Create Clay Hats and Crowns!

Create  Clay Hats and Crowns!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cindy Lou dolls done!!! ugh!! On to Halloween Dolls!


Suessical Hairdos!


Ready to be tagged...

Completed Candy Hat



Cleaned, brushed and Dyed Mohair

Preparing for Wigging

Finally....ugh!!!  Cindy Dolls are completed ready for their tags and bags!...Wigging is a time consuming affair for ten dolls....but I think its really the point where they receive their personalities!!!   I mainly use Goat Hair because I love its silkiness and it just seems the most realistic.  Hair has always been an Issue for me!  Four kids in our family, I was the only one that had this huge head of frizz and curls that grew out and up instead of down!  Maybe that is why  I take the time to prepare and beautify the hair ...Just a weirdo thing that is important to me!!!

I buy a whole goat fleece...actually many fleeces of different lengths and textures in a natural color after the "shearing" season.  I have to separate the matted, dirty, smelly!!!  hair into bundles..wash it many times and condition it.  I dye the bundles with regular hair color....and then condition again...and de-matt, trim  and brush ...what a job!!! But I love the results and the ability to have any color and texture hair on hand. 

When the doll is complete, I cover her with plastic wrap and carefully drill the top of her head with my little walnut hollow drill...this is a great drill because it fits in the palm of my hand ...its light and I can control it.  after drilling, I coat the raw paperclay with a tacky glue...and then I start to wig her.......

OK!!!! ON TO HALLOWEEN DOLLS!!!

12 comments:

Elizabeth Parsons said...

These are just too stinkin' CUTE for words!!! I love them! I love seeing the stepped out pictures of how they evolved!

I finished the little crown I made at your house for my mermaid and she is now finished and hanging on my wall...I love her! Thank you again for all your help and inspiration!

Elizabeth

Rhissanna said...

Oh wow! These are so gorgeous. Yes, you;'re right, it's amazing how much difference a wig makes to any doll. I don't even like mine very much until they have some hair.

Shashi Nayagam said...

Wow you did a great job of them. 10 in a row is an aweful lot they all turned out beautiful.

Amber Dawn Inventive Soul said...

I LOVE THE ONE IN THE FRONT/CENTER!!! HER HAIR IS AMAZING and I LOVE the FACE UP YOU DID ON HER!!!!!!!
(((Is she MINE????!!!!?????))) :o) hehe WOW COLLEEN! Stinky goat hair?! You made stinky goat hair ROCK!
<3 <3 <3 I LOVE IT!!!! <3 <3 <3
What a great body of work!
:o) You have inspired me!!!

Colleen said...

Yes Amber...She can be yours!!! YOU ROCK !! Cant wait for my "Amber prize!!!"

Amber Dawn Inventive Soul said...

~*Woohoo!*~
:o)
Yay!!!!
:o)
~*THANK YOU!*~
Keep in touch. Oct. is super busy for me. I hope that we can meet up before Christmas!

Amber Dawn Inventive Soul said...

Ooh, she is the one in the first picture, right?
I LOVE her wigging!!! And the sweet look on her face!
:o)
yay!

Stephanie said...

Colleen these are too cute for words!!!! Wish I could see them in person. Just amazing!

Aleta said...

Colleen, your work is absolutely amazing! Having recieved your adorable pumpkin mold trade at Art is You, I wanted to tell you how much I LOVE it and can't wait for the weekend when I will be giving it a try - thank you so much. I love that your trade encourages me to try something new. Aleta

Debs said...

I found the goat hair info. great, I use mohair and viscose but do get frustrated sometimes with the colour choice, fab work.

Debs

Heather Elizabeth Brauner said...

I can't even put into words how delighted I am with my Cindy Lou Doll ! Love Love Love her and You Too! xoxoxo

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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!!!
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Attached head to breastplate

Attached head to breastplate
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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!

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Cloth Pixie body fit under breast plate...
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Devon with his creation

Devon with his creation
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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....

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Odd Vintage bug- like Fairy

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Just the idea

Clay Window glazed with Utee

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Stamped Utee glazed "Charms"

Clay Charms

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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

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Creating an Art Journal

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of course..completed first!!

New Art Journal

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Journal made from SCRATCH!!!

Art journal EMBELLISHMENTS

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Clay, Stamps, Utee

Inside cover

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Material and free motion stiching

Celeste

Celeste

Celeste up close

Celeste up close
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EVA

EVA
She is with her new mom Evelyn