Create Clay Hats and Crowns!

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. 



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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"!!! haha   and Moon (a naked pink sphinx cat)   , My inspiration for Kitty Doll....Loves to "Eat" Tulle...Now I have to hide this doll in the cabinet......
Jewel Joints and Bloomers
                 

8 comments:

Joji said...

You are just too awesome.

The Hermits' Garden said...

I love that you made her crown so exaggeratedly tall...it's so regal and striking that way!
Jan

Angel Hugs said...

I cant wait to take this class in October Colleen!! She is fantastic!! I already signed up lol!!!

Lorraine said...

Wow!! Amazing!! :o)

Heather Elizabeth Brauner said...

Girly Girl... you AMAZE me ! she is beautiful ..

Amber Dawn Inventive Soul said...

Hi Colleen!
NICE!
I LOVE your boots!
COOL design work!!!
So, when are YOU writing a book?
:o)
Did you do a class in Maspeth this weekend?

Language Friendly said...

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Christine said...

Your work is really wonderful Colleen! I'm planning on taking a shoe making class~do you offer them as well (online)? So nice to have discovered your work:)

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