Monday, December 21, 2009

How to fix a dol face

How to fix or re-work paperclay doll face / heads:

Before and After picture: Nose bridge softened; cheeks and forehead added to take the bulgy look of the eyes; lips sanded down to a more realistic proportion.
I made this head probably 2 years ago, and left them on the side because I just knew I was doing something terrible, I just didn't know how to fix it. Forward 40+ months and I have learned enough things to see where the mistakes are and how to change it.

This heads will not have the "baby" look I was aiming for at that time. I guess adding enough clay they could look like that, but I want them more for a fantasy looking doll now.

So... Never give up! and Happy Winter solstice! :oD

Do you want to learn to make a clay doll? I have an online class HERE

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Old post, Frida doll

*This post is from my other blog, in the original date 2009. I am still bringing old postings here and there, as I organize both blogs.(Oct 2011)

Now that the kids are back in school, I have been working on a personal crusade, to call it one way. I have the goal to finish all the projects I left half way done for one reason or another... and that includes my cloth dolls and mix media. One of them is a Frida Kahlo. Here's a picture of her, still bald. Her face is sculpted and painted. By now she has earrings, a zarape and shoelaces, but I took the picture before that. She will have mohair and ribbons on her head. I am very happy with her dress, I had not touched my sewing machine for a long time!:oD