Create Clay Hats and Crowns!

Create  Clay Hats and Crowns!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Art Is east coast retreat....Whoville Cindy lou dolls...moving along!!!


Whoville Hats.....


Pinwheel Painted.....






Tiny  Shiny  Coats and Sparkly Striped Pants






 

Cindy Dolls painted ...faced up...

Design Established...Hair will be last.....

So Finally!!!... These dolls are moving along at lightening speed.  Once I just sit and focus...the ideas flow and the outfit comes together. I thought for sure they'd just hang there for another year...but I seem to  work better under pressure...haha (whew!)

Anyway.... I like Candy...so I found these cool swirly mint candy molds (Wilton)....the perfect "TAM" hat for Cindy...When I think of Suess..I think STRIPES!!! and colorful...ugh...

two things that are hard for me...but I was able to put a Pink Candy...glittery shiny "Twist" to the idea...and I'm liking it now.  I Powdered up the candy molds and then used paperclay...trying to "hollow" out a head shape in each candy hat.  When Dried...I drilled a hole so that the armature wire protruding from the dolls head could go through the hat...the I made tiny whipped cream poufs from the same clay...and drilled a hole halfway through, so that it becomes a cap to the hat...hiding the armature wire.
I Created my jacket pattern...and planned it so that i could fit a wire ring inside the jacket bottom to create a crazy suess-like shape....I then created tiny clay buttons...I started from an Idea my friend Sue Milo had using paper....But I'm "More CLAY"!!!   Sue used a tiny embossing folder that has the cutest tiny buttons...she embossed the buttons and punched them out with small circle punches.  I really wanted a thicker button...so i tried "CLAY" in the embossing folder ...WHOA! so cool!!! after baking the buttons...I drilled tiny holes with the smallest drill bit and then pushed silk ribbon through, tying a knot....
The Pants were made from plain pink velvet fabric that I Stamped with a neat line stamp painted with acrylic paint...then I sprinkled with fine angel dust glitter....
Next I painted tiny shiny pink pearl ballet slippers...Gold outline...and I'm working on diamond crystal straps....
Back to work till the next post....

10 comments:

Amber Dawn Inventive Soul said...

~*YEAHHHH!!!!*~
GREAT WORK COLLEEN!!!
I am LOVING the pinkness you have given the whole outfit. I LOVE the hats and everything is coming together so very nicely!

I wont be able to make it to Art Is- I will be working, but I am SO GLAD that I get to trade with you!!!!!!!!
(((YES!!!)))

I am still working on our trade, it's a bit detailed so it's going to take some time.

:o)
Thank you for posting the update, your blogging makes me smile!

MLBetterly said...

I absolutely adore them! The stripes got me right off the bat but her frilly skirt and candy hat are just lovely!

duendes said...

Hola guapa ,
es siempre un gran placer visitar tu blog.
Felicitaciones di una hermosa semana.Me encanta este magico rincon.besitos

silvia figurativa said...

I loved this picture!!! :-)

Marijke van Ooijen said...

Heey Colleen,

Wauw....this pictures are realy amazing.
Those little creations are so beautiful,and i love them all!
Your dolls are so cute..I am in love with your work.

Big hug..Marijke

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Susan said...

Coleen...You are truly the Queen of Costuming...I love these new dolls!

Jody said...

Isn't clay amazing, I love that you can make anything with it! your ideas are wonderful and I enjoy reading how you do it all.

Theresa said...

Colleen I just love your dolls! The pink costumes are precious. You make it look so easy.

Theresa
http://www.thistleglen.com

Wateringen said...

Heey Coleen,

Wauw....what a lot of dolls...
I realy like them al.
Theay are al beautiful.
I can not choose!

Colleen my Englisch is not so good, please can you put a translater on your blog.
Then I can understand more what you writing.

When can I come to give a workshop to you and the other beautiful lady's?

Big hugggggsssss from your soulmate,
Marijke

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