Creative Cloth Doll Faces: Using Paints, Pastels, Fibers, Beading, Collage, and Sculpting Techniques

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Quarry Books, Feb 9, 2011 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
DIVThe face is the most important feature of a doll -- it is also the most challenging. So it is surprising that there is so little instruction available on creating doll faces. This book fills that void.

Author Patti Medaris Culea began her career in art as a portrait painter and she puts that experience to work when creating her doll faces. In this book, she shows readers a simple technique for easily creating faces using her step-by-step approach. She gives her tips for how to divide the face into quadrants, graft features together, and much more.

Every aspect of doll making is covered -- from the basics to detailed techniques for making the various faces to instructions for putting a pattern together. Readers will learn how to use watercolor pencils, acrylics, and fabric paints to color a face, how to create a face using collage techniques as well as stamping and beading, and tips for working with stretchy fabrics to create indented eyes, separate eyelids, and sculpted lips.


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Getting started with doll faces.

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The author definately has her own style. But the instructions are very good and after practicing with her style you will have the skill to develop your own. Read full review


Using Watercolors
Sculpting the Head
Working with Paint
Creating with Collage
Embroidery Stitches
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About the author (2011)

Patti Medaris Culea began her career as a painter and portrait artist. Today, she makes one-of-a-kind art dolls and has a full line of cloth doll patterns. She is the author of Creative Cloth Doll Making (Rockport 2003) and her work has appeared in other books, magazines, and galleries. She lives in San Diego, California.

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