Create Clay Hats and Crowns!

Create  Clay Hats and Crowns!

Friday, February 25, 2011

To Doll or Not to Doll Today! huh!


Bead Joints

"Moon" Cat Doll








A Charming Mood!








Hmmmmm..To Doll ...Or Not....! NO...i just have too many crazy ideas flying through my head...so I pulled out ..... a LOT of STUFF to just "Create" !   On Monday...I will be getting together with a group to show them how I created "Girl Interrupted's Charms....and for the Girls to show me some cool  "Charm" techniques that they do.  I am definately excited for this meeting...because this is what brings together..."The Energy that CREATES WORLDS" !!!!!!  Everyone bringing ideas and techniques to the table...I think its the Best kind of meeting. 



Today I also pulled out a Tim Holtz Book that I have "moved" around for a while...But today's the Day! This book is SOOO Interesting...Today....(You know what I'm talking about...something has to click before you "SEE IT"......
So,  I will play today with whatever I have at hand...(that's a "LOT"! haha) ...and see what I can come up with.  I will then use these new charms as inspiration for the doll I have started...but cant seem to continue!  I think this will be the boost I need.

The paperclay doll that I started is being bratty...I tried to work in the "IDEA" of a ball joint doll using beads and making a type of Hinge....looks cool right?!  haha Well....it doesn't work!!  after trying different connection ideas..I chopped them off and and started something more basic..I guess I'll have to do more "Ball Joint" detective work....

I also started a cat...while looking at my "Live Model" MOON (my favorite cat-child in the universe).  I love the animals eyes I used...he already looks alive ...even without a mouth!

So these two dolls will remain in a "Coma like" state until I can blow some creative life into them

I started some thin polymer clay sheets (so thin...like paper), stamped.  after heating with my heat gun and baking the sheet to a cardboard feel...I used my new tiny punches that I found as leftover valentine merchandise...a tiny wing and elongated heart...whoa!! what a bargain find...this was the only one there! I also cut out some tiny kemper cutter flowers...shaped and texture stamped....and Then started fooling with all kinds of mediums...crackle, triple thick, texture glass....rock candy stickles..acrylics...and my new favorite stuff....Gilders Paste....so here is a starting point...gotta get to work....I'll come back with results and techniques!   


17 comments:

Heather Elizabeth Brauner said...

COOL STUFF ! see you on monday ...

Dawn in the Forest said...

I really like "Moon" the cat doll:) I can't wait to see it all finished.

Michele Lynch Art said...

Love them both! Can't wait to see them finished!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Can't wait to see what you create next.

Stephanie said...

Very good idea! Just touching materials sometimes is inspiring. Have fun tomorrow. I am SOOOOO envious. I really love your charms too. They are amazing in person!

Elizabeth Parsons said...

THANK YOU for a great day! My head is spinning with ideas after our get together today...wow! Hope we can do this again!
Elizabeth

Astridbears said...

I love your dolls, you make a fantastic work! I´m a follower now
have a sunny day
hugs
Astrid

Once We Were Faeries ~Judy said...

Oh my gosh, I am so glad you found me and joined my blog so I could find you!! You are so creative and adventurous with your doll making, I love it. I never would have thought of another way to do a ball joint doll. I will be back soon! I love your work!

AisforRandom said...

your website scares me.

Morena Ciambra Dreamartdolls said...

Love your blog! Beautiful work!
xxx Morena

Colleen said...

Dear AISFORRANDOM...well..thanks for visiting and even putting the time in to look at my scary blog!!! I totally appreciate your comment (I am sure I'll grow from it!!!haha...how cool is that!?, that you took the time to look and you felt something!? Its ALL ABOUT YOUR ENERGY and the way YOU feel...I'm just "Doin my thang"! PEACE OUT...Colleen

patricias fabric art said...

I've just gone through your blog and I'm amazed ! You're multitalented and I just love all your stuff

Peeters Liliane said...

Thank you for following my blog.
It's amazing to see how you create a ball joint doll!
It's great to share ouer sculptures.
Blessings,
Liliane

Wee Spookeez Design said...

Great work! I really enjoy seeing process! Keep up the good work

bois-fleurie said...

Wow! so pleased I stumbled across your blog, its full of stuff I was pleased to see and read. Your dolls are beautiful

duendes said...

hello dear friend,
the woman a wonderful day
for you.
big big hugs

duendes said...

hello my friend,
In our blog there is a marriage that you can't lose,ok?
Happy weekend,
hugs

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Diane Keeler Class
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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!
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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....
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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
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EVA

EVA
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