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How To : Make plaster molds

When making a plaster mold you must first decide on the shape and size of your mold. Then you need to order your plaster and supplies. Select something to make a mold from, a container to house the plaster lined with a layer of clay to make for an easy removal of the plaster, ...more

How To : Make a silicone ring mould

In order to make a Silicone Ring Mold you should first get a small plastic container. This will be your mold box. First, you should cut the bottom out of the container. Next, use double sided tape to stick the ring down to the base of this. Next, secure the mold walls to the b ...more

How To : Reroot Blythe Doll hair

This is a tutorial on Rerooting Blythe Doll Hair from the CRAFT Video Podcast. Blythe dolls are great for making three-dimensional self portraits. There is an enormous community of customizers working with the Blythe Doll. One of the main online sources for customization is Pu ...more

How To : Model grass for miniature dioramas and game terrain

Here's how to place grass into your diorama scenery. These tactics may be familiar to model train builders, but there are endless fibers that can create texture for miniature landscapes. Make grass for dioramas, Warhammer, architectural models and other miniatures.

How To : Make miniature trees for dioramas

Here is a quick and easy tutorial on making miniature trees. Watch this instructional model making video to get started with the traditional method using Woodland Scenics and learn some alternatives using found materials like wire and scouring pads. They look great and are per ...more

How To : Apply eyelashes to open eyed reborn baby dolls

In this video, we learn how to apply eyelashes to open eyed reborn baby dolls. First, you will need to prepare the glue by placing it on a flat surface and letting sit for a couple minutes. Then, take the new eyelashes and remove the existing glue with tweezers. After you do t ...more

How To : Make fairy wings

Feel like getting crafty? In this 8-part video tutorial, learn how to create the perfect pair of mini fairy wings, approximately 6 inches wide. Also included within these videos is how to make realistic-looking bat and dragon wings. To complete this project, you will need cell ...more

How To : Make foam box miniature mountains

A quick and inexpensive method of making highly detailed miniature landscapes for model railways, diorama's or garden sculptures. This is a vivid scenery design lesson perfect for your train scenes or other mountain scapes.

How To : Make bubbles for a miniature bathtub

In order to make bubbles for a miniature bathtub, you will need Amazing Casting Resin, Triple Thick, micro marbles/decorative beads, a dollhouse tub, and a miniature rubber ducky. You can purchase it in hobby stores: e.g. Hobby Lobby. Open it. Mix it well, according to the pac ...more

How To : Care for your American Girl doll

In this video, Sarah tells us how to care for your American Girl Doll. Tip number one is to not put any product on the doll's hair. The next tip is to not wash the hair on the doll unless you absolutely have to. Don't put pressure on her hair as you brush it, use a light touch ...more

How To : Simulate brick wall effects for dioramas

Here are some examples of brickwork for dioramas or war game terrain. Create a fine grit coating for foam carvings using a mixture of white glue, paint and fine sand. Press in brick patterns into foam, or if working in smaller scale, you can coat cardboard with a thin coat of ...more

How To : Make a miniature ziggurat

Watch this three part tutorial to build a miniature ziggurat. Use pink Styrospan high density foam. Assemble this model of a step sided pyramid with a ruler, some glue and an x-acto knife. The pink foam is easy to carve and can be repaired with glue if broken. Part 1 of 3 - Ho ...more

How To : Make a miniature baby bottle

In order to make a miniature baby doll bottle to be used in a dollhouse, you will need the following: orange paint, white paint, a paintbrush, and a light bulb from a string of white Christmas lights. The light bulb must be a standard light bulb. It can't be a replacement bulb ...more

How To : Make a plush stuffed toy body without sewing

Want to make a plushie, but you're all thumbs when it comes to sewing? Don't worry, you can still make a little stuffed friend without a needle and thread. You will need felt, scissors, a hot glue gun, cotton stuffing, and a fabric marker. Watch this video tutorial and learn h ...more

How To : Make mud and rubble in a WW2 diorama

In this tutorial, we learn how to make mud and rubble in a WW2 diorama. You can use corks as the rubble after you paint it and rip it into different pieces to make it look like destroyed buildings. You can purchase realistic water and gloss gel medium to look like water that i ...more

