This polymer clay Kokeshi Doll tutorial will show you all the steps to make your own tradable, collectible, and swappable miniature Japanese-inspired figurines. Learn to create these 2″ tall miniature polymer clay figurines decorated with acrylic paints.
This polymer clay Kokeshi Doll tutorial will teach you how to make your own Kokeshi-inspired figurines. You will learn how to create your own doll using an armature, make your own skin color recipe, and use easy painting techniques to design your own kimono.
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This PDF tutorial is 24 pages long and contains over 74 images.
This is an INSTANT DOWNLOAD TUTORIAL. After your payment has been confirmed, you will be sent a download link in your email. You can also download this tutorial direct from this site after logging in.
This eBook assumes a basic knowledge of polymer clay. It does not go into detail about conditioning, baking, varnishing, or adding patina to your clay though links are provided within the PDF to help you. No refunds/returns on any digital media.
This document and everything contained in it, including graphics & text, are the property of KatersAcres, illegal redistribution, teaching, or sale without proper consent is subject to penalty under law. You can create and sell any sculptures you make using this tutorial. As a courtesy, please give KatersAcres credit for the design.
rdsseasons (verified owner) –
Katie, I’m having fun with the Kokeshi doll tutorial, but is there a video that accompanies it? There seem to be steps missing, or not fully fleshed out after the main doll is built. Like the obiage (what’s it for, how does it look from the back) and the sleeves (reducing bulk from the Obi, proper mounting, size. The little side sleeves with round edges: size, closeup of installation. Is the embroidery floss braided or twisted first?
Thanks for your help. I’m doing little mobiles for my great granddaughters, so making 10 of them!
Katie Oskin (verified owner) –
I’m so glad that you are having fun with the tutorial and making so many of them! There is no video with this tutorial. Some tutorials do have videos, but not all tutorials do; the ones that do are marked as such. Many of the questions you have are personal design choices and will vary per doll. I hope you continue to have fun and make many more.
connie farrell (verified owner) –
I have not started yet. They look really cute and My friend Tom has done them, they were so cute!
Thomas Gibson (verified owner) –
These little dolls are quick to create and the finishing touches are what make them so addictive. The variations that can make each one unique will drive you to make more. I create Bottles of Hope using medicine vials as a base for the doll.