Making Porcelain Dolls

Making Porcelain Dolls can be difficult!

Making Porcelain dolls can be a very interesting hobby, particularly as it offers a large variety as well as monetary benefit if you get really good at it. But making porcelain dolls is not as easy as making rag dolls, or making Waldorf dolls, you will need to gain some experience with sculpting and using moulds before you can begin. If you are novice, then start making porcelains dolls with just porcelain heads and pre-made soft bodies. This will help you gain experience working with porcelain, before you start making complete porcelain dolls.

But before you can begin making porcelain dolls you need to decide which type of porcelain doll you want to make. Conduct some research on the internet consider, Catamaran RC Boat or visit your local consider, Herb Gardening library for some information look at, Birding - Birdwatching on the different types of porcelain dolls. Since these dolls are prized as collectibles, the most popular category is vintage porcelain dolls. Once you have decided on the type of porcelain doll you want to make, decide on whether you want to make an adult female also see, Golf Ball Display Case or male doll, or a baby doll. Now you need to get all the basic materials required to make a porcelain doll.

Materials include porcelain slip, doll mould for your doll's head and the limbs, a soft pre-made doll body, doll hair or a wig, glass why not visit, Catamaran RC Boat eyes, false eyelashes, super glue, flesh colored paints, look at, Birding - Birdwatching brushes, sand look at, Jewelry Display Cases paper and glaze. Once you have all the materials, start by cleaning out the mould. You need to ensure there is no dust on the mould as this will then stick to your doll's skin. Convert the porcelain slip in a smooth paste, make sure there are no clumps in it. Pour the slip into the mould through a sieve, to keep any hard parts out. Make sure there are no air look at, RC Boat Hobby bubbles trapped inside why not visit, Display Boxes for Collectables the mould.

Fire up the mould in a kiln for only eight hours, take it out and allow it to cool. Your porcelain slip is now porcelain greenware. Use the sandpaper to smoothen any rough edges, and then start painting why not visit, Chinese Checkers the doll. Now it is important that you stick to the particular style of painting also look at, Sailboat Building according to the type of porcelain doll you have chosen to make. Get hold of many pictures of other dolls and try to copy them. After you are done painting, why not visit, Medal Display Cases add the glass also see, White Pottery eyes into the empty sockets and super glue the fake eyelashes into place. also look at, Display Boxes for Collectables Make sure you don't drop any super glue on the glass try, Canoe Slalom - Kayak Slalom, Whitewater Slalom eyes as this could ruin the look. For the doll's hair, you can either paint why not visit, Supermotos hair on the doll's head, which is mostly suitable for male dolls, or use a wig.

After you are done assemble the entire doll by joining the limbs and the head to the soft premade body. This can be done with glue or even with hooks, if you do not want to use super glue. All this effort will pay off when you get the final result, your very own porcelain doll. Even if it's not perfect the first time, remember that only practice can make you an expert at making porcelain dolls.

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