Step by Step: Skinny Doll with Pink Dress

Art instructor Evelyn Fonseca shows us how to dress a "skinny doll", step by step. Evelyn is from Brazil and narration is in Portuguese. If you don't understand the language, just mute the video and follow along as she demonstrates each step.

The "Fox" clay used in demo is a commercial cold porcelain.  If commercial cold porcelain is not available in your area, you can make some homemade cold porcelain or use just about any brand of soft air-dry clay for this project..  You'll also need a Styrofoam ball for the head, a couple of skinny dowels for the legs and some yarn or other material for the hair (or use clay).  The colorless glue she is using looks like it's a water-based glue, but white glue will work also (ie, Elmers or Aleenes).

Preparing the doll head & body is not shown in this video.  She starts with a body that has air-dried and cured in advance.  It's a very simple shape and you should be able to create one by looking at the undressed doll shown at very beginning of video.  First, smoothly cover a Styrofoam ball with flesh-colored clay for a perfectly round head.  Impress the mouth into face with a circle cutter and insert a short dowel for neck.  There is no nose.  Paint on the eyes after head is cured.  For the body, form a small block of clay for the torso and insert the 2 dowels for legs.  Attach the head with glue.  Let dry before proceeding.  View a demonstration of a similar doll head and torso in this other tutorial.

FYI, "passo a passo" which is written on her apron means "step by step".  It's the name of their program.  

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