Sunday, April 21, 2013

Ann-Denise Paper Clay Necklace Class

Back at the beginning of April, Ann-Denise had another one of her fabulous classes over at the Paper Crown in Oklahoma City.  We each made a fun paper clay jointed doll to put on a necklace.  Each person's doll came out so different but so cute!  

This past weekend, Arley Berryhill came from Albuquerque to teach a class for the Tulsa Dolling Dames.  We made a mermaid doll from his pattern, The Siren. If you go over to the Dolling Dames Blog, you can get a glimpse of Arley's sample doll and the first day of class.  My mermaid is coming out just beautiful.  I'm working on the embellishments and hope to start beading her tonight.  I might actually get her finished!

I've done a few other crafty things this month and hope to get them posted soon.  ;)


  1. Very cute! I know how you enjoy doll making and you sure do get to learn from some creative teachers! Is your house "put back together"? I can't wait to see you!

  2. Fun! Youre so lucky to be able to attend these classes! we just dont have them around here. looking forward to seeing more of your creations!
    I really have to get busy on bear orders and stop playing around in my craft room.. LOL!
    have a great week Lisa

  3. Hi Lisa~ Your blog is a joy!
    Thank you for your note on my blog. Attaching a link to the paper that I like to use. Fabriano Artistico Extra White SOFT press. The soft press is nice for smooth illustrations without the sheen that sometimes comes with hot press papers. The soft press doesn't have a rough "tooth" so it is nice when you are trying to make prints etc. (cold press, rough etc. often casts little shadows) If you paint with a lot of water you may want to use 300lb. or tape your paper to a board. I don't do either... if you give it a little time to dry in between washes it may not ripple as much. I tend to "glaze" colors. Have you tried that watercolor approach?
    The paper link:
    Hope this helps a little! Happy painting!!!