Basic instructions

This page contains links to blog posts explaining some of the basic techniques I use when making doll shoes. I thought it would be more convenient to collect them here, so you won't have to go through all posts when looking for a specific thing. See also the Fashion Doll Shoes Tutorials index on my web site for a listing of the videos according to subject.

Making a foot last:
Making a foot last for a doll with flat feet
Plaster casting using a latex mold

Mold making:
Making a master
Making a silicone mold
Flat sole mold with Sculpey Mold Maker
Making a cardboard mold 

Shoe soles:
Casting plastic that needs to be melted
Casting plastic using a silicone mold
Carving cork soles 1 & Carving cork soles 2
Cardboard (card stock) soles
Modeling clay soles for Barbie shoes 
Wedge heels from polymer clay using cardboard molds

Heels:
Making polymer clay heels 

Other:
How to get plastic uppers to stay in place

2 comments:

Aleksandra Stybel said...

Hei,

mikä liima käytät, jos voin kysyä?

T: Ola

Tarja said...

Enimmäkseen PVA-liimaa eli valkoista puuliimaa (Eri Keeper ja vastaavat). Pikaliimaa materiaaleihin, joita ei sillä voi liimata (metalli, muovit).