she hangs on the wall.
close up of her face.
She holds a shell filled with pearls.
The shell is made from polymer clay.
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!