Create Clay Hats and Crowns!

Create  Clay Hats and Crowns!

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!

Her ballet slippers are velvet and silk ribbons.

8 comments:

inventivesoul said...

~*WOW!*~
I love your improvisation- creating gorgeous elbow joints with the bead caps and the addition of the polymer clay rose. So pretty, so clever!
I just LOVE the entire costume!

~*You are very inspirational Colleen!*~

Will you be teaching the class at Purple Petals with polymer or paper clay?

I am really looking forward to it!

Amber

natalia carlota vallejos said...

BELLISIMA !!!!!
a beautiful and sweet doll.
and the small doll.
love it, besitos Colleen !!!!

Stephanie said...

Colleen, you are the queen of Crowns and tiny dolls. The embellishments are exquisite! Need to hear more about that glass medium! Awesome!

Marijke van Ooijen said...

Hay sweet soulsister...

This little doll is so lovely..
Her hand and legs are so tiny and cute...
And her wings are amazing.
You are a great artist!!!!

A lot of sunshine
Marijkexxx

Heather Elizabeth Brauner said...

Girly Girl you out did your self !This tiny little lady is ready for the party. The Tiny Doll workshop was so good , I'm looking forward to your workshop at Purple petals in July... peace and love Heathie

Chez Le Pouppe said...

I love your latest creation. Beautiful

CindySowers said...

Loving the tinies! Everything about them is wonderful. I think I'll call you Tinker Belle :) bwaaahaaahaaa

Karin said...

I love the elbow joints in particular on this sweet little doll.
She is gorgeous.

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