Well, straight away after I took a class with Claudine, I have started making a new doll, just not to forget everything I have learned. So it is my first independent doll :)))
This is what I've got so far:
Dreading making fingers and toes... :)))
It's almost 2 months as I am back from Belgium, but only now I got around writing about it in my english blog :)) The workshop with Claudine was awesome! I have sculpted my first doll with a help from Claudine.
I discovered that sculpting dolls is a very serious and labouring process :) We started with making a brass armature (soldering is fun!) and making a polymer clay scull.
Then we made a body and added legs
Oh my God, making toes is difficult! :))
Then we sculpted hands. The fingers are almost as OMG! as toes :)))
Then we added a face, and here is an almost finished doll:
And here is my fairy all finished. I am very happy with her!
I couldn't not buy one of Claudine's busts. Isn't she gorgeous??? What a hairstyle!
I think I finally made I face I want to make a body for. I was making this face probably for a couple of weeks, adding clay, removing clay. The eyes still need pupils. I made the eyes from white Fimo. Here is a good tutorial for the handmade glass-like eyes. I haven't finished them though, I was too impatient to use them for my face, that I decided that these eye will do for now. I think this doll will have a red hair :))
Here is a new face I tried to make. No ears yet, my enthusiam has ran out before making ears, when I just baked the head as it is :)) The clay is dirty, as it is just a head for exercise :)) Next to previous face.
I am slowly getting back to clay, stretching my fingers and scratching the right side of my brain head. After I put little Ross to sleep I sacrifice a couple of hour of my own sleep to clay. I am not interested in making jewellery at the moment, have no inspiration for jewellery making whatsoever. So I decided to try myself in something else - in doll-making. Made a couple of faces so far :)) The first face was a bit of a Martian looking
Second face I made yesterday was a little better, I think :)) With my speed I will probably make a doll by the end of the year :))
My name is Zuleykha. I am 34 years old. For as long as I remember myself, I always loved creating something with my own hands. I have been sewing clothes, knitting, stitching; then it was creating jewelery from polymer clay for a while. Now I am a very busy mum of a two years old little boy, and have a very little time for crafts, but I am trying to do as much as I can when I get a chance. One of my blogs is in Russian (Stitch'n'clay), the other one is in English (Zuleykha's polymer clay), they are slightly different in content, but they both have lots of pictures in them, so please choose the one you like, and (I hope) enjoy reading :)