How to Sculpt a
Polymer Clay Baby
In this section we learn how to sculpt OOAK polymer clay baby feet.
STEP 51: Cut in the toes and follow the steps from before to sculpt the other baby foot. Try to keep the features smooth by gently running your thumb over the surface of the clay.
STEP 52: Smooth the foot into the ankle and leg of the baby. Carefully position the legs together so that the baby looks like it’s laying there asleep. Go over the legs and the feet again to make sure everything is smooth and there are no air pockets in the clay.
STEP 53: Using a Pick tool, carefully press a crease where his bottom should be. Be sure not to create the crease too high, refer to your reference photo; babies have very small bottoms. Make sure that when you are creating the crease that you are not carving the clay with the point of the tool. Lean the tool slightly to the side and press the tool into the clay, rather than carving a line. Do this also for the fat folds around the thighs.
STEP 54: Now you have everything sculpted in the polymer clay you have to look over the entire doll and refer to your reference photo. Are there any changes that need to be made before you bake again? Is everything in proportion? Have you done the best that you can do with this doll? Don’t be scared to get a knife into the doll right now and cut away anything that doesn’t look right. It’s better to fix any problems you can notice now, rather than having it glaring at you once you’ve finished. Referring to my reference photo I can see that there are still some changes that need to be made to the face. My baby’s face is a lot slimmer than my reference. The head is also a bit too small.
STEP 55: Here I am simply applying more polymer clay to the areas that need fattening up. If the clay doesn’t stick to the raw clay very well, apply a small amount of Liquid Fimo or Translucent Liquid Sculpey to the baked clay. It will act as a polymer clay glue.
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