Thursday, October 14, 2010

Experiment in progress...

I've been playing around with the idea of using paper clay for some time. I finally got my hands on some on my once a year trip to the far off Hobby Lobby. I recently joined a great group Creating the hive and all of my most admired artists are there and guess what? They answer questions and share techniques! I am in creative heaven! You can check out my profile here.

Anyhoo getting answers to my questions helped me gain enough confidence to try paper clay to make a face on a soft bodied doll. I had so much fun! I haven't sculpted since high school and did better than I thought I would. She needs more work and a lot of sanding and is more prim than I've ever done before but I'm going to finish her. My creative juices are flowing again! And yes I FINALLY used the sewing machine! It still hates me so I'll probably end up hand sewing the arms and legs but I did the body successfully!
I still have 2 bald and limbless witches to finish so will be blogging more WIPs than I have recently plus Christmas things are on the verge of exploding out of me so get ready! Have you tried something new and different recently? Tell me about it.


yoborobo said...

She looks great! I am trying to do the same thing - make some dolls with paper clay and cloth. I've been hearing about the hive, but I feel like I have no time now, and I worry it's one more thing I won't keep up with! lol! Can't wait to see your doll finished. :) xo! Pam

Jingle said...

Don't you just LOVE paper clay? Your doll is looking fabulous already! I can't wait to see your end result!


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