Create Clay Hats and Crowns!

Create  Clay Hats and Crowns!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Painting Leopard...being Inspired





Today I had a get together with my friend Lillian Alberti...alias...LILLIANO!  She is a wonderful teacher...now traveling to different places to "do her "LIL BIT of Whimsy"!  So I cherish the time I get to spend with her!  ....I thought I was going to her...but I believe she had "cabin fever" and came by me!!    Then a phone call came in...long story short, my friend Heathie came over too.  We just all worked on our own things.





My "thing" was inspired by Lilliano...who created the most beautiful leapord slippers for her "Princess and the Pea" doll.....I couldnt believe she painted them.  I really wanted to learn that ...because painting is a bit of a struggle for me...and I'm a "Leapord Freak"...I hoard anything Leapord...and now she opened my world up...OK...JUST PAINT IT!!! then , I have FULL CONTROL..I can make anything leapord!  Oh my gosh...THAT IS INSPIRATION!   So I worked hard (taking as many tips from Lilliano as I could)...while we all worked and talked "ART"!! haha   I am very happy with what I accomplished today (i'll keep at it until i get my "perfect" leapord print)...  I have an Idea for a Leapord crown to go with this tiny dolls little leapord pants i made from my painted fabric....so i'll see what happens for this doll!




It was Fantastic to have this "Creative" get together With Lillian...she teaches me that you can " create" anything in your head with what is "on hand"...and I teach her to open the box and find "more stuff" to use!!! haha    
And Heathie is also a BIG inspiration to me...she excells in anything that she tries...she is great with Fabric and needlesculpting...and also with clay..   

2 comments:

natalia carlota vallejos said...

Beatiful dolls,for Lillian too !!! and very original, lovely the animal print, cariños. Natalia

Marijke van Ooijen said...

Dear Colleen,

Your dolls and from Lillian, looks great.
Fantastic you working together!

Big hug..
Marijkexxx

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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