Monday, April 23, 2007

Push Mold Faces







A few weeks ago on the FOCD list, there was a discussion about achieving different faces from a pushmold. I was very intrigued by this discussion and since I had purchased Chantel by Sherry Goshon over a year ago I thought this would be a good time to try it. I have done small push molds and used them for cabachons but this was my first try with cloth over. In last month's doll club meeting, Maria showed us how to modify a face from a push mold. She made one from the Chantel mold and by the time she was done, you would NEVER know it was from the mold. She gave it a smile and teeth! So, here is mine. The first pic is the "raw" faces--the one on the left is the modified face covered in fabric and one coat of gesso. The face on the right is untouched raw clay from the mold. The second pic is the faces colored. The left orignal mold is just covered with fabric and colored, the right is gessoed then colored and it is the modified face. Still very much alike but there is some difference.

3 comments:

Allison Ann Aller said...

Wow, these are beautiful. What kind of paint did you use?

Stephanie Novatski said...

Thanks Allie. I used gesso mixed with acryllic for the modified face base color. To shade and add features, I used colored and water color pencils, chalk pastels, fine tip markers and gel pens.

Sherry Goshon ODACA said...

you did a wonderful job...