Saturday, January 30, 2010

Emma ? ....

I'm sure that's what she has been whispering whilst we've been working together..... well, somebody is whispering... maybe it's me ... but, usually I'm whispering other things.  Sometimes very rude things.

Paperclay and me.... well, I've only used it a time or two in the past...and we just don't really understand each other yet.  But, it can't fool me forever.  I wasn't thrilled with her first eye area.... so out came the sandpaper.  We had a "face-off".  Then, off I went to the craft store and got new Paperclay.  The other stuff didn't seem exceptionally dry...but, it didn't seem to be co-operating at all... I'm sure it was past its prime.  The new stuff was lovely. .. ...very soft and manageable.  Of course, I was still not really managing to get exactly what I wanted .. but it was a lot more fun.



















 I was waaaay too slow to keep up with Jane on the tutorial...so had to keep pausing it and rewinding etc... all while trying to keep my fingers damp and smooth here and tweak there and...  ...well, needless to say...I had clay stuck to a lot of things.  Good thing Mr. BV didn't come home early and see the office and desk !  Gotta figure out a better way.  I should have been in the craft room...but, for some reason I seem to end up in the kitchen or the office......



















Oh, look....she has hair  .....



















Then, we wrestled on some arms and legs.  OH EM GEE !! I didn't use muslin as Jane instructed.... and ... brother......was this stuff tough to get a needle through!  Never again.  Tomorrow I look for muslin for the second dolly.  Yes, indeed... an easy little make and I should do a second for sure.

The other thing at this stage?  Don't stuff this high on the thigh... leave some flat area so that she sits properly....she keeps falling backwards due to her puffy thighs.... on those spindly legs?...yep.....














hahahahah.... steps to looking good indeed ! that's just silly.....
the dark undercoat helps make things look weathered once the top coat of paint is on.  The idea is not to paint it too thoroughly so that some bits of it show through the flesh colours here and there.



















Mixed up a green that I liked to go with the fabric I chose for her skirt.... painted her face... making more mess.... what fun!












Tidied up a bit...but, not too much.  I was having a hard time not making it too neat ...  I so wanted to put in a white highlight on the pupil....I love doing eyes on all my other dolls.  But... in the tutorial... there isn't one...and I do want to make it just like Jane's.

6 comments:

Linda Fleming said...

I knew you could do it! She's wonderful, Vee! Aren't you proud of yourself? Well, you should be.

Yes, those air dry clays are messy aren't they? I have to wash my hands a zillion times a day when I'm working with that stuff.

Daisy said...

Oh, her face is so cute!

gunknitter said...

Oh Vee, she is wonderful !! You inspired me!! I have just ordered some paper clay here in Norway. It is a new thing here with us, and I am very excited. I have done a little bit clay work long time ago. But I hope I could ask my expert Vee for some advise if I`m stuck.

Happy Sunday !

frayedattheedge said...

She looks fabulous!! I have no idea what paper clay is or where to buy it .... but oh, I want some and I want it NOW!!

Kerry said...

She is coming out wonderfully! Paper clay is messy but what fun to play in!!

Serena said...

She is looking wonderful, Vee...can't wait to see her dressed up. :)

Gorgeous pic in your blog header!