Tilly is a frumpy little eight year-old with a keen sense of style. She loves puffy sleeves and anything pink. Her expression shows her excitement as she waits to ask the question, "Will you be my Valentine?"
I thought I would show some of the process I go through when creating my dolls. This is a work in progress and is not quite completed as of now, but I will update the photos when it is done. Tilly is made of polymer clay over a foil and wire armature. I actually made her a little differently than I usually would to try something new.
Normally I attach the sculpted pieces (hands, feet, and head) to a wire armature whereas this time I created each sculpted limb with a piece of braded wire coming out of it. Then I wrapped the wires together assembled the body. I wrapped the braded body wires with foil to pad her out as she is supposed to be a chubby girl. If you scroll over the slide show it will tell you which step of the process each photo is showing.
Does Anyone Else Do This?
5 years ago