A Halloween Pumpkin Art Doll

This is a hand-sculpted, and completely original art doll. You can find it in my Etsy shop here. Just a warning though, she will only be on the site for a short 2 weeks before she is coming with me to the Lake County Art Fair in Mundelein, IL.  So if she tickles your fancy, grab her before someone else does!

Here's a little background on how I created this art doll.

Her head is a Styrofoam ball with a layer of paper clay over top. I then sculpt the details of her face into the paper clay (check out my tutorial on paper clay here).

Her body is made from a chipboard cone that also has a layer of paper clay over top. Her hands are sculpted from paper clay as well. To add texture to her dress, I used a rubber stamp to stamp into the wet clay.

Once the clay has dried, I paint the entire piece and add fabric trims and buttons.

The little skull head she is carrying is actually from a ice cube mold and I added a little metal washer over its eye.

The base which she sits is a metal candlestick.

Glass Cloche Christmas Ornament

Yeah, I know it's not even Halloween yet and I'm already talking about Christmas.  But I just couldn't wait because this is just too stinkin' cute!

I really love anything under glass. For some reason placing something under glass makes it that much more special. Precious almost.

I also loved the idea I saw floating around many Pinterest boards of the old fashioned trucks with the Christmas trees in the back. So I thought, "Why not combine the two?"
This ornament has a glass dome that sits on a wood base. A little wooden truck and a bottle brush tree and lots of glitter fill the inside. It is hung by a jute chord and finished with a "Merry Christmas" ribbon.
I have only one of these at the moment, but have posted in my Etsy shop. So take a look!

She's Just A Little Creepy

All the Halloween pieces have been completed for the shows I have coming up in October. Make sure to check my "Shows" tab up top to find the exact dates and locations.

These skeleton witch dolls are just a few of the items I will have at the show. Well provided that someone doesn't snatch them-up on Etsy before then!

Now it's time to start working on Christmas items...

Workshop Registration is Now Open

I will be teaching four different workshops this Fall at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, IL.  Click on the Workshops tab above to find out how to register.

Mixed Media Paper Collage
September 29 and October 1,   6-9pm
McHenry County College
Crystal Lake, IL

In this course I will teach you how to create a seamless mixed media collage piece. This class is great for the beginner or for anyone looking to brush-up on their collage skills.

Halloween Artist Trading Cards
October 27,   6-9pm
McHenry County College
Crystal Lake, IL

In this course we will be creating Artist Trading Cards, which are small pieces of art (2.5 x 3.5") and we will be trading them with all members of the class. Everyone will be going home with a small piece of art created by their classmates.

Christmas Artist Trading Cards
December 3,  6-9pm
McHenry County College
Crystal Lake, IL

Same as the Halloween ATC class, but Christmas themed instead.

Christmas Paper Collage Ornament
December 10,  6-9pm
McHenry County College
Crystal Lake, IL

In this course we will be creating a collage Christmas ornament. Applicable to all skill levels.

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