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Sunday, June 6, 2010
A Tiny Doll from Polymer...
Two weeks ago, I Taught a small group the tiny Mixed Media doll in polymer clay ...I normally do the doll in paperclay, The girls thought it might be easier for them...so I changed some things around and I really like how the doll body worked out.
I made the same head /Bodice armature from foil , but I added a complete wire skeleton. In my paperclay dolls...I would always just build the arms and legs on wire, and push the wires into the stuffed cotton body. They were more "leaners"! Now the doll can do a full pose! Also, This doll was done with a 2 way stretch fabric that slipped over the wire skeleton, with the arms and legs completed...it was then stuffed......see photos.
I completed my doll and she has a tiny Wish Fairy" with her. I Embellished the doll with teeny tiny roses out of polymer clay that I covered with Texture Glass Medium...they actually look "encased" in glass"! I love this stuff!! I learned how to make these teeny little roses from Amber Dawn . The minute I laid eyes on Amber's teeny tiny roses..I knew I would want to incorporate her technique into a doll...
I actually had a problem with her arms being out of proportion after I put her together...so I cut the baked arms in half, taking some length away...I was able to slip the arms off of the wire and attach fancy BEAD CAPS , then adding a rose...making a "pretty" JOINT!
Her Wings were shaped from wire, I used tissue paper and 2 Part Resin...adding glitter..then I gave it a coat of Texture glass...
Her crown is polymer clay with gems, clay roses and metal findings...tinted with alchohol inks, gel rub ons, and my new favorite Tim Holtz, distressed rock Candy!