Opps! That's her back.
Cinderprella has been difficult to deal with from the beginning. I decided to use polymer clay instead of paper clay. I have used polymer in the past, and have a lot of it on hand. I chose a fair skin tone. I also decided to use a cloth covered wire for an armature, so she could pose. I also sculpted slender legs and delicate arms with hands. For you doll makers out there, yes, it took a lot of time. She looked good going into the oven. When I took her out, she had air like bubbles on her delicate cheeks... under her skin, so to speak, this happens when the clay is not fully conditioned.
And then the fight started..
I tried painting over the spots, to cover them up, didn't work, couldn't get a close enough color to match her skin tone. So I painted her whole face. And then I remembered why I like paper clay over polymer clay. You could see every little brush stroke, she looked like a bad make-up job. So with a tooth brush, holding my delicate little dollie under the faucet, I scrubbed all the paint off. YEP! Right back where I started. So then the experimenting began. I tried three different types of paint, only to go back to the faucet! Finally, not willing to abandon her,
Here She Is. Perhaps, I 've been influenced by all the Halloween masks in shops now. She is a little goulish. Almost ghostly.
I'm working on a new doll, I thought I'd try some polymer clay, instead of paper clay.
I used to work with polymer clay years ago. I think I prefer the paper clay. Maybe, because my hands are not as strong as they used to be. Polymer clay takes a lot of kneading to condition the clay. My new doll has a wire armature, and detailed boots.
She'll be ready for your preview, next week. That's all for now.
Love and Peace,
Annabelle is a young free spirited darling,
Rebellious, but charming.
She labels herself as a fashionista,
and is a trend setter amongst her friends.
She loves wearing stripes with polka dots,
just because "somebody" says you shouldn't.
Darlings are the youngest of Lucy's Baby Art Dolls.
She is an original design, created by me, using
fabric, paper clay, and acrylic paints.