Posted By Natasha Red October on May 20, 2011
May 20, 2011
I did the legs and, unfortunately, did not have time to do the description – Smita is my second BJD doll and is quite a learning curve. The legs took so much fitting and cutting and remaking. I think on the third doll I will be able to write a good description. So, the legs are sculpted – here are a few work in progress pictures:
A quick tip on how to use TLS () to make the baked sculpt nice and smooth, to cover scratches from sanding, cover up fingerprints, small bubbles, tool marks and other small imperfections:
In a small plastic cup, combine and , mix to the consistency that is not too runny yet is easily spreadable with a brush. Here on the picture below you can see half of the head scratched and half of the head painted with TLS.
Paint the sculpt, bake at the 275 degrees F, 130 degrees C. For – 15 minutes is enough. It will create a nice transparent matte finish. Note that it will not cover dirt and fibers. For BJD – it will make a tighter closer fit on the working surfaces of joints. TLS also works as “clay glue” if you need to attach raw clay to baked clay or two baked parts.
Thank you and talk to you later!
May 23, 2011
Here are the step by step pictures of putting hair on Smita. The written down description – very detailed – can be found here: http://morezmore.com/myblog/2008/03/31/fortuna-3/. No sense of repeating myself – I just re-read it – it is still the same process exactly, nothing new. Although I love to try new things, sometimes you find something and if it works, you stick to it.