Sunday, June 5, 2011

Bisque Casting

Yesterday, I had so much fun molding and casting, I couldn't wait to do more.  Thanks to Colleen Moody for bringing an adorable bisque doll, I was able to make a mold of her doll and create this little project.
For the doll, I used Sculpey clay and painted it with Sophisticated Finishes ( in blonde bronze and patina green and added a bit of brown acrylic paint. For the door, I used the back side of a mini canvas (3 1/2" x 2 1/2") and just painted it with Tim Holtz's Distress Stain in the colors broken china and peeled paint.

Today, was also my daughter's Spring Ballet Recital, held at Holly Names College.  Here's a pic from the rehearsal and then a shot of her right before going on stage. It was her first performance on point shoes, it was beautiful!
I did have a couple hours in-between activities today, so I ran down to craft depot. I got a big book (c 1956) that had the middle already cut out, which is definitely the hardest part of creating niche projects. I also found a box of glass domes in all different shapes. These will be great for projects, too. I also purchased  some wire, a vintage necklace and old paint tubes.


  1. Love your vintage door with the little girl in front - so sweet! Rachel looks very pretty in her ballet outfit!

  2. thanks for posting rachel's recital pix. she looks absolutely stunning.

    love what you created from colleen's bisque doll...the screen door idea is great. think u might want to submit it...

    your cache from craft depot was the cut out book. et al

  3. Every cute/clever project using back of canvas to create window. Rachel looks adorable in her point shoes and beautiful costume. F

  4. How ingenious to use the backside of a canvas for the door. The composition is so adorable. I love the pot of flowers using a thimble and the doll mold came out beautifully.