Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Baking Dolls

I hope to finish the paperclay step of my second Izannah workshop doll today. Putting the doll in the oven (I've got it set to about 180 degrees) helps to dry the paperclay faster. I haven't done any sanding yet, so she's still pretty rough. I've still got quite a bit of sculpting to do. I've yet to finish her nose, and she doesn't have any lips. Then everything needs to be refined.
This is my first Izannah workshop doll. The sculpted paperclay is covered in a cotton knit. I'm ready to paint, but want to bring the second doll up to this stage so all the painting can happen at once, including both sets of arms and legs. I hate cleaning up my painting mess, so I only want to do it once.

These Izannah-inspired dolls are being created in Dixie Redmond's Izannah Workshop. Visit the blog for the details HERE.


Dixie Redmond said...

Isn't it amazing how the addition of stockinette knit fabrics changes the doll?

Deanna Hogan said...

It sure does. I wish I could find some of the stuff that Susie McMahon uses - it's so nice and thin.