Wednesday, August 31, 2011

New Tassel Doll in process

After taking the on-line sculpting class I'm getting braver and trying my hand at other sculpting projects. In the past I've used a mold by Cyndi Mahlstadt for the heads on my tassel dolls. I decided to sculpt my own this time and while I was at it I also sculpted some feet. Here are some pictures of the parts and pieces I will be using to make this tassel doll. The tassel pictured here is a vintage tassel I found at an antique store. I'll be painting the face and feet today. Keep watching...more to, hands...maybe a hat. I need a name....any suggestions?

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Pictures of Colts' Pin and Chloe Pins

Here are pictures of the Colts Pin and a couple of Chloe Pin Dolls that will be for sale at Robert Goodman Jewelers in Zionsville from October 7 - 31.

Getting ready for WammFest

I have been very busy the past month getting ready for WammFest that will be held this Saturday. The Indy Cloth Doll Club will have a booth there and I will have dolls for sale. I've updated flicker with the new Chloe Pin Dolls that I have made. I have 11 of them, 8 have gem stone bodies and 3 have lockets for their bodies. I just finished 2 Colts Pin Dolls but they are faces only. Couldn't find a body I liked so just made faces. I think they are cute that way too. Looks like the weather will be warm but mostly least that's what they are saying now. Hope it stays that way. There will lots of artists, food, wine, micro brews and music......what's not to like!! Hope to see you there.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Sculpting class heads

Well, after 4 weeks I have completed the on-line sculpting heads class. It has been a great experience since I could fit it in between caring for my sister as she recuperates from knee replacement surgery and getting inventory ready for Wamm Fest. I am satisfied with my first attempts but have lots of room to improve. I used Super Sculpey which tends to have more surface issues when baked than Pro Sculpt. Some of the class attendees say that Living Doll is the same as Pro Sculpt so I'll try that next. I struggled with the wanted to dry too fast to blend well. I've since learned that there is a "retarder" which I can add which will slow down the drying time. I am anxious to design 3 dolls around these sculpts. Hopefully, I'll get at least one done for the November show and sale.