Create Clay Hats and Crowns!

Create  Clay Hats and Crowns!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Tried some new hair


At the sheep and fiber festival...i really found some beautiful hair...i have been washing and washing blah blah blah...hair!!!! I dont think i'll ever buy unwashed animal fiber again...This is freaking work!!! Any way, some of the fiber i bought was clean ...so i tried a little on one of my halloween dolls that just didnt look right with her hair...I just "added this silky...glossy hair to what she had... I also dyed it a wheat color with some alchohol ink...which i definately wouldnt do again...because as we know alchohol dries things out...but even though this fiber got a little dried out..it still has smoothness to it...this hair is beautiful!!! See the pictures...its the doll on the right with the vintage lace,,,the girl on the left has real FLAX hair..(linen is made from flax)..i'm trying to figure out their halloween costumes!

2 comments:

Susan said...

I think it definitely depends who you buy the fleece from. I got some raw angora fleece today from a vendor I met at the OFFF. It needs to be washed, but there is no hay and NO POOP! It's really nice stuff and about 7" long. Like you I've been experimenting with dyes....some are very drying..do you think it's best to stick with the Rit?

tumbleweed said...

we've just finished shearing on the red island down under...and i've kept the longest and most beautiful wool from the Leicesters for use as doll's hair..
and here's a tip, i take the wool (still "in the grease") and dye it using a eucalyptus dye bath. the grease dissolves in the bath while preventing it all from felting and the colours are gorgeous (luscious reds, gold, brown and black all possible)

NY wow

NY wow
dIANE kEELER CLASS

Diane Keeler Class

Diane Keeler Class
Diane Teaching

Diane Keeler class

Diane Keeler class
Class Picture

Sculpting a Childs face

Sculpting a Childs face
My face ..Day 2 ..ready for EARS!

Working on a new face now!!!

Working on a new face now!!!
Completed face and breastplate

Attached head to breastplate

Attached head to breastplate
The clay is very dirty..the cleanest i can get it!

After Face Make up

After Face Make up
WOW...it gives a translucent glow...hid the dirt!

Removable wig...not styled or cut yet

Removable wig...not styled or cut yet
Goat mohair that was dyed and combed

Now she's styled!

Now she's styled!
But it is a wig...it will be glued when i'm ready!!!

Painted Face...still needs brows and lashes!

Painted Face...still needs brows and lashes!
She will be sealed with Duncan flat mat as soon as it comes in the mail!

Cloth Pixie body fit under breast plate...

Cloth Pixie body fit under breast plate...
After drawing and sewing a million body parts....

Girly girl "21" charms

Girly girl "21" charms
Angelica's 21st birthday charms

Devon with his creation

Devon with his creation
Devon and his monkey boy

Devons Doll that he made from a pattern

Devons Doll that he made from a pattern
Monkey Boy

another charm group

another charm group
Debbies Charm

Leapord tube charm

Leapord  tube charm
The diamond shape is a soldered glass bead.

Wax medium melted over polymer clay face....

Wax medium melted over polymer clay face....
She's getting there..i think this hair suits her better..she needs eyelashes and ears

Odd Vintage bug- like Fairy

Odd Vintage bug- like Fairy
Just the idea

Clay Window glazed with Utee

Clay Window glazed with Utee
Stamped Utee glazed "Charms"

Clay Charms

Clay Charms
Making a mold from a charm to make more charms!

Charming

Charming
Clear tubing and stamped Utee

Charming!!! ....REALLY!!!

Charming!!! ....REALLY!!!
Soldered Vintage photos

Charming!!! ....REALLY!!!

Charming!!! ....REALLY!!!
Soldered Charms

Journal Day with Tery and Stephanie

Journal Day with Tery and Stephanie
Creating an Art Journal

Stephanies journal

Stephanies journal
of course..completed first!!

New Art Journal

New Art Journal
Journal made from SCRATCH!!!

Art journal EMBELLISHMENTS

Art journal EMBELLISHMENTS
Clay, Stamps, Utee

Inside cover

Inside cover
Material and free motion stiching

Celeste

Celeste

Celeste up close

Celeste up close
Celestes shirt is made from gessoed and tinted lace with free motion embroidery

EVA

EVA
She is with her new mom Evelyn