Thursday, August 30, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Last night I made lots of apoxy sculpt leaves to add to the vinery around the bottom of the base. The yellow base was too pale and dead looking so after painting the bottom part red I washed the yellow part of the base with a watered down gold metallic paint. I gilded all of the vines and leaves with a mixture of metallic gold and gold glitter paints and a little water. I sponged a little of that paint onto the rest of the base, also. MUCH BETTER!!!
Monday, August 27, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Wow!! We just had an intense three day class from Natale Hamade. Most of us really just wanted to learn her face painting techniques and we weren't disappointed. We spent hours on our heads. But as you can see from the photos there was A LOT more than face painting!! We did the sewing and stuffing of the cloth parts and did the mosaic bases before class and worked our booties off in class, too. If you get a chance bring in this girl to do a class for you or go to take a class wherever she's teaching. Hey, Nat, are you going to put in a proposal for EDAC next year??? Here are some pictures from the class. We still have lots to do before the dolls are completed but this is where we are right now.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
I should tell you that we will be needle sculpting the face, applying an overlay and learning Natale's face painting techniques. I can't wait!!! We will also put her together, decorate the bottom base with apoxy sculpt and do the costuming in the 3 day class.
But, I think that she will be wonderful when completed and look at the techniques we are using!!
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Monday, August 06, 2007
I just got Natale Hamade's paper doll from the ebay auction. She has joined the other items on my whimsey wall. I made the upside down chair with dolls climbing all over it and the little blue piece in the lower right corner was not from Natale. The rest are all my collection of art made by Natale.
Saturday, August 04, 2007
Using the stretch Pimatex on Natale's pattern really makes the fingers turn magically and will likely work well on even smaller fingers.
Another tip that really helps is this and keep your YUCKS to yourself until you try it.
You have the largest tube that will fit in the finger and the tiny rod ready to push gently on the top of the finger.
Make sure that you have doubled fabric under the rod or place it on the seam line with seam line separated.
DO NOT PUSH ON THE ROD.
Now the YUCK part that makes it so easy to turn. Touch your pointer finger to your tongue getting it lightly wet. Do a quick wipe of the finger with your thumb and with wet finger and thumb gently push the finger fabric up the rod. Okay, you can have a dish of water nearby but the tongue works fine.
Now the finger is inside the unturned hand. Finish the other fingers and thumb. Now with your hemostat grab onto all the fingers in the hand pulling them out the wrist or arm.
Using your thin KELLY hemostat gently push up into each finger smoothing it and use the hemostat to smooth open the hand or arm ready for chenilles or pipe cleaners and stuffing.
Yup. You did good!!!
Thanks Diane and Mimi.