SCULPTING ARMATURES                                                    
Tips using the polymer clay below
 
Skull forms.  Also links to doll eyes that will bake in the clay.
Head armatures or forms for sculpting shown below.  (Use instead of tin foil)
DOLL HANDS.....
I custom paint bisque hands to match the polymer clay colors
for you who do not sculpt the hands. 
Be sure to note color choices for me to paint.
Click here to see acrylic and glass eyes
Shopping cart for skull armatures below:
BAKING THE POLYMER CLAYS WITH ACRYLIC EYES
All the eyes I sell on this web catalog will bake with the polymer clays.  I use an oven thermometer in a tall toaster oven with a glass door.   I place my doll head sculpture in the oven, turn it on set to 250 to 265 degrees.  I watch the temperature until it reaches and hold the 250 to 265 degrees.  Bake 10 to 15 minutes per 1/4" thickness of the clay (not counting the nose).  Be sure the acrylic eyes are not too close to the heating elements. Turn off the oven, crack the door and let the clay oven cool.  Place  damp cotton balls on the acrylic eyes when baking.  I also bake the clays multiple times as I add or correct...i.e. ears.
 BISQUE SKULL FORMS
These are the forms to use as a base or form for sculpting using the polymer clays.  The largest will make  a doll head slightly larger than life size.  The SK002 is used for life size doll head.  What a great idea to use instead of the tin foil.  The teeth can be painted off white when sculpting to create an open mouth.  These heads have been fired at much higher temperatures than a home oven. 
Paint with any acrylic paint so the clay will adhere to the skull or cover with aluminum foil.

SK001....7" x 5 1/2".....$10.50

Makes life size doll.
Use 24 to 26mm eyes

SK002....6 1/2" x 4 1/2".....$9.50 

Makes 4' to 5' + tall doll.  Use 20mm to 22mm eyes.
If you do not want the space between the teeth cut out,
note this in the comments box at check out.

SK003....4 3/4" x 3 1/4".....$7.50

 
Makes 34" to 38" tall doll.
Use 16mm to 18mm eyes

OUT OF STOCK
UNTIL NOV. 2014

SK004....3 1/2" x 2 3/4".....$6.50

Makes 24" to 28" tall doll.
Use 14mm to 16mm eyes

SK005....2 1/4" x 1 3/4".....$4.75

Makes 20" to 24" tall doll.
Use 10mm to 12mm eyes
         
         
         





 

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