One of the group projects at yesterday's Arts and Crap Day was making doll stands.
Traditional doll stands encircle the doll's waist which is fine for display purposes, but look awkward in the model horse show ring. I much prefer my own homemade doll stands which consist of a small base with a wire sticking out the top. Depending on your doll's attire, the wire can either encircle the leg as shown below or slip discreetly up the doll's pant leg.
The first step is to cut off a length of wire and use the needlenose pliers...to put a curl in one end.
Knead the Sculpy until soft...
then use that to cover up the curled end of the wire.
(Real men make doll stands!)
Set the Sculpy down on a smooth, wax paper covered surface and shape the base. Once that's done, it's time to make the footprints.
Two footprint bases are good for standing dolls while one footprint bases work better for running dolls.
At this point, I would usually bake the doll stands.
However, Regan suggested that perhaps we should texturize them with an old toothbrush.
This is Sancie texturizing her base.
Finally, they're ready for the oven.
Half an hour later, the doll stands were baked, cooled and ready for use. For the first time in anyone's memory Regan's Leisure Suit Larry is able to stand under his own power. Hurray!