Class Format: PDF and video
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In this class you will have complete instruction on how to create 9 & ¼” tall Bear and Raccoon Magic ball jointed cloth dolls.
Each doll has a swivel neck and unique hidden cloth doll ball joints at the elbows, wrists, hips, knees, and ankles. This cloth ball joint technique is brand new and hasn’t been shared in any of my previous classes!
New techniques I share in this class are how to needle sculpt a cloth doll head without a center seam and without a cloth overlay!
The class instruction includes how to use tube watercolors, artist pens, and artist pencils to create two different skin tones and facial details.
Unique costuming design including two adorable hats, beautiful shoes, and beaded tutus are also a part of this class.
And last but not least you will be provided with instruction on how to use needle felting techniques to create two different hairdos.
This class is a fun and informative class for all levels of doll makers.
I am excited to bring this class to you through the Art Connection Summit!
Day 1 - Creating the facial template
Preparing the fabric and pattern
Sewing the head
Sewing the body
Stuffing the body
Putting the body together with unique cloth doll ball joints
Day 2 - Stuffing the Head
Needle Sculpting the Head
Attaching the head to the body
Using Watercolors for Skin Tone (choice of two skin tones)
Using Watercolor Pencils and Artist Pens for Facial Details
Adding final details to the Eyes
Day 3 - Creating Bear and Raccoon Magic Hats
Making a Tutu
Embellishing the bodice
Creating Pretty Shoes
Needle felting Hair
I am a self-taught figurative fiber artist and have been engaged in creating art dolls for over 20 years with over 20 years of experience in education. My art reflects inspiration from dreams, colors, sounds, nature, people, other art work, and a love for antiques. Figurative art provides me with something beautiful, calm and peaceful to focus on. It is this experience that I choose to share in the classes that I teach. I have had the honor of exhibiting my works internationally and have been published in Art Doll Quarterly, Artistic Quarterly Magazine, Art Trader Magazine, and contemporary Doll Collector.