Progress on January’s doll continues with the addition of several more polymer clay layers. I embossed the white clay with a rubber stamp and brushed the top of the stamped area with pearlescent white acrylic. Then I rolled it flat again after stamping and painting, and then stamped and painted again to give the “material” more texture. The blue clay was kneaded in with silver leaf and some more pearlescent white acrylic to give it the sparkling effect. The silver centerpiece of the head-dress is also made with leaf, rolled on top of white clay. Now she’s ready for her beads!
Sky blue and pearlescent white Toho Treasures will be used to create her sleeves and cover her arms, draping over the silver gloves. The same colors will be used for a fully, swishy, skirt that will spill out from under her girdle. And I’ll bead around a cabochon with tiny 15/o Toho round beads to create the final touch for her head piece.
As you may notice, my January Doll is a full-figured woman of some substance. That’s how I’m feeling this month — like I don’t have to pretend that I’m less than I am, or younger than I am. I feel serene and peaceful and comfortable in my own attractiveness. It seems like a good start for the year.