Thursday, October 20, 2011

more pics of my paper clay mermaid doll

tail -

made from angelina fiber.

I added in wire along the edge so the fins bend.Once finished,

I added the seed beads.

Colleens technique for charms- love them!!

The hanging beads were given to me by Sue Milo.

she hangs on the wall.

close up of her face.

She holds a shell filled with pearls.

The shell is made from polymer clay.

starfish made from paper and distressed.
Then I added vintage glass glitter.

Her crown is made from polymer clay.
I painted the crown with metallic blues and then added lots of Swarovski crystals.

Several people asked me to post some closeups of my mermaid doll I made, so here they are. This is my second paper clay doll. I am quite happy how she turned out, but I still have a lot of practice to do for better arm, hands, fingers, faces...but that's the fun...learning as I go.

Her body is cloth that I stuffed and attached to the upper body. I created the 'material' by sewing together ribbons and torn fabric into ribbon lengths using free motion sewing, taught to me by Heather. I added in threads and glitter to give it an organic and other-world sort of look. All the colors are in the blue to white family.

Her body from breasts up are paper clay, as are her arms. I made joints using bead end caps, a technique I learned from Colleen. She also taught me this whole doll...sculpting her face, making the crown, making all of the tiny charms. (So if you ever see a class offered by Colleen and want to learn doll making- take that class!!!) Thanks for your interest in her!


Cynthia said...

She's soooo beautiful!! All the teeny, tiny details just blow me away. Well done!!

Kitten said...

Oh eBeth...your mermaid is fabulous!!! I'm so impressed with the creativity you have shown making her. She is very special indeed.

Heather Elizabeth Brauner said...

YOU ARE GOOD !! she is FAB !! keep up the good work xoxoxo