Thursday, May 17, 2012

Today I am sharing some Art Dolls that I made and put up on my Etsy site.  I made these dolls(?) by gluing pieces of wood together and adding layers of stain, acrylic paint, paper, rub-n-buff, gel pens, paper clay and ribbon or lace.  I then added a coat of matte medium to the faces and hair, sanded the bases and aged them with distress inks. The taller ones stand approx. 3 3/4 inches and the base is 1 inch square. The shorter one is about 2 inches tall,  7/8 inch at the base and 1 1/8 inches at the head.

This is what they looked like after gluing the ball on top of the wood spool and painting or staining.  The hair is made of paper clay.  I found it necessary to wet the wood in order for the clay to stick! (let dry 24 hours) Then came the tedious task of painting those tiny faces.  I like painting dollhouse miniatures and I sculpt tiny birds and flowers out of polymer clay but for some reason I thought these little ladies were tough!  I guess I was being to particular, the quirky faces just seemed to add a folksy charm when all  was said and done.

That's all for now. Hope everyone is having a  creative day!! Thanks for looking!!!

1 comment:

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Oh Teresa, your art dolls are the little one on the spool...Jan x