Molding and Casting a Ball-Jointed Unicorn Doll
with Apryl Jensen
- 10+ Video lessons in HD
- Exclusive bonus content
- 30-day access to instructor
- Over 10 hours of in-depth instructions
- Lifetime access, anywhere, anytime
- Available on desktop, mobile and tablet
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What you will learn:
Making boxes to shape and build the molds
- Finishing up with our first box and starting the torso mold
- Finishing the torso mold
- Unboxing the molds and starting to make the other halves of our molds
- Making the molds for the limbs
Finishing the limb molds
Unboxing the molds and cleaning the edges of the molds
- Finishing the molds we were working on and mixed and poured the resin
Demolding the resin casting of the dolls, finishing up
- BONUS CLASS: Adjust a sculpted head so it can hold a magnetic cap and removable eyes
About the course
In this course, you will learn all about the process of creating silicone molds and making resin castings. We will go over some of the equipment used in this process including a vacuum chamber and a pressure pot. And I'll share with you what you definitely need, and what you probably don't.
I'll teach you how to prepare your doll for the molding process and also talk about things to keep in mind when you are sculpting your doll as well so it will be easier to create casting duplicates.
I'll show you how to create silicone molds for your doll from paperboard boxes and modeling clay. I'll show you how to create vents so the resin fills the mold properly, and lay out your doll pieces in a way that will conserve the most silicone and resin. I'll teach you what I do to avoid air bubbles and how to get great castings.
We'll also go over how to dye your resin for a lifelike color, and also talk about some options for painting the resin doll you create.
In our bonus class, I'll go over the process of how to adjust a sculpted head so it can hold a magnetic cap and removable eyes. In past classes, we've taught you how to create a BJD with a hook in the head cap. In this bonus class, I'll show you how it is done having your S hook meet in the doll's neck so the head plate is easy to remove when you change out the eyes and restring your doll.
If you have been interested in learning to make castings of your dolls in resin, this is the course for you!
Open Facebook Group to students of this course:
Curious Mondo: Molding and Casting a BJD Unicorn
Basic / Intermediate / Advanced
Sculptors, art dolls artists, anyone who loves sculpting or want to start a new hobby or career.
Learn how to create silicone molds of a ball jointed doll and how to mix, dye, and pour the resin for casting.
A sculpted Ball-jointed doll, for example the doll created in the How to Sculpt a Unicorn Girl Ball-Jointed Doll course.
About the instructor
Apryl discovered the art of polymer clay over ten years ago, and has been in love with sculpting figurative dolls ever since. She is the owner of Johnston Original ArtDolls and the ProSculpt Clay Company. She is well known for her fairy and fantasy art videos at MakingFairies.com. She runs an informative sculpting newsletter with over 10,000 subscribers, and a YouTube Channel (aprylian) with 130 sculpting tips videos and over 29,000 subscribers. Apryl lives in the rocky mountains of Utah and is the mother of six amazing children.