I thought I would share pictures of my latest doll. This is Sandy. She is a vintage-styled art doll. She stands 13" tall and is wearing a light lime green bathing suit and a dusty blue bathing cap with 3 flowers on top. She also has a 5" round yellow inner tube.
She is slightly pose-able. The balls at the joints allow her be bend slightly to many poses. Her, and her outfit and inner tube, are all made from a combination of air dry clays.
I am still working on Spring, but have set her aside...temporarily. I will be finishing her soon. They will both be available for sale in my shop soon. I am working on a few others, I will keep you posted!
Yes! I have been yearning for months to work on my dolls and have just not been able to find the time. Over the holidays, I started a new little darling...Spring. She is made from a mixture of PaperClay and Diamond clay. They are both air dry clays, but the Diamond clay is super hard, unlike the PaperClay. Mixing the two makes it durable and easy to sand. Here she is, all in pieces, waiting patiently to be put together and finished...
I am still trying to find time to work on her clothes, in the mean time she was feeling a little naked so I gave her some pretty undergarments to wear.
I have tried to make clay doll eyes in the past, but I really love the glass eyes. I think that they are very pretty and look great on her! I will probably try again at some point, but for now, I like the glass.
I now have to find some time to finish her. This is what she will look like when all of her parts are together. She will be posable, though she will not be able to stand on her own. I am working on a few more dolls, but she is further along than the others. She will be listed in my shop when she is done. I will keep you updated on her progress.
I got this wonderful book, YOSHIDA STYLE BALL JOINTED DOLL MAKING GUIDE, by Ryo Yoshida on making ball jointed dolls.
I am SOOOO excited! I hope to have the time to make one soon. I will keep you posted and share the journey!
You can see some of the other art dolls I have made here...
It has been several (really too many) months since I have worked on one of my dolls. I have been itching to create something lovely. With a few moments to breathe this last week, I began to work on Gwen. Most of my dolls have had a bendable, wire armature, I tried something new with this one. With her, I made sections that I connected together with wire. Her body is solid, with a sculpted clay bodice.
Gwen's outfit is hand and machine sewn. The design was inspired as I was watching the movie "The Dutchess" while I was creating it. Keira Knightley was so beautiful, she definitely inspired the big hair! Gwen has on a light cream colored, crinkle taffeta dress, with a beautiful laced bodice of browns, reds and golds.
She is sculpted from paperclay, her hair is Tibetan Lamb. She has glass eyes and her face was painted with a combination of acrylic paints and colored pencils. Lady Gwen will be up for sale soon in my Etsy shop.