Saturday, May 15, 2010
Tiny Polymer Mixed Media Doll Class...More Milo Files!
This Tuesday, Our "Secret" group met and created new "Milo files"......I had the pleasure of teaching the group my TINY Fairy Mixed Media dolls, but in Polymer (most of my tiny dolls are paperclay). Heather has sculpted, but never this tiny...and Doreen and Sue have never sculpted with polymer., both of them are new to dolls! Everyone felt that they would do better in polymer. I agreed that polymer takes detail easier, but PAPERCLAY CAN ALSO BE EASY IF YOU USE LESS DETAIL IN SCULPTING, AND USE MORE "PAINTERLY" DETAIL. IN THE END, WHICH EVER MEDIUM YOU ARE WORKING IN.. IT IS EASY AND FUN TO CREATE A TINY MIXED MEDIA DOLL!!!!!
These are the two dolls that I am working on with the class. The larger one was the first doll created..and it literally "Crackled when I baked it. I had such a hard time with the first batch of clay...after this happened ..I threw out the clay...maybe it was old!? I never ran into this before...so I started on the second one (to the left) and I like her much better, she is tinier and has nicer detail. Maybe I will try and crackle that first doll as suggested by Heather! hmmm! maybe she will work out after all!