Friday, 12 March 2010

Paper Clay dolls

A quick post to tell you what fun I'm having using Paper clay for the first time. I'm using Creative Paper clay that I have purchased from lovely Lin at Altered elements.
I had a 16 oz block and managed to get 6 dolls from that amount, heads arms and legs, I'm doing cloth bodies on them. So mostly I have done clay over cloth but some I have made the arms and legs and head first and then attached by gluing and sewing the body on.


They take a short time to dry if you put them in the boiler cupboard . Then I painted with acyrlics nd vanished over the top to seal and protect the paint.



This is my first one , and I m now dressing her. I'm trying to get an aged effect and look , a bit like an Elizabethan doll.
freakylittledolls.blogspot has a great tutorial to follow for anyone wanting to start with paper clay.

4 comments:

Yve said...

Wow, Sally, you have been busy!!! It's kind of addictive though isn't it. Can't wait to see the Elizabethan gal dressed, is she getting a neck ruff? :o)

Kaerie Faerie said...

YAY, love a girl that likes to experiment! Really great dolls, they have a country primitive look, it is so wonderful
your fairy friend
Karey

littlebitwired said...

You did a great job with them. Now I'm all inspired to get my hands into some more paperclay. Too bad I'm at work.

Hay said...

Brilliant Sally, I need a 'distraction by shiny' break from my printmaking course. So, when youre ready we will get together and CREATE!!!