Create Clay Hats and Crowns!

Create  Clay Hats and Crowns!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Linda Misa Class


Face Painted...needs a last coat of shine, and "twinkle" in the eye!



Painting in the works, first coat....black!  Then Flesh...then shading and color!

I chopped her fabric arms and legs...and did them in paperclay...just hard for me to do fabric! haha

Linda Misa's class Doll...realistic face painting...love that little bird!



The gang!



Class dolls in the works!



Here I am with Linda and one of her wonderful creations....

I had the opportunity to take a two day class with Australian doll Artist, linda Misa.
I traveled with one of my best Doll artist friends, Heather Brauner, to Stephanie Novatskies House.  Stephanie is a fantastic cloth doll and mixed media artist..... she wins way too many contests!   She has a great Studio...check it out in the pictures.

Wow..Linda was great....A warm and loving teacher, I connected with her as soon as I met her.  She was ready to tell all....just a fantastic person and teacher. She taught us her cool painting techniques for a more lifelike face using tones, shadows and blending...something that I really wanted to learn and some day master.

  She also showed us a cool bleaching technique to alter any piece of fabric...then continue with painting and free motion embroidery...I'll show that in my next post.....I can only accomplish so much in a day,(well...a couple of days!...hahaha)

I t was a great class with my "family" of doll artist friends....I wish for more times like this one..... 

16 comments:

Dawn in the Forest said...

All of these dolls are beautiful:) I've been wanting to try the cloth and clay approach....I'm just not sure how to put it all together:) Have a wonderful weekend!

Heather Elizabeth Brauner said...

Wooo Hooo We had a good Time ! loved the Workshop your the best travel buddy ever !

Linda Misa said...

You are so cool Colleen - a soul sister who does such wonderful and delightful work that inspires me to go back to my studio and keep up that creative journey. Love you.xxx

Shashi Nayagam said...

Oh lucky you are. Love your version of Linda's doll. Shall look forward to seeing her finished.

Elizabeth Parsons said...

really great looking dolls!

duendes said...

Hello friend,
absolutely charming!!!!
big hugs

janice a/k/a earthloczwoman said...

This workshop was way too much fun! I didn't want to go back to work the next day. Hope we can all do it again soon.

Abi said...

OMG - so beautiful, already!!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

What beautiful dolls! Sounds like you really enjoyed your workshop..
Blessings,
Penny

Susan said...

Colleen,love the dolls! I did take the Susan Fosnot workshop this past weekend...we'll have to exchange stories!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Colleen
Thank you so much for wandering over to visit Bebe on her surfboard. I am so happy you enjoyed her.. Oh, you should not be scared to apply fur for an animal.. Not with your skilled hands. I use merino wool and cut very small pieces and layer it on. I start at the bottom and work up to her head.. It is a little time consuming but it works for me... You should give it a go.
Enjoy your weekend.
Penny

Plumbing Sunshine Coast said...

It is nice pics

Toyin O. said...

The dolls look great, thanks for sharing.

Urban Outfitters sale said...

Really nice dolls i like them all, i hope i can make like these.

Irina said...

Can you please tell me where I can find the dollmaking class in NYC?

Jody said...

Love all the dolls on this blog, so so beautiful!!

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