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« Reply #1250 on: June 06, 2012 11:47:33 PM »

I love this project!  I was looking through the posts, but I didn't see any that mentioned using paperclay as a covering to make brick, stone or plaster.  It is a cool looking technique and I love to see some photos of things made with it.

One of the houses I'm working on right now has paperclay stonework, but I don't have pics.  However, Tracy Topps (minis on the edge) has an amazing gallery of her paperclay covered dollhouses: http://gallery.mac.com/toppdollar#gallery
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« Reply #1251 on: June 07, 2012 02:45:15 PM »

Wow, lots of eyecandy there! The dolls are interesting too. I love making dolls, so I'm trying to pluck up the nerve to do some scale ones. I've looked at tutorials for it, and it's not so hard I don't think.
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« Reply #1252 on: June 07, 2012 03:42:49 PM »

Wow, lots of eyecandy there! The dolls are interesting too. I love making dolls, so I'm trying to pluck up the nerve to do some scale ones. I've looked at tutorials for it, and it's not so hard I don't think.

Scale is not hard, it just requires CONSTANT VIGILANCE!*   Cheesy

The buyers who care about scale care a lot. Obsessively, compulsively so (I can say that because I'm one of them, lol).

Keep a measuring rule close by and measure constantly. "Scale creep" kills.   Shocked

And for some awesome eye candy, here's a link to the 1/12 scale gallery of my favorite doll artists Jodi and Richard Creager

*not so random HP reference
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« Reply #1253 on: June 07, 2012 04:35:33 PM »

Oh wow, that was really impressive! Not sure I can quite live up to that yet, but...

I'm thinking of doing clay heads, hands, and maybe feet, then a soft, wired body for pose-ability. I'll have to play around with it. One thing I noticed that I loved about their dolls is that the clothing fits them properly. I noticed with some that the clothes look too big and ill-fitted and it really breaks the illusion for me even if the doll itself was good.
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« Reply #1254 on: June 07, 2012 09:43:05 PM »

I love this project!  I was looking through the posts, but I didn't see any that mentioned using paperclay as a covering to make brick, stone or plaster.  It is a cool looking technique and I love to see some photos of things made with it.
 

I did here:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=389492.msg4688854#msg4688854
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=389492.msg4691119#msg4691119
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=389492.msg4693610#msg4693610
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« Reply #1255 on: June 08, 2012 11:45:43 AM »

I'm working on a Queen Anne style home and I want to have the house be "inspired by" traditional Queen Anne decor. 

And I just found the most amazing site for reference pics (for multiple styles, not just Queen Anne): Old House Dreams.  I have about 20 browser windows opened right now with amazing pics and I can't close any of them because I NEED THEM ALL. LOL

One thing I noticed that I loved about their dolls is that the clothing fits them properly. I noticed with some that the clothes look too big and ill-fitted and it really breaks the illusion for me even if the doll itself was good.

I totally absolutely completely agree -- there are some really good sculptors who just can't make proper clothing and yes, it ruins the entire illusion. I know that with Jodi and Richard, Jodi does the sculpting and Richard does the armatures -- not sure who does the clothing, but it is so amazingly well done.
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« Reply #1256 on: June 08, 2012 01:52:34 PM »

Here's my current wee house in progress. It's a 1:144 scale Queen Anne from North Eastern Scale Models.

This is just a "dry build", so no, the walls aren't going to be that crooked.

But yes, I am going for "dilapidated."  Cheesy

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« Reply #1257 on: June 08, 2012 02:05:15 PM »

microjivvy I can't wait to see more! Your wee creations blow my mind. I could never have the patience for things that small... or proper scale... or dry runs... or absolute precision. I'm much more of a 'just do it till it's done' gal.
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« Reply #1258 on: June 08, 2012 03:33:52 PM »

HOly Smokes!! that's teeny tiny!  How? HOw?  Your amazing..for reals.
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« Reply #1259 on: June 10, 2012 03:11:00 PM »

HOly Smokes!! that's teeny tiny!  How? HOw?  Your amazing..for reals.

I have really good magnification.  Cheesy 

If you want to see one of the best in this scale, visit: http://nell-miniminis.blogspot.com/
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