Just stumbled across this, and it's fantastic. Thanks so much for posting such a wonderful tutorial. I wanted to share something that I learned recently, that might help those attempting this with Sculpey or other polymer clays. It is possible to half-bake the clay, by only baking for half the recommended time, and then still carve with an xacto knife, etc. It is hardened a bit, so that you don't mess up what you have already done, but it isn't as hard as the final product. When you are all done, bake for the full recommended time (pretend you hadn't prebaked) and it will be hardened like normal. I have made several of the furred animals (cats) and have used this method with success. You can also still add more clay in any area after prebaking, and it will become fused after the full bake. I am so going to attempt this!
Hmmm, well sculpey doesn't crack ever, but you have to bake it. I dunno if it's expensive there or not, pretty sure you can find it online for reasonable price. Stoneclay can be a pain, if it's drying in humid weather, but I don't have a lot of experience with it! I'm sorry this happened to you. Out of curiosity, what brand did you use?
I used a local brand here in my city, i didnt wanted to buy a more expensive brand because it's my first time making a doll, and a knew i could screw up a little, but i think it was a wrong choice ( D: ) I think sculpey could be a better option. Do you think polymer clay will crack this much?