Create Clay Hats and Crowns!

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Mixed Media doll From the Milo Files!


This Sunflower girl is My Flat Doll. She is a mixed media doll made of fabric that was painted with acrylics, I added paperclay to the flat head, I crackled and stained parts of her, she has metal wings that were cut and textured on the sissix, then patina'd, and her arms are jointed with jewlery end caps treated with alchohol inks! Her skirt and bra are made from a piece of vintage lace that was literally "dissentegrating"...but I wanted to preserve its past...so I treated it with "Porcelain petal", then sprayed with a sealer...its delicate...but it is keeping the fabric "ALIVE" forever!!!   Her head has tiny polymer flowers that I cut out from my tiny cutters that i have in my ebay store...they were painted and stained...gems were added!


 So...the Milo files are stories from an"underground" creative group that I have joined...We meet on tuesdays and the creativity in the group lies in the "UNKNOWN"!!!...
You never know if it will be every Tuesday...or once or twice a month!  You dont know what you'll eat there...sometimes a can of soup....sometimes "homade Lasagne and meatballs....(Delicious! MMM!)  
 You dont know what the next project will be, and you NEVER know what you will GET there!!!

Theres creative goodies being passed around from all of the members...its almost like "christmas" on Tuesdays!!! haha!!!

BUT Seriously...a small group have been getting together and "JUST CREATING" at Sue Milo's house!   All Members Share their "specialties" and teach the group....!!!!













The First week, Doreen taught Soldering charms....The second week Sue taught the "flat Doll" that she made from a pattern from cloth, paper, scissors...    The beautiful flat dolls on the board were Sue's Creations that inspired this  class!  





This week was my week to teach "crowns"!!! We had a great day...and I will have pictures of the crown after out next "Secret meeting"! 

There is a shot of Sue's beautiful Studio...every thing is in its place..Really!!! Also, there is a picture of the sugar scrub that she created (PINK!!!) she made the labels too!! ...WOW!
It was a great day, that ended at Michaels finding new  TREASURES by   "Sculpey"  and Lisa Pavelka products!!!!   YEA!!!

11 comments:

Marijke van Ooijen said...

My dear Colleen,

This doll is amazing!!
I am in love with this beautifull doll..
The pictures of your little group are so lovely.

Sweet greetings,
Marijke

p.s Ohhhh...I dream to come to your country...and meet you!

Caroline said...

Wow that's a nice studio and your new doll is beautiful. Fits in perfectly with Spring.

Heather said...

A Fun Day ! At the Milo's... Susan made a fantastic lunch and the Sugar scrub she made us makes my hands sooo soft.

Stephanie said...

OH my! I think you have found your muse! How wonderful to be part of such a creative group. And you flat doll is so much better than any in CPS!

SUSAN said...

It's really great to be working with such creative people. I really look forward to our meetings, and am planning some great future lunches with goody bags! So many projects...so little time!

Ciao for now!
Susan

Flora said...

Hello Colleen, your blog is so delightful, it looks like everyone in your group is having such a wonderful time too!!!
Blessings,Flora

inventivesoul said...

~*I LOVE YOUR DOLL!*~

Marijke van Ooijen said...

Dear friend,

Tahnks for you kind words about my work...
If you like I can come next year to your country...and then I can learn you to make al Pierotchild Pippa...
I dream about to come and meet you and your students...!!

Have a nice and good week-end with a lot f happines and sunshine..

Marijke**

Mary Louisa said...

Colleen you are just flying up, up and away into the stars, this is wonderful!!

Elizabeth Parsons said...

I know Doreen and Sue! I wondered onto your site from "Art is"...and saw familiar faces! your weekly group sounds devine!
Elizabeth Parsons

CindySowers said...

I love your flat doll, Colleen! It's fab! How are you, gal?

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