Create Clay Hats and Crowns!

Create  Clay Hats and Crowns!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Bon Bon Babes!


I have been working on these dolls for my upcoming class at purple Petals studio this Saturday.   They are Bon Bon Babes!  The little girl with the pink cupcake hat is complete.  I like this little doll because she seems different than what I usually do.  For her, I used a picture of a japanese doll that i liked.  She doesn't look like the picture.....but I liked using a "Guide"!  It really helped keep me on track of making the features small...it kind of gently "Nudged"  me..."NOW Col.. ,  do those lips look as "HUGE" as you are making them!!? " haha! 

Anyway...She is paperclay over foil and wire armature.  The bottom of her cupcake hat was made from a mold that I made from a little rubber tart I found for  $ 1.00...how cool is that?...and the top is clay that I sent for from japan that is like whipped cream, and then painted with acrylics and "topped" with Texture glass medium!  Well, its not as easy as they make it look...that little "dallop" of whipped cream took me about 3 hours to get it to look the way that I want.   I will have to ask Miss Amber Dawn, "sweets extraordinare" for an easier way! 





 Amber has inspired me to create the next doll....She is just in the idea stage, auditioning hair and clothes, but she'll definately wear the "Chocolate" hat...   The Hat was created over one of my wooden cuppers, then I used gallery texture paint to do the chocolate drizzle, then glossed the chocolat up with Texture Glass.    She is a chocolate Bon Bon...and she will have a lot of tiny candies on her outfit.  I made the tiny candies (below)  from polymer clay, but they are not glossed yet! 
                                                         I still have to make many more !


11 comments:

Maria Narbon said...

Very nice and sweet!!!

Heather Elizabeth Brauner said...

Hi Girly Girl..Wow you have been creating fantastic little sweets ,adorable tiny Dolls ,and getting ready for the workshop ! You are a CRAZY art Doll lady ! LOL ..... peace and love

Marijke van Ooijen said...

Hello Colleen,

Ohhh...she is so suger sweet this bon bon babe..
And her cloth is so beautiful..the color is very nice..
Wauwww..I love your style!!!!!

with love from Holland,
Marijkexxx

inventivesoul said...

WOW WOW WOW WOWOWOWOWOWOWWWWW!!!!!!
WOW!!!!!

*heart thumping*
I am smiling!
That is all I can do! Grinning from ear to ear!!!!

This is AMAZINGLY COOL!!!!!!!!

You rock!!!
When I finally get my book in order- I am going to invite you to display your doll(s) with my miniature works as props!!!
You are SO talented!!!
I am so happy we met!!!!

Ayala Art said...

oh yummy!

Stephanie said...

Colleen, you just keep getting better and better. Love the cupcake hat! Amber looks lovely-beautiful colors! And the chocolate - looks good enough to eat!

Mary Louisa said...

Wishing you a wonderful time this week end!! Your newest baby is beautiful.

Heidi said...

I just love-love-love all your creations - your tiny fairies are adorable -
and you are teaching now -
I am sooooo proud of you !
You are so talented and you have imagination making your designs all your own !
Happy Dolling, claying, creating
Love, Heidi

Flora said...

Colleen!!!! These BonBon babies are soooooo awesomely YUMMY!!! LOVELOVELOVE!!!!
Blessings,Flora

Shashi Nayagam said...

Thank you so much for visiting and commenting on my doll. I have been soaking up all the lovely pictures in your blog and enjoying every minute of it.

Shashi Nayagam said...

Ha ha... commented on the wrong blog but about soaking up the doll pictures that is true and I am glad I stumbled onto your blog.

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Removable wig...not styled or cut yet

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Clay Charms

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Inside cover

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