OK...lets try this again!..I have a written insruction that i can email whoever wants it, Tracy, I already sent yours printed out...!
Roll your clay out on the THICKEST setting, use whatever color you choose for the sole, i usually use a brown taupe or natural ivory and let the actual "shoe" be the color part...it looks more lifelike...but FANTASY is good too!!!
I trace around my dolls foot on a piece of paper, adding an extra border so the "shoe fits"!! Then I use a piece of flexible craft plastic and copy the sole onto that..cutting that out ...(this makes a nice template that when tracing around it with your exacto knife, gives you nice support and you can save it for future soles . Follow the pictures.......
So at this point you can just bake them and have a "flat" sole for a ballerina like shoe...or you can take it TWO steps further and add an ARCH and a HEEL.
For the heel. i just jot a line on my "PLASTIC SOLE" and form a littl heel using the line as a guide...i either use one layer of rolled clay or double it. Then cut the heel out with your exacto knife, and place it on the bottom of you sole, blending the clay as smoothly as possible (but dont worry, because you can use your grinder tool to sand it to "perfection"!!!
At this point i work on a little tile so that i can put it in the oven, without disturbing the shape. Now with your heels attached to the sole, use a small dowel, butt it up against the heel and push the sole flat. creating a "lovely" arch!
ok..we are going to part TWO because i'm getting nervous because this is where i lost the whole thing last week!!! Colleen