Here is part 2 of my ball joint doll project. I started with the body and legs using the straws and body form shown in part 1. I started off using La Doll stone clay and quickly realized that I would be needing way more than 1 pack of clay. After kneading and rolling out the clay to about a 1/4 inch depth I wrapped it around the body form and smoothed it out as best as I could. I found La Doll clay a little hard to work with even after a lot of kneading and misting with a water bottle. With the clay that I had left I repeated the process of rolling out the clay and I covered the the straws for the legs with a first layer of clay.
After doing a little more research and watching a few more videos I decided to try La Doll Premier stone clay as it was recommended for being smoother and more pliable. I have ordered 2 packs and will post more progress when they come in. I also ordered fine sand paper and a pack of metal files. I will continue in part 3.