January 25, 2011

WIP - cloth and paperclay figure

Here is my spin on the 'Cloth and Clay Dolls' tutorials. She is a weighted sitting doll. This is an early photo, she now has painted hair and a face. This picture is also pre-torso-ectomy. I really thought her body too long, so whacked her in half and restitched her - she has wonderful 'Frankenstein' stitches above her waist line now! (I'll do a 'side by side' photo comparison when I upload the new pics). I paper-clayed the ends of her toes too, to be more shoe shaped.
I've tried to combine paper-clay and cloth in the past, but this time it's working much better. I made the under figure all cloth - even the pony tails. The fabric is gessoed, and when dry, a covering of paper-clay is added over the face, hair and upper torso.  I'm not sure how I will dress her yet, but I'm thinking something funky.


  1. Pretty cool!
    I've been wanting to try something like this as well (clay over cloth). Thank you for showing your process! More pics please? lol!

  2. I can't stand the SUSPENSE!!!!
    I wanna see her!

  3. LOL, suspense is good for the soul! I will try very hard to get the pics up by this Friday.