Create Clay Hats and Crowns!

Create  Clay Hats and Crowns!

Monday, January 28, 2013

February doll what will she be? Something sweet...

Im working on my February Doll...I always try to do Valentine and Halloween dolls...This little girl was giving me "big" problems! I loved her face ...but the morre I looked t her, Something was very wrong..she just wouldn't speak to me. then I saw itt...her eyelids disappeared making her eyes look too huge AND UNREALISTIC...EVEN THOUGH SHE IS A FAIRY WITH POINTY EARS, I STILL WANT HER TO BE HUMAN LIKE!

Her face was already painted and her eyes glossed with triple thick..ugh!!! The only thing i could do, was build on to tthe eye's wiith paper clay...then lightly sand the lids into the painted face...I used my micro polishing swabs to do this trick...wow Paperclay is amazing! Im so much happier at the way she looks...i'm glad I took the time and the chance of wrecking her..its always worth it..in the end!







10 comments:

A Magical Whimsy said...

Your fairy doll is beautiful. I love your style of ball joint dolls. The fox is charming and I admire your animal dolls too. You have an exquisite style that is so very lovely.
Teresa in California
http://amagcialwhimsy.blogspot.com/

Amber Dawn Inventive Soul said...

She is beautiful

Rinni's Playground said...

Lovely lovely! The little fox is just too adorable! I've been MIA from blog land for a while, looks as if you have been too. Welcome back to us!

Colleen Colquhoun Athens said...

Thanks so much magical whimsy...wow how is living in California? ok...im going to your blog now...trying to get baack intto tthe swing of blogging and it is becoming very insspiring...i think we all need inspiration...

Colleen Colquhoun Athens said...

rinnis playgroundd!! YEA WWelcome back to us!!! blogging helps to inspire and pushes me to go a step further with my work

Rhissanna said...

That's an amazing transfomation with the eyes. Her expression changes from staring to dewy-eyed sweetness. Paperclay for the win! The fox is really exciting!

Shashi Nayagam said...

She looks lovely and never would have guessed that her eyes were problematic in the begining

Ana Queila said...

Hello, my name is Ana Keilah, I live in Brazil. Congratulations for your work. I need a help, I really want to learn the face and body sculpting miniatures for modeling wedding couple with wedding outfits, wedding dress, etc. ..... But to approximate the maximum with the face, I need to know how I look on google those who teach graphics to draw the face and body. You guide me how I can find to make the thumbnails and proportionate measures were very similar to the human face mainly through pictures. Thank you! My email is queila_barbosa@hotmail.com. I got no work done yet, but I breathe this link, http://www.reginastraub.com.br/
Unfortunately it's not working with artisan graph is self didactically, so I'm looking for someone to help me in the outside world. Sorry for my english, I can not speak the language, I communicate with only a few words, the tool I'm using google translator.
Nice to meet you.
Ana Keilah

Colleen Colquhoun Athens said...

ana omg thanks for visiting but i cant understand what you need? I am not technical with doll maing...just Measure with your EYES...ncoulds

rhian said...

Hello, i do love your beautiful doll here! But i wonder if I could ask one question please! How do you get the arms to attach to the body at the top without the wire showing on the outside of the arm?!!
All the pictures of wooden and clay dolls i've seen, you can see the end of the wooden pin on the outside of the arm and your way is so much neater?! Thankyou so much

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