Create Clay Hats and Crowns!

Create  Clay Hats and Crowns!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Mermaid "Mechanics"



Rosie Paperclay Mermaid
 


Here are some Paper clay Memaid "Mechanics" pictures if you want to try one.  You can email me with any questions you may have on this technique @ taylormade4girls@yahoo.com.
 So Blogger will not allow me to put the pictures in my chosen order !@!@   Sooo frustrated....so I;m giving up on this post....Let's play....Try to figure out what picture goes where.... 














 

Ballet Mermaids torso with arms before tail
 

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Fins with stamped paperclay

Step One of tail Fins wire and tape armature



Tail was stamped and painted then clay roses and gems were added ...






before final painting..adding roses and glossing tail

12 comments:

Rhissanna said...

Thank you for posting all these pictures.The mermaids look wonderful and those roses! So pretty. The photo where they're wrapped around a finger, that would make a gorgeous design for a ring.
The jointed tail is a really clever idea. I love how the mermaid can pose.

Amber Dawn Inventive Soul said...

You are so cute! I love the photo of you!
The dolls are so sophisticated!

Have you thought about doing boy dolls at all? I'd love to see how you dress them up! :)

As always, I love when you post your work on the blog!
Fun eye candy!

Drag and drop the photos to re-arrange them!

Cerchio Fatato said...

Very lovely!

Susan said...

I love the roses Colleen, I have to learn how to make these....your mermaid is lovely!!!

Colleen said...

Susan...ok ill set you up.....these roses are made from a mold that you can make yourself,, ill make you a set..... Love ya man!,

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Your masterful hands have created such a beautiful piece of work..
Thank you so much for sharing your process.
Blessings,
Penny

Angel Hugs said...

If those folks would've asked me I could have told them you are the best!!!!!!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Colleen
Thank you so much for visitng and your very kind words about my Llama and Bebe... In regards to Bebe, I don't have instructions or kits for her, she is from my imagination to my hands.. She is sculpted of polymer clay and her fur is Merino wool, cut and applied tiny pieces at a time.
Stop in this summer, as she will be traveling around the world again, dressed in different costumes.. For the past two summers I have sculpted her ~Adventures~ in other parts of the world.. I would love to have you follow along.
Hav e a wonderful day
Blessings,
Penny

Rinni's Playground said...

Love your mermaids! They are so beautiful and detailed! Your pictures are awesome, they really show how you put them together. I think I might just have to try making one for myself!

lizzie said...

Hi sweetie

Everything looks amazing.
I've always adored your stuff and I'm glad I found you again...

Isn't making dolls etc exciting, never know what's going to emerge...

love
lizzie

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Colleen,
Thank you so much for your visit and yes, I am honored and happy you entered the giveaway...
No, she is not a Bebe, but a friend.. I did not name her, thought the winner would like to give her a name..
Wishing you luck, and thank you so much!
Blessings,
Penny

Flora said...

Your dolls get more beautiful each time I come for a visit!!!
Blessings,Flora

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