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Welcome, my name is Sylvia Smiser. I am a self taught artist. I enjoy creating one of a kind art dolls and sculpted figures. Vintage Halloween styled artwork and Dia de los Muertos art dolls is what comes naturally to me and what I am most passionate about creating. I am a proud member of the wonderful art groups EHAG (Eclectic Halloween Artists Guild) and PFATT (Primitive Folk Art Talk & Tea). I am a participating artist at Ghoultide Gathering. I am honored to have been published in Art Doll Quarterly, Dolls magazine, Somerset Studio Gallery and Celebrate 365 Magazine. I am also a Physical Therapist and Mama to 15 year old Boy/Girl Twins. My husband is a wonderful man who is very supportive of my art and together with our two doggy fur kids we make one happy, busy family.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Developing new techniques and More Mini dolls for this months PFATT Marketplace!

Hello everyone and welcome back! This has been a month of discovery and adventure for me with my art work.  You see I am a paperclay artist.  It's what I feel most comfortable sculpting with.  However, I keep hearing more and more about polymer clay and how much more you can do with it.  The main drawback for me is that you have to bake it to set.  For some reason that makes me nervous.  Maybe it's the fact that I tend to be on the forgetful side and what if I leave my pieces in there too long and they burn?  There goes all that sculpting work down the drain.

Well, I decided to give it a try anyway.  I set a timer and a back up timer. : )  I've done this only once before, I don't know if you recall my Barnabas Collins Doll? His cane was made with Polymer clay. So this is the first time I make something out of my own imagination with polymer clay. 

I also wanted to make some minis.  So I made myself a pattern for the body added wiring and stuffed them.  Then I attached the heads and costumed them. 
I made 4 minis this time around.  The first two were featured in my last post. Frankenstein and his Mrs. Those I'm happy to report are already in their new castle home enjoying every minute!
The other two will be available on Monday on The PFATT Marketplace.  
Here are some photos, I hope you like these guys! They were so much fun to make and even more fun to play with.  ; ) 

Meet Wandering Wanda and Cyrus the Halloween Circus Cat.

Wanda is so proud of her handmade VROOMstick!

And Cyrus loves to do acrobatic stunts!

Thank you for stopping in! Have a wonderful weekend! 

1 comment:

  1. Love these. You are so talented.
    Thanks for sharing.


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