Create Clay Hats and Crowns!

Create  Clay Hats and Crowns!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Charm School!












So this is the second part of Girl Interrupted....It is the meaning of the doll!  She is actually a "Journal" for my daughter who is traveling between being a teenager and an adultt, and getting mixed up along the way in substance abuse.  The petals in her dress are Proms and grammar school dances gone by......her leopard kitty dolly and  Leopard Boots, are her "Funky" style that I love.....a crown for the "Princess" she truly is!  The Handmade Charms are "Tiny stories" of where she has been and what she holds inside.

These charms were created from polymer clay. A lot of my "New charming" experience , came from Amber Dawn, a miniature charm artist and a very good friend  (who actually Created a NATIONAL CHARM DAY!!!!  Hooray!!!)  I used stamps for design,texture...and words. I used all types of mediums including sparkles, acrylics, alcohol inks, ink pads, gilders paste, crackle finish, resin and triple thick,  for shine, sparkle, texture and color.  

I had found out about Gilders paste from a magazine, and my friend Tery picked them up at a bead show....WOW!!! I quickly ordered them...and I'm loving what they do!  (They can be used on all surfaces...)










I used a light cured resin system and I love the beautiful shiny hard domed result that I get.  After I  "resined-up"  some of my charms, I was able to drill holes for my connections,  with no problem.

Well, " Girl Interrupted"  is compete and its time to "move on" to new dolls! 

16 comments:

Heather Elizabeth Brauner said...

Girly Girl .. as always..I'm blown away by your creative soul . she is A Beauty peace and Love Heather

Amber Dawn Inventive Soul said...

~*NICE!!! Totally TaylorMade!*~
I am loving the funky urban fairy fashion mix!!!
:o)
International Charm day will rock this year!!! I hope that you can and will participate!
:o)

Allerleirauh said...

So nice, I like she.

The Hermits' Garden said...

She really is magical.
jan

Stephanie said...

Mind Boggling Coll! LOVE all the charms and the story. Makes the doll that much more special.

natalia carlota vallejos said...

ooooooooohhhhhhhh so beautiful!!!!!
verdaderamente bella y todos esos detalles!!! Prospero año para ti amiga y muchas buenas energias
natalia

Joji said...

Your attention to detail is mind boggling.

Marijke van Ooijen said...

My dear soulmate,

This doll is so beautiful..the crown on her head is amazing!
Al those details...wauw...I am in love!!

Marijkexxx

Susan said...
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Susan said...

What kind of light cured resin do you use for the charms? Have you ever used Ice resin?

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Colleen said...

Hi Susan...i am using judikins gel del sol and a uv light...its amazingly hard and glossy...but i do use 2 part resins and beautiful glossing mediums like triple thick...they all have the ability to dome. I want to try the ice resin...its in a jewelry book and dvd by susan lenart kasmer...she does beautiful work with it....Colleen

Shashi Nayagam said...

She is absolutely stunning. I love everything about her.

Lillian said...

Hi Colleen,
I LOVE her...she's truly exsquisite!!! I love the charms and the wonderful decorative "joints."
Your brave honesty about Taylor is heart stirring...I hope this will be carthartic therapy for you both:) Much love, Lillian

tijusai said...

So wonderful! I love your dols so much!

tijusai said...

Wonderful!
Your creation so unusual, I love your created dolls:)

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