Create Clay Hats and Crowns!

Create  Clay Hats and Crowns!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Halloween is coming!

Top Hat Girl with a "Halloweenie on a Stick"

So I am really rolling with this years Halloween dolls....Top Hat girl is almost done...I have to finish her "Little "Halloweenie on a Stick" baby! The babies hat is a dyed silk cocoon and it will be more designed like a pumpkin....it also needs to be "stepped up a bit" with  embellishments and silk ribbons! 

She is paperclay really sanded and polished smooth ....with a soft body that has a new "Cool" armature inside...My friend Heather Brauner,  Dollmaker Perfectionaire!!!  taught me last week...I love it...you kind of build a little "cage" on the body...it shapes the body better...and the clothes seem to lay nicer!  THANKS HEATHIE!!! Check out Heathers site from my favorite  blogs  list. I will post a picture of this armature next post for the next doll.

Her top hat was made from premo clay over a wide metal  tube to create its shape..., I  "triple thicked"  it to match her Shiny Patent leather shoes!  This hat was inspired by my good friend Cindy Sowers...Millinery Extrordinaire!   You can check out her site in my favorite blogs List....A Dolley A Day!  (Love that name.....)

Chickie Corn Girl is complete...her clothes are Tea, Coffee, cinnamon stained, and her hair is wild and has braids and fabric strips weaved into it! 
Her Chickie Corn hat and all of the hanging chickie corns are made from yellow, orange and ivory polymer clay.  Her Trick or treat pumpkin is a silk cocoon dyed orange, and decorated with vintage findings ..... I decopauged a "Tiny" vintage picture I found on the internet..My Very Creative friend, Sue Milo (from the Milo Files!)  gave me the idea after we both decided the pumpkin was sweet...but Boring!  That extra step  made the pumpkin  come to life..Thanks Sue!

8 comments:

Shashi Nayagam said...

She is delightful and I love the details on her. Her little baby is the cutest.

Marijke van Ooijen said...

Hay my dear Colleen,

How are you doing..?

This Halloweendoll is so adorable..
wauw..I lke this hat very much..
And I like you little bonbondolls to..it's realy fantastic.

With love,
Marijkexxx

Heather Elizabeth Brauner said...

I'm a very lucky ! Getting to see paper clay come alive in your hands. Girly Girl you are a gifted & talented lady. Thank you for teaching me so creative ways to work with clay and fabric. The chickie corn doll is soo cute, but I love love Love the Halloween Girl that face is the sweetest ever.love ya Heather

SUSAN said...

Hey, Colleen! Wow, all your dolls came out fantastic, as usual! And the Pumpkin turned out really spectacular. You're so talented, and a real inspiration.

Love,
Sue Milo

natalia carlota vallejos said...

que bellas, adorables !!!! i love very very much this dollies !!!!

Flora said...

I agree with all of the above and then some!!! Your dolls have such a sweet elegance to them, very lovely to behold!!!!
Blessings,Flora

Mary Louisa said...

More beautiful then the last, you just keep on WOWING us!!!

duendes said...

You are such a talented and awesome artist I don't even have the words. You inspire on the darkest day! :<)

Wishing you a wonderful day today!

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