Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Denise's Doll

I made a "living" doll for my friend, Denise.  I made her from paper clay and polymer clay and she measures about 10" tall.  Her dress is hand sewn from polished cotton and black velvet and her hair is red mohair.  I had so much fun making this doll, I plan to make more!  I used to be a professional mannequin make-up artist, (their make-up is oil paint), so I really enjoyed painting this little "human" face!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Day of the Dead Masquerade Ball

Beautiful, as always, Felicia is sure to win best costume at this year's masquerade ball with her fabulous "living soul" mask. She is sculpted from polymer clay and painted with acrylics and looking gorgeous tonight in her black lace gown. This piece measures 6 1/2" tall and Felicia is secured onto a gold painted wooden 4" diameter base.

Day of the Dead Diorama "Old Friends"

       Making his midnight rounds at the graveyard, Jasper the caretaker, and his dog Flaco, heard laughter and went to investigate.  They expected to find some teenagers having a little party, but they couldn't believe what they saw instead!  Two fine looking gentlemen sharing a drink and a smoke and some good jokes.  One problem;  they had both been dead for over 60 years!
       This Day of the Dead diorama features my polymer clay skeletons, which are painted with acrylics.  They two "dead" guys, Will B. Back and M.T. Tomb, (I know, I know! Really bad!), have been treated with crackle paint and some faint glow in the dark paint and washes,(their skin glows a bit and their teeth glow!).  Flaco's bone dog tag also glows in the dark.  In addition, the lantern that Jasper is holding has the  flame of a battery powered tea light inside, (the tea light was inserted from the bottom and is accessible so it can be turned on and off and the  batteries can be changed if necessary).
       The piece measures 6 1/2" wide, 6 1/2" deep and 6 1/4" tall.  The base is signed and dated and has a felt pad in the bottom.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Day of the Dead Diorama ~ The Dancing Ghosts

       This Day of the Dead diorama features George and Irma, who were married for 65 years!  No longer amongst the living, their ghostly skeleton  figures can still be seen from time to time dancing in the old parlor in front of a cozy fire.  Also appearing are their skeleton cat Sheba and skeleton dog Penny.  Above the fireplace mantle are some old photos of George and Irma in their younger days: a wedding photo, a trip to     Tijuana, and a shot of them speeding away on George's motorcycle.
       The figures and other elements are made with polymer clay and painted with acrylics.  Their is a battery powered tea light that is inserted through the bottom of the base into the "fire" to make it flicker and glow!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Skeleton Poodle Walker

             Lulu and her French Poodle, Prince Phillip

This Day of the Dead sculpture features Lulu and her Poodle, (named Prince Phillip after my grandparents' adorable poodle, who always had a fresh poodle cut and manicure!).  They are available on eBay until Monday, January 6

 I sculpted the figures with polymer clay and painted them with acrylics.  Prince Phillip also sports a Poodle cut with black pom-poms.  Lulu is wearing an aqua Poodle skirt which also has tiny pom-poms, a black sweater with feather trim and red "cat eye" sunglasses.  Her hair is blonde viscose in a ponytail tied with a red ribbon.  She stands about 5 1/2" tall.

The figures are attached to a 3" x 5" wooden oval base which is signed and dated.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Doll with Coffin

                         Pretty in Pink

I had so much fun making this little doll, (she's available on eBay until January 5th!)

I sculpted her head, hands and legs from polymer clay, painted with acrylics,  and her body is poly-fill and cotton over a wire armature, so she is somewhat poseable.  She has light brown viscose hair adorned with paper flowers and she comes with a single pink rose.  She has a little pink glitter in her eyes.

Her dress is hand stitched pink and white gingham.  She measures about 4 1/2" tall and her coffin is 5" tall.  The coffin is wood which I painted with crackle paint and various acrylics and is lined with pink silk.  There is a glass window in the coffin so she can see out when you have her stored!

This piece can stand on it's own, or it has a hole in the back for hanging on the wall.