How To : Make your own hangers for your American Girl dolls

In order to make your own hangers for your American Girl Dolls' clothes, you will need the following: wood, nails, a hammer, a marker, one American Doll hanger (to be used as a pattern), 14 gauge wire, pliers, and wire cutters. In order to make your wire hangers, you need to ...more

How To : Make salt dough for crafting

Salt dough can be used like clay for craft. This video demonstrates how to make salt dough. The ingredients required to make salt dough are a cup of salt, two cups of flour, a cup of water and food coloring. Make sure to cover your working surface with old newspaper and use a ...more

How To : Easily make a bridal veil for your doll

This video shows you how to make a bridal veil for your doll. Take some 58 inch wide ivory tulle netting. Assorted floral decorations, scissors, thread and pins. You also need some floral tape, artificial leaves, wire and wire cutters, fancy ribbon, and some white feathers. Fi ...more

How To : Make a paper mache Helm's Deep

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a paper mache Helm's Deep. You can make a pretty good one just using paper mache if you don't have the professional materials. Build it on a cardboard surface and then use cut outs from cereal boxes to make the structures and building fea ...more

How To : Make a sakura (cherry blossom) from polymer clay

Cherry blossoms aren't just special because they're Bath and Body Works' best-selling scent of all time. No, in addition to their delicate floral smell, cherry blossoms are special because they are the first flower buds to open in spring. Spring officially stars when you see t ...more

How To : Remove American Girl doll eyes

TrollForHire demonstrates how to remove eyes from an American Girl doll. To remove eyes from an American Girl doll, first you must remove the head from the doll body. It would also help if you prepare the head by removing the hair. Once the doll head is bald, stick your thumb ...more

How To : Make a voodoo doll out of almost anything

Do you have frustrations to take out that can only be helped with magic? If you are in need of the power of a voodoo doll but don't know how to obtain one, check out this helpful tutorial from Planet Voodoo. In this video, Voodoo Mama will show you how to make a real voodoo d ...more

How To : Make a vacuum former

Here's a cheap and easy way to make 3D plastic forms like Stormtrooper costumes and tons of other things. Make Magazine shows you how in this video.

How To : Apply green wash to vinyl when making reborn dolls

In this tutorial, we learn how to apply green wash to vinyl when making reborn dolls. First, you will need to gather all of your tools to create your doll project. After this, mix up your paint and then apply it to a sponge with a brush. Then, start to dab the paint onto the s ...more

How To : Make a Tyler Oakly inspired rag doll

In this video, we learn how to make a Tyler Oakley inspired rag doll. You will need: an old t-shirt, a needle, felt, googly eyes, pen/pencil, paper, yarn, thread, and scissors. Start out by drawing the body of the doll out on the piece of paper, then cut it out. Now, trace the ...more

How To : Make miniature raviolli out of polymer clay

This video shows how to make a very realistic looking bowl of ravioli out of polymer clay, to be used in a doll house. She starts with flesh tone clay and uses a piece of plastic needlepoint to press the pattern of square ravioli into the clay. She trims off the edges and then ...more

How To : Use wood for building miniatures rather than foam

Watch this instructional model making video to learn some of the pros and cons of making miniature game terrains out of wood. The wood models are certainly more durable, but they take a lot of work to build. The foam models go rather quickly and can take on more naturalistic c ...more

How To : Make a two-part push mold doll out of polymer clay

For those doll makers out there who want to expand into the art show and markets scene, sculpting one of a kind pieces may be too time consuming. This video will hopefully help these artists will to stretch their expertise into making limited edition dolls. Watch this video do ...more

How To : Paint warhammer 40k ork leather

From Prime It Up and for the beginning painter, an end to end tutorial about painting a 40K Ork to a tabletop standard. This tutorial warhammer video covers how to paint the leather on the ork. Part 1 of 3 - How to Paint warhammer 40k ork leather. Part 2 of 3 - How to Paint w ...more

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