Thursday, February 4, 2010

New techniques make me giddy! Really, really giddy!

Don't you LOVE it when you finally get enough guts to try something that you have been thinking about FOREVER?

(Well, maybe not forever, but at least two years. Long enough, I'd say!)

Today was one of those, "Oh what the heck, just go for it" kind of days. The angel doll above, Florence, was a response to a mini challenge by ADO. I have been wanting to do paperclay over cloth for a long while, yet never seemed to get around to it. Needle felting, polymer, paperclay over my regular-type armatures always seemed to take precedence.

Well, I liked making ONE doll with paperclay over cloth, so I naturally figured TWO dolls would be twice as nice.
I am happy to say that I was right! Not only did I do another cloth/paperclay gal, but I also took it one step further and tried a new finishing technique. Since it isn't perfected yet, I won't share the details (I don't want to lead anyone down the wrong path! Pah!)
Rather, I'll just show you the preliminary results in a side by side comparison of the plain, rough finished paperclay angel (yes, I left her "rustic" on purpose...I like that look on occasion) to the second doll using the new finishing technique. Once I get the hair rooted and the clothing on doll #2, I'll be sure to show you the results. And once I perfect the new technique, I may even share that as well.

Time will tell.

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Until next time, happy explorations!



  1. Beautiful Theresa, waiting with baited breath on the photos for doll #2. I love them they look vintage. Congratulations!

  2. Lovely! Both dolls-I like both finishes and will be interested to see how you did the second one.

  3. hmmmmm, wax? Looking forward to hearing your technique. I do like both at the moment.

  4. I was playing with paperclay heads for the first time last week and it was SO fun! What took us so long!? ;)

  5. You are so onto something awesome! Keep it up--soar!

  6. Oh! I really like these! If I could remember the name of this book I have I would love to share it with you - I think one of the author's last name is Piper and you would like the book.
    I think doll number two looks like a wax finish. Just a guess but I felt compelled to blurt it out. ha ha
    Such wonderful, wonderful dolls!

  7. Beautiful dolls!...I know how hard it is to make one.

  8. Beautiful dolls and with one named after my daughter!!

  9. Magical Theresa!
    Simply beautiful~

  10. Teresa--You won something on my blog!!

  11. Wonderful - both of them!!! Please tell....

  12. wow. that is such a smooth finish! beeswax? I am curious now! Thanks for posting at my blog and hope you can join the IW workshop!

    Great dolls!