Ballerina Project 2 – Part 6

ADD BALLERINA BODY SUIT:

Using Sculpey III in the color pink, I added a very, very thin layer of clay and built up a body suit for the ballerina.  Try to get it as smooth as you can so you will only have a little sanding to do when you half-bake the doll.

SANDING THE DOLL:

You can sand each section as you go, or you can wait until this time to do your sanding.  I prefer to sand as I go.  Starting with 60 grit sandpaper, sand off any large bumps and lumps.  Then move to 100 grit sandpaper to create a smooth finish.  There will be sanding marks still on the doll after this, but it will be much smoother.

Using 220 or 320 wet/dry sandpaper, sand the doll smooth.  This grit will start to remove the sanding marks.  It will be pretty smooth using the 220 or 320 grit.

Then I finish sanding at the sink using a drop of water and a drop of liquid soap and sanding with 400 and 600 grit sandpaper.  This will give you the porcelain finish that you want.

If you need to sand the hands and head, you can do them at the same time.

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