Recently, I was commissioned to create two dolls for a very dear lady in England. She had purchased my first little paperclay doll, Maya and decided that she wanted two more to share with her mom and best friend. I of course, was delighted to have the honour of creating these little lovelies for her and, after many convo's back and forth about hair and eye colour, favourite colours and names, they're ready for their new homes. I decided to do another doll while I was at it, and she is my version of the beloved 'Alice'. All were sculpted from paperclay and their little faces and shoes were painted with water colour paint. For Olivia, the pale blonde haired doll, and Grace, the brunette, I used mohair for their hair, and for Alice, I used a stawberry blonde braided wool. For their dresses, I used embroidered cotton lace and embelished them with ribbon. and embroidery thread. Olivia and Grace wear fabric flower hair ornaments, while Alice's is made with metal. Olivia and Grace will be travelling to their new homes tomorrow, and Alice is available in my shop.
I would like to share their process....
It's hard to express how wonderful it is to see these dolls evolve from a lump of clay, bits of fabric and a little imagination!