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Making a Silicone Doll Bust (Casting & Painting)

Making a Silicone Doll Bust (Casting & Painting)

with Noemi Smith

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What you will learn in this casting course:


Class 1:

  • Brush-on molds
  • Building the layers

Class 2:

  • Building layers
  • Thickening agents

Class 3:

  • Lock/key line
  • Finishing up the brush on mold

Class 4:

  • Starting the mother mold

Class 5:

  • Finishing the mother mold
  • Demolding original piece

Class 6:

  • Casting the silicone bust


Class 7:

  • Cleaning and preparing the cast for painting

Class 8:

  • Painting the doll

Class 9:

  • Finishing, painting and matting
  • Basic hair rooting

Bonus Classes

  • Fixing holes
  • Inserting Eyes
Making a Silicone Doll Bust (Casting & Painting)
Making a Silicone Doll Bust (Casting & Painting)

About this sculpting course online

If you already are a Doll Artist or Sculptor this class is a must-have! This is a basic introduction to making a doll in silicone, Learning how to make a silicone doll is the next step in doll making, you'll be amazed by the realism and feel/texture of silicone. Our model will be a 1:6 scale bust made by me in polymer clay, if you wish to work along with me you will need to make your own doll head/neck (bust) preferable in polymer clay and have it baked it, no primer or varnish. We will learn how to make an easy mold of your original clay sculpture to be cast into silicone, then the whole process of painting silicone, the correct use of materials, and troubleshooting.

Open Facebook Group to students of this course:
Curious Mondo: Making a Silicone Doll Bust

Time table:
9 hours

Intermediate / Advanced

Target market:
Sculptors, art dolls artists, anyone who loves sculpting or want to start a new hobby or career. Prior experience in sculpting with clay is advised

Main objective:
Learn how to make silicone dowll bust (cast & paint)



About the instructor

Noemi Smith

I am a student and a lover of the Arts since I was a little girl. I started my art career by drawing and painting just as a hobby. I was a student of Technical design and worked for several years doing ACAD Computer Technical Drawings in my country Peru. I never had the opportunity to show my Artistic skills, until I came to live in the United States in 2005. That is when I started making figurines in Cold Porcelain and also when I found Polymer Clay. I was so amazed with the art of doll making. I fell in love with! I started making figurines in Cold Porcelain; a type of clay used for modeling in South America. As for my language, it was easier for me to learn from what I found online, even how to make my own clay (because this clay isn’t for sale in the USA). Later on... well I learned English of course! That is when I found out about Polymer Clay, I was so amazed with the Art of Doll making... I fell in love with it! I started researching about it, learning from videos online, collecting information from here and there. I became a self-taught Artist. My inspiration is the female figure as well as children and animals. I started sharing my knowledge with new beginners, especially my Hispanic fellows, in this wonderful world of Doll making.
Nowadays started making something more than dolls as was captivated with fantasy characters and creatures, and still constantly strive to improve my skills. I'm able to work in different mediums such as clay, polymer clay, fabrics, yarn, wool, anything that can get my hands on!

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