I have been busy….still…. Geesh when does it end? Yikes!! However, I also needed to take a little break from sculpting and actually work on studying more of my sculpting techniques. I have determined somewhat better methods to sculpt my dolls. It is always a learning process. These methods are new to me in that I just alter how I do things and the order in which I sculpt.
Basically nothing has changed per se with my dolls, but this new method is just a bit easier for me. So this was my first doll trying this new method. She’s real smooth as I also learned some more smoothing techniques. With this new method I am also focusing more on the shape of the heads and skull.
I have finished this little one. I named her Cherae (pronounced SHIR-RAY). I have never used these colors on a doll before. She is wearing a deep olive green color and it is accented with eggplant purple and a golden/greenish color. I am running very low on this beautiful flower ribbon I use (around her head/hair). it is very hard to find and I also heard its no longer being made. So my supplies are running low on this beautiful ribbons. 😦 So my really special dolls call for this ribbon as it is in shortage.
As always, click on photos to view a larger image. CLICK HERE for her Etsy Listing.
I may even try some dolls in some black costuming and more darker colors like this one. In person she is just stunning with these colors.
I will list her in my Etsy Shop this afternoon. I have an appointment this morning and trying to squeeze in this blog post at least and get that done. She is a real cutie.
Check back here for the link to her Etsy Listing later today.
The creation and assemblage of these dolls maintains many similar construction qualities of an original Izannah Walker doll. No corners were cut on her creation and she includes a second skin covering under her clothes. She is stuffed with pure wool.
Her clothes consist of a chemise, pantaloons, petticoat with ruffled edge, bodice with full skirt.
Anna’s dress was not easy to sew. This material is a cotton, but it is very very soft. The weave made it a challenge to do her clothes. This is one of the new fabrics I found in the quilt shop. It was worth the struggling because its just so soft.
I decided to give her a beautiful glass beaded necklace.
Her hair is a warm honey brown and very golden. On my next Izannah I may try to sculpt the hair.
Her black boots are painted in the bow and lace design.
I have am offering another little Izannah Walker doll in my Etsy Shop another little Izannah Walker Inspired Doll. So far, she’s my favorite. I love her dress. It is getting me anxious for spring. I worked real hard on this one and I just love how her face turned out and her cute pouty lips.
Her soft cloth body is stuffed with pure wool and her head/face and shoulder plate are hand sculpted of paper clay. Sanded, softly hand painted, and then distressed to give her an vintage appearance.
Her dress is a beautiful zig-zag pattern in a light teal color. Delicate lace is around her neckline. I gave her skin tone a nice warm color.
Her little boots are sculpted over the cloth and then painted a beautiful honey brown color. They are also painted with the sweet little bow and lace design.
I love this little one and hoping that she finds a loving new home.