Create Clay Hats and Crowns!
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Rose fairy Turned into Fish Fairy...I believe its because the water in the bay is now calm and I feel the fish are gathering .
Her clothes are from a vintage shirt sleeve, and a vintage handmade placemat dyed with Ranger distress stains. Her FISH POCKETBOOK WAS SCULPTED WITH CREATIVE PAAPERCLAY OVER FOIL SHAPED LIKE A FISH HEAD. THE TINY FISH AND WINGS WERE SCULPTED FROM HALF CILL AIR DRY CLAY. I SHINED THESE ACCESSORIES UP WIITH TRIPLE THICK MEDIUM.
HER CROWN IS A VIINTAGE FINDING....COLORED LIGHTLY WITH RANGER PATINA PAINTS AND RUBBED WITH GILDERS PASTES. THEN A TINY HALF CILLA FFISH WAS ADDED.
SHE STILL NEEDS SHOES....
Sunday, March 17, 2013
I have beeen working on a new doll...she is somber....i wanted her tto be covered in roses...but she is looking kind of "fishy" ! Her long red hair is Mermaid-y but she already has legs....I really have to tthink about this...i keep seeing a fiish on her head...so again...she will be what she wants to be in the end.
I have dyed the long goatheair red and slightly used a mini flat iron to shine the hair but not take out all of the pretty natural wave. after i wig her, using fabri tac very lightly! i wet the hair around the head and hold it n place with tin foil while it dries..this helps me kepp the hair closer to the head when i am wanting a "tighter" look.
I do like her face though...compared to the last fairy..that face just gave me a hard time from the start....this one i was connected to as soon as i sculpted her..she flowed from me...I know you know whatt I mean.... ok anyway...i found a new Cool JAPANESE clay called HALF CILLA ! It is air dry, kind of like paper clay, but YET moist and spongy, like premeir but easier to work with....I sell both of these clays on eBay..but i am loving the Half ciilla..i love that i can add a little bit of cheap craft paint ... beautiful shades of these paints..CAN REALLY create pretty clay. This clay works beautifully with molds...pops out so easy and i get great detail...it dries so lightweight TOO!
also...I want her to hhave wings...here is a thought...but I saw a tutorila by Carrie shoen that i may try instead....I'll be exploring lots of Wing options