So... in 2004 my mother asked if I would want to put a doll into a show she was heading up for her doll club. Needless to say, I said yes. Needless to say, never got it done. I hate being so predictable.
The whole sordid tale up to that point is here, but there is more to come. She said that this year participation was a little light and the club was gong to hold a stick-n-bitch to get dolls done for the show, and would I like to participate and finally finish that darned doll I've been promising her. The gathering is next Sunday and I have some things to do this week to get it ready for finishing then.
I am immensly unhappy with the head and though I'd like to try sculpting one out of modeling clay. So, thats what I've been doing today. What a pain! Every time I get one part of the face in good shape I push another part out of shape just trying to hold on to it while I'm working. gggrrrrrrrrrrrrr. I finally have it in ok shape so I'm leaving for the evening, taking hubby to dinner for papa's day and I gt back to it with a fresh eye tomorrow.
Is anyone out there experienced with Premo Sculpey? I have no idea how long to cook this thing... It's a head, LOL, about 2"x2.5"x2". Any advice? Will it change shape or shrink at all while cooking? I'd hate to ruin it now...
UPDATE: I chatted with my mama tonight and when I asked her about baking this stuff she said, "Oh no, I've always put a ball of tinfoil in the middle with a thin layer of clay over it for doll heads. Otherwise it will never finish baking and the outside might crack before the inside ever hardens." Now I know. I guess it's ok - I'm not too heartboken. I was going to try another head tomorrow (maybe two or three) and use the best one, espeically since the first on is very "character-ey" and looks vaguely like a cross between Patrick Stewart and Audrey Hepburn on steroids. When hubby got home I proudly presented it to him and he looked frightened, backed away from it, and asked if he could squish it because it was so disturbing. Yes, I have pictures and I'll post as soon as I get them off the camera. :-) Like I said, it looks character-ey, but I was happy it just looked at all like a head, since I've never done anything like this before. LOL!