This is my tut on how I modify my ball sockets for more natural art dolls.
Here are some links for materials:
Ball socket joints www.crscraft.com/products/vPro...
for this I use the 3/8ths one. I am working on a smaller ball socket joint mod at the moment.
Silicone, resin and such www.smooth-on.com/
for all you americans out there, the major one I know of is SmoothOn. For us Brits, we can get most SmoothOn stuff from Benam www.benam.co.uk/
. Craft and art shops are also a good place to look, as is amazon.
Plastic pipe covers
Mine are from Homebase in the UK www.homebase.co.uk/webapp/wcs/...
these ones are similar but I got white ones and I am not convinced I paid as much for mine. For Americans, I cant really help you, but hardware stores should have something similar.
A note on Magic Sculp(t)
This is the epoxy resin I used for this, and I only did so because it was all I had in stock. I had heard some good things about it, so ordered some, but I hate it. One part, not the hardner, is so crumbly it is almost impossible to work with. This is my favourite brand www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TAXIDERMY-M...
followed by milliput. I’ve not tried any other brands.
For PPE I want to refer you to
‘s wonderful tut all about PPE. She explains it much better than I can.
Casting and Molding
For casting and molding there is a wealth of tutorials out there. I would like to refer you to three by :iconlimitlessendevours: as they explain things very well
Thank you very much for reading though all of that. I hope that I can at least help someone in their arts.
Let me know if you use this, I’d very much like to see your creations.