Create Clay Hats and Crowns!

Create  Clay Hats and Crowns!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Tweener work for the next doll!~


So...I was feeling like I was in the need of trying some already learned and some New techniques. I Want my next doll to incorporate a technique that I have to learn ...and Then I'll apply that technique to the doll.

I Finally got to watch a bunch of DVDs that I ordered!  I really picked up a lot of cool things.  The Four that I really loved were by Beryl Taylor, Ruth Rae,  Tim Holtz, and Angie Scarr.

 

I am only in the beginning stages, right now...I started by creating a bunch of Fabric papers, with muslin, tissue papers, colorful napkins, and some Vintage ephemera that I had.  I coated some old book pages and a part of my handmade papers with 2 part resin...to make this very cool..glass like paper, the book pages actually came out translucent shiny...I want to cut that into  shapes with my sizzix, then add stitches and findings. 



I tried the very cool technique of heating thin pices of polymer with my heat gun...and then using a paper punch to cut designs. I took this a couple steps further...by rolling thin sheets of clay, dusting with perfect pearls,  then texturizing with stamps, some inked ....then baking so that its hard and flexible.  I punched my desings...then used more perfect pearls, rub on colors, paint pens..then glossed them with triple thick...I love the embellishments you can create with this simple cool technique!



I found the best paper punches that also have matching stamps (3 designs)  that snap right onto the punch, so you dont lose them...the stamps really add depth to the clay design...These were Martha Stewart paper punches..WOW!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Tiny Fairy complete....


This tiny fairy is now costumed and complete!  She has organza that was melted into layered flowers on her skirt and pants.  The top part of her skirt was an old shirt of mine that i tea dyed, and her shirt was gold and ivory ..also tea dyed...after I put the outfit together...It  didnt work for me..., so I used a tiny brush and acrylic paint to add the pink to the shirt..., then I made some tiny clay flowers, dusted with perfect pearls...they were glossed and I added pink crystals.  



Her boots were painted that same mauvy pink as the shirt ... adding  ivory polka dots..glossed them and added crystals.   Her tall crown is made of polymer, stamped for design and texture , dusted with perfect pearls ...metal findings and wires for holding gems were added before baking. 

Friday, February 5, 2010

A Tiny Sad Fairy!!



This new fairy is very small...she is a little smaller than the tiny dolls...She turned out kind of sad and she seems to be "longing" for something (hmm ..the accessories may express that)  ...so I'm going with it!!!  I was able to really smooth her parts out nicely sanding with a medium sponge, then sand/smooth with my micro sanding cloths at 400, 600 and 1200 grit (i am now selling them on ebay )!

 Her Hair is natural lama hair ..not Dyed, its very soft and wispy..   

I have put together some vintage Fabrics. and i found this weirdo fur scarf at a flea market last summer...maybe it will be the collar of her dress..... I will costume her over the weekend. 

 I want to paint pink/mauvey boots with tiny polka dots...i'll see what happens!!  I'm thinking the Amber wings are going to go better with this  idea now....
The wings i have with her...are too sparkly for this  sullen fairy


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