Thursday, August 20, 2015

Paperclay (LaDoll)


OMG this stuff is lumpy.

Still rough--she's sandable, which is nice, and I was able to get eyes in her last night. I have not begun to ear with her ;)

Here's Benny, who is all white normal sculpey.

I started him while I was waiting for Tasha to dry a little, and to see how easy Sculpey was to work with compared to LaDoll. The sculpey is harder to deal raw with because any touch mars it, but I am hoping once he's cooked he'll be sandable as well.

I need to go find refs for both of these, so far I have just been poking at them with a crochet hook and a letter opener without much to look at.

Benny is updated now, though still not finished. At least he is NS now.

10 comments:

  1. Wow Fish that head looks amazing!!! Are you a secret doll artist?

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    1. Haha heck no but thank you! I am even more impressed you can get this stuff to bend to your will!

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  2. You can add more water and work it until it's soft, just like regular 'dirt' clay. It really does need to be kneaded and worked, and on hot days you might put a wet cloth over it. Basically, treat it like real clay, I think that's why so many artists like it. I agree, nice modeling!

    Raj

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    1. I added more water and stirred like crazy today, and that helps a lot!

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  3. I like Bennie better than any of the commercial dolls!

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    1. He's a heck of a lot more affordable, and thank you! <3

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  4. I am impressed. When Eric was small I found instructions to make a lion head out of clay. I gave Eric some clay and showed him the photo of what the lion head was to look like. At the end mine was not recognizable as a Lion but Eric's was wonderful and he was age 4. I have his framed and hanging on the wall. I think mine went into the garbage. ;)

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    1. Both Benny and Tasha need lots of work--Benny needs to be redone from scratch and Tash still needs ears, but it's so much fun I don't mind that they look like someone made them "on their knee" as the Russian saying goes ;) Eric sounds impressive! Does he still do art?

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  5. Eric was talking about going into architecture until we took him to U of IL/CGO and he saw the rooms for sleeping when you were doing all nighters working on a project. Then he headed to UNC-G for a degree in Biology. In his third year he switched and got a degree in sculpture. He spent part of his 5th year with RI school of Design in Italy and Greece. He wanted to go on and get his masters and teach but the 5 years were all Rob and I could afford. He ended up getting a second degree in computers and found a job with Volvo and he likes that there is travel abroad. Eric has done artistic things to his (and Ashly's )home. He has made most of their lamps . So yes he is still doing art in his own way but not exactly sculpture.
    Now I shall go on....
    When Eric was about 3 or 4, I took him for lessons with a potter. The potter had a meeting with parents first and told us all that what ever the children made we should only praise them and be proud. Eric's first project was a cup for Rob. The cup was the size of an espresso cup with a handle that would have looked nice on a tankard. Rob still has that cup. He made a turtle that was wonderful and then he came home with what I thought was an alligator. I was so excited and told him what a wonderful alligator he had made and his little face all screwed up and he looked so sad. It seems he had made a horse laying down. I felt as if I had just failed as that encouraging parent. Ah well we do our best don't we. ;)

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    1. It's the thought that counts!! LOL! He does indeed sound talented..and smart!

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