Ballerina Project 2 – Part 1

In this tutorial, I will demonstrate how to make the Ballerina Push Mold Doll using polymer clay, bamboo skewer, ballerina push mold and armature wire.  This will enable you to learn how to make a doll that stands up on one leg.

THE BALLERINA STAND:

Ballerina-Project-2-doll standFor this project, I am using a simple wooden plaque that can be purchased at any craft store.  I am also using a wooden bamboo skewer that can be purchased in a package at any local supermarket.

The tool pictured to the left is a drill bit that is the same size as the bamboo skewer, with a polymer clay handle I made out of “junk polymer clay”.

Choose a side of the plaque and “drill” a hole for the bamboo skewer about one inch from one side.   If you use a drill bit that is exactly the same size, the skewer will fit into the hole and hold the doll very firmly.  If you use a drill bit that is slightly bigger, you will need to use glue to get the skewer to stand straight.

BALLERINA PUSH MOLD:

ballerina-push-mold-webTo the left is the ballerina push mold that we will be using for this project.

This can be purchased in the online store at www.whitegothic.com/shop/.

Blend Super Sculpey with Sculpey III in the color white to get a pretty complexion color.  Make sure you blend up enough to make the whole doll.

Spray the inside of the mold with water and this will act as a mold release. Here is a video on YouTube that teaches you how to fill a push mold here.

ballerina-push-mold-web

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