Thursday, January 21, 2010

enough tutorials to keep you busy for a month:

tutorials A to Z:
from hats to furniture:

24 tutorials:

Friday, January 8, 2010

Doll Part Tutorials

sculpting a hand

only the head, mouth and nose

eyes and ears

Footsculpting on youtube
part 1

part 2

Flower Making Tutorials

Long list of things to make

Great product to make mini flowers

How to make a Sunflower

How to make a Rose:

Make a Lily

Make another Lily

Make Petunias

Make a miniature flower vase

Flowers from False Eyelash Clumps

many thanks for these to Janet Whittig, (MiniaturesFromClay)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Stringing Your BJD

Guys, use your translator. This site is in Japanese.

Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Tutorial

Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese with cranberries....mmmmm, highly recommended! Mild with just a hint of sweetness.

Start off with a cheeseboard... mine is made of cernit (granite); 1-3/8" in diameter and 1/16" thick. I added an inner ring for realism. Use whatever cutters you have on hand or make your board rectangular.

Here's my tutorial using fimo:
waxy covering:
4 parts bordeaux red to 1 part navy blue.
cranberry pieces:
4 parts bordeaux red to 1 part navy blue and a hint of carmine red. Bake and grate into slivers.
4 parts white to 2 parts champagne to 1 part light yellow. (I used a half inch ball of white to make 1 cheese)
Condition well and include some of your baked slivers. Roll into a ball. Flatten to 1/4 inch thick. My real life cheese is approximately 2-3/8" high and has an 8" diameter.
Roll out the waxy covering and cover your cheese smoothing out all seams. The easiest way is to cut a long piece the height of your cheese sides and 2 circles for the top and bottom of the cheese.
Chill in the fridge for about an hour.
Slice & lightly texture the cheese (not the covering) using a crumpled ball of tin foil.
Bake at the recommended time for your brand of clay.
When cool, paint the waxy outer wrap with a matte varnish.

Bon appetit! ....oh and don't overindulge, we have Camembert/Brie, Edam, Swiss and Danish Blue Cheese coming up.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


...or for those of you not texting, BJD = ball jointed dolls

the next one is in Russian so use your translator:

and this is the English translation for that rather expensive Japanese book on BJDs:


Friday, January 1, 2010

Candy wrapper Printies

The Hershey archives contain images, (such as the 1900 wrapper shown above) of their chocolate bars from 1900 to 2005.

Mike's Candy Wrapper site has flattened out modern day candy wrappers.