Kathleen Lynette Mack's beautiful paperclay head in her Maida blog inspired me to get the foil and paperclay out to practice Susie McMahon's technique. The foil armature is so important and for me it's always the back of the head that lets me down - I keep forgetting that there is a skull behind the face and end up creating flat heads. So following the saying "practice, practice, practice" I've created 5 armatures - all looking like silver Christmas baubles at the moment, with the intention of paperclaying over the weekend. Will they be Izannah's or just little heads????? ........... only time and my fingers will tell.
P.S. I'm using Susie's "Sculpting A Head In Air Dry Clay" booklet, which I think she still has for sale on her etsy, as my guide - it really is very good.
It's been a while since my last Izannah inspired doll, so I've made 2, plus a Queen Anne inspired sweetie.
Mary, the older of the three is seated and wearing a red dress and little Iris is seated beside her. Is it me or do Izannah's tend to the more serious side? Alice is my first attempt at a Queen Anne inspired doll, and she is wearing her Sunday best, made from an antique table cloth (well beyond it's use-by date).