Wednesday, July 7, 2010

An Inside Look At What I Do

For the curious, I wanted to show a little bit of the process it takes to make my art character dolls.....

I take a basic wooden clothespin-



Holes are drilled, wire threaded through, and clay is used to form the head, arms and shape of doll-



I then paint and design the doll's facial expression and begin the work on designing their costume-



The finishing touches are made on their costumes, sometimes requiring a bit of hand sewing-



Hair styles and finishing touches are added, now for the other character!-



Now the characters are complete, and ready to be displayed!- (Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan)



I hope you enjoyed the little mini tour, and seeing the process of what goes into making my creations!

Stop in again soon!

7 comments:

sassypackrat said...

I've always wondered how you made your dolls. I enjoyed and was fascinated by the process. Thank you for sharing this!

Uneekdolldesigns said...

No problem Sassy, I had fun doing it- it was just a sort of short version but basically those are the steps.:)

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

This is very interesting! It's fun to see how creative you are.

Zemphira ~ Scatter Art. said...

This was a really neat post. Very cool.
And your work is amazing. I love Shirley Temple!!

Uneekdolldesigns said...

Thank you all for your comments- it was a brief explanation but to have explained each little detail would have taken too long, ha!

naida said...

you do some great work hun. i'm on etsy too, I crochet :)
http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Hi!

I just happened upon your Etsy site tonight and was so glad to see you also have a blog!

Your dolls are very unique. Do you do alot of sewing or use fabric glue? I can't image sewing such teeny clothes.

Consider me a new addition to your followers!

Jill