Sunday, February 1, 2009

Tiny Sculpture

Since I've recently sculpture a paper mache doll, and I'm not pleased with the results (they're o.k.), I thought I'd show you a tiny little infant I made from sculpey. She is signed and dated by me (on her bottom!) I made her when my daughter was about six months old.

My original intention was to make her in five pieces, head/torso, 2 arms and 2 legs, then plaster cast her into a mold. I was having so much fun experimenting I made her in one piece. This is my first time at using sculpey or polymer clay, it's hardened in the oven, my infant is made with bead eyes and I was slightly concerned about those melting. Sculpey is baked at 130 degrees, 15 minutes for every 1/4 thickness, so the beads made it with out a issue. She is coated with a varnish that has aged to yellow spots. (I've since found the there is a glossy varnish made for sculpey)


I used a old strainer for her hair and a washcloth for the texture on the bow. She is so sweet, she reminds me of Madame when she was a baby even though they look nothing alike!

Too tiny and too cute! C & G Design



10 comments:

Jean said...

Wow!! She is cute and tiny. Great job for your first time. The hair is really a super job. You will have to give it another go.

tina said...

She is adorable! I could never do this at all. You have every right to be proud.

Skeeter said...

So small and tedious I bet. Wonder if you have the patience to make one this small again? My eyes would not allow me to see it if I was trying to make it! lol. She could qualify for Ann day! At first I thought she was a Raggedy Ann doll. A real cute one indeed...

Kathleen said...

She is just adorable. Wow you were great at this coming right out of the gate. God has really blessed you with talent. Have a great Sunday! Hugs, Kathleen

Cinj said...

What a cutie. I bought some clay, but we still haven't made anything with it. I'm sure it's in one of my craft bowes somewhere....

Dawn said...

I'D LIKE TO STICK WITH THE FIRST PLAN AND CAST A MOLD, NOT UNTIL MY CRAFT ROOM IS DONE THO. STUFF LIKE THAT NEEDS PLENTY OF ROOM. GEEISH, NEXT TIME i SHOULD LOOK UP BEFORE MY COMMENT IS TYPED AND TAKE IT OFF CAPS LOCK!

blackeyedsuzie said...

eek! so tiny and cute! I'm in awe...

Dawn said...

Thank-you Black-eyed-suzie, a wonderful compliment from you, who does absolutly beautiful dolls. Means alot to me.

Luisa said...

complimenti per i toui lavori, belli ed originali.ciao luisa

Jean said...

I thought the same thing Skeeter.