So...I created a mixed Media Journal page for a "Healing" Journal for my very good friend Stephanie Notaski. Of course I was late for the "giving of the journal", But the page could be added into the book (I think!) .
I tore this apart twice, before I came up with the "Wired Semi- flat" paperclay doll! I created the Head/Bodice and put holes in the shoulders while the clay was still wet. I did the same thing for the arms...then I wired the doll together, using wire, metal findings and beads. I used alchohol inks and gilded rub-ons on the wire and metal parts to age them, and I tea stained her clothes. The Background Is white fabric and handmade textured white paper free motioned with white thread and THEN painted...this was a different approach Than using different colored fabrics and threads.
I learned the technique from a new book called Stitch, Cloth, Paper and Paint by Angie Hughes. This is a beautiful hard cover book that has fantastic pictures and easy to follow instructions.