A journey into the Creativity of Dollmaking and Mixed Media Art
Create Clay Hats and Crowns!
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Some processes of Girl Interrupted
Mezmerized by a found "Charolotte"
As I am working through parts of the doll, I took a few pictures to document some processes. Sometimes a picture is worth a "Thousand Words"!! haha! Really!
So As I tried to Wig this doll, She found a tiny Frozen Charlotte that she became "Mesmerized" with...ugh! She would not let me Wig her!...... (just kidding, I got too tired tonight!)
I Created her crown and Little Boot "Soles" from polymer clay that I ran through the pasta machine. Running it through, gives you a perfectly smooth thin uniform piece of polymer so everything comes out evenly. First, for the crown, I "ink stamp" the clay for color and texture.
I am a "Findings" Freak!
I cut out my crown shape with an exacto using a handmade template place lightly on my stamped clay. I smooth the edges for a "softened" look, then I put the clay around a metal form (piece of 2-4 inch metal tubing). At this point I add wire where ever I want to add beads and crystals. After baking the crown, I loosen it from the form with my exacto. I then layer after layer..blah blah blah..alcohol inks, dry brushed acrylics, crackle medium, triple thick...whatever, then I add my findings and gems!!!! There you have it!
Funky Leopard Boots are about 1/2 size of my pinky!
For my boots, I created the polymer soles with the same type of template...adding an arch...then I shape the fabric around the soles with a PRO tool and my fingers, using fabritac and a lot of "patience"!!! I found the tiniest ever metal lace holders.
And Kitty doll is complete! Her Crown was created from a polymer clay "Leopard" Cane...(taught to me by Amber Dawn...Miniature extraordinaire!!!!) decked with diamond Crystals. She has a Leopard mohair sweater from fabric that was given to me by my very dear friend, Mary Louisa Klawetter...Its very special, so I only use it for tiny things so it "Lasts"!!! hahaand Moon (a naked pink sphinx cat) , My inspiration for Kitty Doll....Loves to "Eat" Tulle...Now I have to hide thisdoll in the cabinet......