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Sunday, October 3, 2010
Glinda Girl...Good Witch Completed for Art IS You East Coast Retreat!
Glinda Girl is complete....She is a Vintage Fairy doll....she is a little bigger than my usual 5 inch dolls...I "d say 8 inches...I think I can get a little more detail easier with this size in paperclay. She has a lot of Vintage pointy back crystals and findings that I have found on Ebay....I love finally using some of my "Hoarded finding purchases" ....Most of the time...after I buy them...I don't use them because I'm afraid I'll use them up...ok...so when "DO" I use them??!.....I think this is a "sickness"........
Her hat was created using this cool form that Jimmy thought of ...a wine aerator ! It helped me to form the perfect witch hat from polymer clay. While the clay was on the form, I pressed a pretty stamp into it, then after baking...I dry brushed with acrylic paint, then used a gold rub-on and Gold leaf pen...tiny vintage pointy back crystals were glued in place with Gem tac by beacon....i love this product !
Her Wings were wire-shaped on a pegboard, glued to a shimmery wrapping paper that was hit with a heat gun. I painted them with 2 part resin...then added metal findings, gems and no hole beads. We will be creating this type of wing in my "Embellish The Doll" Class on Sunday.....
ANY way...the countdown is on....Wed. I hit the road for Connecticut and I cant wait till I get to my hotel ,,,this is the first time I have ever attended ,an Art RETREAT!!! I can barely "contain" myself!!!