Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tool Tip for Paper Clay and Art Doll BJD Crafting




Hello again my dear crafty friends!
Today I wanted to share a few of my favorite tools in my studio.


And I found one of them in the cake making isle. 

 

Yes my friends I do love my
  Wilton®  9" Foundant Rolling Pin. 
I so easy to roll out my Creative Paperclay evenly, at the perfect thickness for easy cutting and shaping. 
Roll the perfect 4mm (1/8in) height great to used in many sculpting projects. I like the slide-on adjustable rubber rings. It help to create the perfect clay sheet.




 The beauty of this tool is that it can be easy found at many stores like 
Michael's JoAnn's and Hobby Lobby's


The best way to be used is by rolling the clay between 2 sheets of Saran Wrap plastic sheets.I don't like to roll the clay too wet so it doesn't stick to the plastic when I'm peeling it. 




 It will give you nice and even clay sheet all the time.  




 Once you have your clay sheet rolled is ready to be add to any surface your working on.
 Here is an example i love to used for.




 I love to make ball jointed dolls (BJD). 
These dolls are sculpted in pieces and later string with elastic. 
And for that reason they have to be strong and hollow. So I always like to create all my pieces with
 a core and cover it on Saran wrap.


Is so easy to now be cover with the clay sheet i created with my roller.


This allow me to have an even sheet all over the core.
 It makes it easier to cut it out and once the center is out i get a even hollow piece for me to work with .

I found the easier and most secured way to cut the Creative Paperclay is 
Using my second favorite tool I own.


My X-ACTO saw blade. I purchase these after a very bad cut using the regular X-ACTO blades.
These blades will give you more control were you want your cuts because it is so precised.


                                           

After the precised cut is made I like to used a Elmer's Glue to bond the 2 pieces back together. 
It works great with The Creative Paperclay.

With the hollow core I'm now able to create  my OOAK pieces. 
The possibilities are endless.


Eleanor 2013 byglori.com


I hope your enjoys my little tips and please stay tune for more to come.

Feel free to email me any questions at gloriann@byglori.com


Have a bless day and happy Crafting!

Sincerely,

Gloriann Irizary at By Glori

12 comments:

Michael Heywood said...

Very very cool. Thank you so much for the great tip!

Carole Lassak said...

Guess what I'm going to use my next Michael's/Joann's coupon for??? Great tip.

Diane said...

Wonderful tip Glori!

~Diane

Diane said...

Wonderful tip Glori!

~Diane

Susan Owenby said...

Very cool! I have an acrylic roller and some rubber bands laying around, I'll have to try it. :)

Fran said...

Thanks for the tip on ball jointed doll. Your dolls are great.
Fran

LuLu said...

Amazing advice Thank you I will try this out!

Charmed Confections said...

Wonderful tips on ball jointed dolls! Thanks so much Gloriann! - LeeAnn

www.byglori.com said...

You Welcome Guys! I have to say they have this tool in a much bigger size already on my Christmas Wish list. Let hope I was good enough this year and Santa will bring me my present. I cant wait..lol
Any questions please feel free to email me at gloriann@byglori.com

Maggie said...

Wow! Wonderful BJD. And now I want to get one of those rolling pins too!

Jack of all Crafts Master of None said...

WOW great tool!!! it's funny when I saw this I thought...I've been using a 6 in piece of PVC pipe and 2 "O" rings for the thickness control!!!

Jack of all Crafts Master of None said...

WOW great tool!!! it's funny when I saw this I thought...I've been using a 6 in piece of PVC pipe and 2 "O" rings for the thickness control!!!