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**Check out the doll made in this tutorial on the cover of DOLL COLLECTOR magazine!! (November 2011 issue)...Now make one for yourself!!!**

Note-- This tutorial is available on Cd data disc only (It is a very large file.)

"Sculpting an OOAK BJD with Polymer Clay", this tutorial will show the experienced to advanced doll artist how to make an original one-of-a-kind BJD out of polymer clay! This is available on CD only and is not available as a digital download...it is a very large file. Some sculpting and prior knowledge of working with polymer clay is required. THIS IS NOT A "LEARN TO SCULPT" TUTORIAL. While this tutorial will not teach you to sculpt a figure in clay (you need to know how to do this already**), or paint and costume your finished figure, I will show the experienced doll maker how to add movement to their doll making skills, by creating a ball jointed doll! Ball joint doll design, sculpting each individual piece, adding joints to those pieces and stringing your creation will all be thoroughly covered!
You will be amazed to see your doll come to life with movement, and if made and strung properly..your doll should be able to stand on it's own un-aided!!
This tutorial is available on disc in pdf format to either be viewed on your computer or easily printed into book form. Translations of this tutorial are now available in both SPANISH and FRENCH, just ask for one of these versions in the message box when you check out...if not mentioned you will automatically get the ENGLISH version.
You will not find a tutorial like this anywhere else, I am also writing a full length book on ball joint dolls. The book will cover several jointing options, making your own eyes, wigs, shoes, hats and costumes...plus much, much more! **Note-as of February 2015 book is still in the works but has been shelved for the moment as I am finishing up some large projects.

I now have an Advanced tutorial which will expand your BJD making skills further!

**If you are new to sculpting and would like to learn to sculpt, I recommend my tutorial :Sculpting the Fairy Child", which is also available in my Etsy shop! https://www.etsy.com/listing/78042013/sculpting-a-child-fairy-tutorial-by-kori?ref=shop_home_active

What customers are saying about this tutorial...

Wonderful BJD tutorial - very detailed with lots of photos and very clear instructions. Thank you, Kori!!!!

"THE BEST" Tutorial I've ever purchased - Wonderful Seller

Very well done tutorial - well-written and easy to understand with lots of helpful pictures. I am excited to start working my way through it.

Note-These methods included in this tutorial are © 2011 by Kori Leppart Butts of Turtle Child Studio and are the sole property of the author. The methods taught here may not be taught in any format or included in any publication or tutorial without the express written permission of the author.

Convo me with any qestions that you might have. I ship all items worldwide, if out of the US please contact me for a shipping quote as the rates have changed, $24.95 reflects PRIORITY SHIPPING. First class shipping available in most countries, prices and shipping times vary. Thanks!


Tutorial CD-Sculpting an ooak BJD using Polymer Clay by Kori Leppart,ODACA


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