. I have some Sculpey Living Dill clay which I was going to use.
1. What kind of paints can I use for the face - would acrylics be ok?
2. Can I use glue on it once it has baked, in order to secure the clothes and hair on?
3. Are there any online tutorials or tips for making the wire joints at the shoulders and hips as I'm not 100% sure how to do them.

Thank you very much!

Lesley x
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lazy.jane
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2010 04:48:16 AM »

Whoops, please ignore this message - I've posted it on the wrong board...sorry!
I'll go and pop it in Polymer Clay instead  Roll Eyes
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Shubette
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2011 11:23:27 AM »

Hi there! I'm pretty new to working with polymer clay myself, but maybe I can share with you something I've dug up on the subject.

Because polymer clay can be baked several times, you might want to consider series baking for dolls & figurines. I stumbled upon this really informative page on www.elvenwork.com that covers the basics. I've linked you to the paragraph specifically on series baking, but if you explore the site a little bit you'll find some very useful reading material. Good luck, and I hope this helps!

Shubette
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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2011 06:30:06 PM »

I've been working with polymer clay for a few years and I've found that acrylic paint works  very well with clay, and you can use most (if not all) glues on it. Since polymer clay is a medium you can do a lot with it and not worry about weird things happening to it. Hope that helped some!
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