Hello to you all! There it is! As I mentioned in a previous post, I wanted to create several ethnic heads and here they are! I plan on giving them each a name and I am inspired by precious stones. To be continued…
Allô à vous tous! Ta dame! Comme je l’avais mentionné dans une de mes publications précédentes, je voulais créer plusieurs têtes ethniques et les voici! Je compte bien sur leur donner chacune un prénom et je suis inspirée par les pierres précieuses. A suivre…
Hello my friends! And Yes, I have made other heads… and I intend to make more! Other heads mean other molds! Making plaster molds is no longer a secret for me. To my greatest astonishment, I even became comfortable with the procedure. The only thing that annoys me is the dirt it generates!
Bonjour mes amis! Et oui, j’ai fabriqué d’autres têtes…et je compte d’en fabriquer d’autres! D’autres têtes équivalent a d’autres moules! La fabrication de moules n’est plus un secret pour moi, à mon grand étonnement, je suis même devenue à l’aise avec la procédure. La seule chose qui m’énerve c’est la saleté que cela génère!
Good morning! Here is Jane, she’s made from Prosculpt polymer clay. Prosculpt was developed by doll maker Jack Johnston for sculpting art dolls or figure dolls. It is sold in 1 pound (454 gr) block and is available only in four flesh tones: baby, fairy, Caucasian and ethnic brown. This polymer does not require a lot of kneading. This helps to reduce plaques, moons and air pockets which can sometimes be trapped in clay kneaded for long periods. I find this clay too soft if I work a lot with it, but not that oily as Living Doll. However, what I do love with this clay, is this translucent, flesh-like color, closer to natural flesh tones than most polymer clay. The disadvantage of this clay is that it is a bit expensive ($20 per block in Canadian dollar without taxes) and must be ordered online. Although, I have heard good things of this clay from well known doll artists and makers, such as Mark Denis, Patricia Rose and Renata Jansen. More photos of Jane will be presented tomorrow.
Hello! I want to share more photos of of Samynah, Filsan and…Brielle! Brielle is the second doll I sculpted in early march 2013. The first doll created doing that early year was Iris, which I will both present this week. Stay in touch!
Hello everyone! I would like to give a huge thanks to all the new LIKES (245 actually) on Atelier Miss Georgia’s Facebook page! It gives me great hopes with my dolls! Now, may I present you Samynah and Filsan painted. I know, they look a bit different from previous pictures, but acrylic paints can be tricky: they dry very quickly and you must work fast, otherwise, no matter the results, they stays forever. And yes, I learned my lesson.
Good evening! Yesterday, I present Samynah, tonight it is Filsan turn. In Somalian, this name means, more mature then her age. She was created with the same polymer clay mix of Samynah. Her eyes were handmade by me. The technique that I used was very simple: crystal cabochon, polymer clay and acrylic paints. Filsan head sculpt is an important one, she’s the one who set Atelier Miss Georgia aesthetic. Also, since both dolls heads were created in the same month, January 2013, both were sand and painted a the same time. More pictures of them painted tomorrow.
Good evening! Yesterday, I presented my very first doll head from the year 2013, Samynah. She was made in in late January of that year and created in Living Doll (Terracotta), Fimo Classic (chocolate) and Premo (Frost). It took me 10 hours to sculpted her… in fact, I sculpted her head over and over again…well 5 times! I was simply unhappy with the first three results. At first, she looked like a small child and all I wanted was a beautiful young lady from eastern Africa: Ethiopia, Tanzania and Somalia. More photos of her painted will be presented tomorrow. Stay in touch.
Good evening! By the end of the 2012, I decided to tried a new polymer clay: Living Doll. From various forums I eared this clay was excellent and was used by doll makers worldwide. It is also perfect for beginners
and those who like working with a softer polymer clay. I agree with this, since it’s
texture is easy to work with and can be mixed with any of the Sculpey or Premo clay to create intermediate flesh colors. The color palette is more realistic than Fimo clay. However, I wasn’t quite sure with this clay since I was use to work with more brutal and rough clay. Also, I found various techniques to condition tougher clay. The best solution for me was to test this clay by creating several doll heads and others with a mix of Fimo Classic and Soft.