Tips & Resources

The members of ODACA hope you will find the tips listed below useful in your pursuit of the art of the doll.

Fiber Tips

Determining Fiber Content Jean D. Lotz
Favorite Tools for Sewing Various ODACA Members
Turning Tiny Doll Parts Susan Fosnot


The Artist Doll: Standard Definitions BDAA, NIADA, ODACA
Beginning Doll Making Jean D. Lotz
Columbian Dolls of Emma Adams Susan Fosnot
Creative Burn Out edited by Jean D. Lotz
Favorite General Use Tools Various ODACA Members
Making Wings Susan Fosnot
Photographing Your Dolls Gloria "Mimi" Winer & Jim Winer

Porcelain Tips and information

Favorite Tools for Porcelain Joan and Lou Benzell
Testing Kiln Elements Joan and Lou Benzell

Sculpting Tips

Avoiding Blemishes & Discoloration Myra Sherrod
Conditioning Polymer Clay Myra Sherrod
Favorite Tools for Sculpting Various ODACA Members
Final Touches & Painting Maryanne Oldenburg
Making Teeth in Polymer Sarah Russell
Smoothing Polymer clay Myra Sherrod

Wig Making Tips

Clean Get-A-Way: using Fabri-Tac® Glue Marilynn Huston
Curling Wig Fibers Myra Sherrod
Gluing Wefted Wigs Sarah Russell
Making a Wefted Mohair Wig Gloria "Mimi" Winer

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