|Original simple polymer sculpt with 2 paperclay "Copies"|
|10 Heads and 20 arms!|
|Cindy Lou from the Grinch Movie|
|Brush your mold with powder, smooth the paperclay into a thick disk|
Press the paperclay disk into the mold, Press in the foil "skull"
|An easier start to a paperclay doll when creating a "Series"|
So it seems that I needed to just dive in and start my "Art Is" swap ornaments. They are due in August...but I know I am a huge procrastinator, and I am trying to change! HAHA. I put all my wire joint doll projects aside to at least start the swap...Now that I have the beginning of 10 Cindy Lou dolls from the "Grinch"......heads, and arms....I have gained momentum, I can actually breath a bit easier...
I knew this would be a lot of work...but the deal is, you make 9 swaps (I made an extra to keep!). When you get to Art Is and you receive your registration "packet", you also receive a package with 8 handmade ornaments (the 9th one goes to Marlene Halveron for The HoneyComb Cottage Project ) How exciting is this...to open 8 handmade gifts, and Know that one of my pieces of art will go to a beautiful human cause! Oh My Gosh! I cant wait..So I"m workin at it, every chance I get!
I am designing the dolls using a picture of Cindy Lou from the "Grinch Movie". This little character inspires me to try and remember to be loving and compassionate even under "not the best circumstances"... I sculpted one simple face from polymer, and then made a mold. This helps me to create 10 dolls a little quicker , for this type of Project. Now.... dont get me wrong...you cant just stick a wad of paperclay and pull it out of the mold and ...Wha lahh! you have a sculpted head! NO...it comes out pretty flat and there is work involved...but at least you have a start, to a doll (for me...the START is the Hardest part!!! ). From there I add bits of clay, building the face up and smoothing it out. AND Then....Its your original doll....you made the original face and mold...so there is No CHEATING involved!!! haha
|Cuddling "Moon" while working on 10 faces!|
|Lot of "refining" work, But it"s a start!|