Friday, June 17, 2016

Goddess Doll

These goddess dolls each start with just three balls of Creative Paperclay®.

Here are the three balls that I started with. The grids on my work table are 1/2", so you can get an idea of the size that I used. Of course, different size balls of clay will give you a variety of different sized dolls.

The smallest ball will be the head; the medium one the arms; and the largest one becomes the body and legs. Begin by rolling the ball for the arms into a long rope. Drape it over the top of the head.

Next, determine how long you want the arms to be. Remove any extra length, and form the tips into cones.

Determine arm length

Reshape hands

Next, form the body and legs by making this shape.

Bring the two ends together, forming the legs. Add a support pin (I used a short piece of a coffee stir) at the top of the body that will connect with the head.

Add the head and arms, smoothing the pieces together. Pose your goddess, and embellish as desired. Note: You may need to dab a bit of water or slip between the pieces to insure that they adhere to one another.

Add the head

Pose and embellish the doll

Let the doll dry thoroughly before painting. You can use any acrylic paint. I mixed Terri Sproul's Mixers—a mica powder—with the paint to achieve a metallic look.

When the paint was totally dry, I coated the goddesses with a two-part resin to completely seal them.

Be sure to check out my next post to see what I created with one of my goddesses.


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