Every Friday I search out the best free craft tutorials and patterns that I find on the web, focussing on a different theme every week. To search for something specific, use the search box on the top left of the blog.
This week I'm zeroing in on tutorials on using air dry clay for making art dolls.
Click the link to visit the blog Air Dry Clay Tutorials to find the links to a tutorial for this adorable air dry clay clay doll created by Oksana Dyachenko. The tutorial is in 6 parts and is written in Russian but Air Dry Clay Tutorials has provided links via Google Translate. Don't miss this tutorial by Oksana as it includes sculpting in La Doll and even how to create an armature.
Sophie who blogs at Miss Sophie 7 Arts shared her in-progress photos on how she made this air dry clay and papier mache doll. This isn't what I would consider a full tutorial, but does provide great inspiration and an idea of how Sophie works.
Moriah Betterly shared a 9 part tutorial on how to make a Folk Art paperclay doll, see the below video for part 1:
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And finally part 9:
Visit the Amaco site to learn how to make these simple air dry clay angels designed by Michelle Zimmerman.
Pop on over to Polka Dot Pixies to see a tutorial on how to make diminutive fairies out of air dry clay.
Air dry clay gives you lots of options as an art doll maker - if you haven't tried this medium yet, give it a try.