Metalmaid E-Class by Linda Hollerich, Paper Clay Artist


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Paper clay, mix media

Metalmaid E-Class by Linda Hollerich, Paper Clay Artist

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Skill Set Required: All Levels
The completed doll: 23” Standing Doll
Her friends call her Metalmaid. Wherever she goes, the clatter of metal on metal can be heard. Some say she was born with a magnetic heart. Others know it to be true.

We will be sculpting a PaperClay head, hands, and some unusual mermaid fins for this clever metalmaid. Details will be provided for PaperClay usage and step-by-step instructions will be given for all sculpted body parts. Once sculpted and allowed to air dry, the PaperClay parts will be sanded, painted, and sealed.
Metalmaid’s storyline will be explored, encouraging you to participate with your own unique twist. Fabrics will be selected and your caches of beads, steampunk charms and gears will be dragged into the studio. We will refine the upper body by sculpting over the fabric / PaperClay joints. Costuming is short and sweet, but metal decorations will require your artistic eye and a fair amount of fun labor. A wooden display base will be designed to enhance the theme while providing support for this standing doll.

Week 1: Sculpt and Paint a PaperClay Head and Mermaid Fins
Expansion of Metalmaid’s storyline
Color pallet / fabric selection consideration
Discussion of PaperClay usage
Create a PaperClay head and fins (step-by-step instructions)

Week 2: Sculpt and Paint PaperClay Hands
Sculpt PaperClay hands(step-by-step instructions)
Sand, paint, and seal PaperClay hands
Week 3: Body Assembly, Costuming, PaperClay Refinements, Display Base Discussion and Self-Critique
Finalize fabric selection
Sew body, mermaid tail, and arms
Attach mermaid fins at the shoulders, collar, and hips
Refine joints in the wrist and shoulder area
Create PaperClay Breasts
Create Fabric Flowers
Design a mermaid-friendly doll base
Metal detailing


Products made from this pattern are intended for personal use for fun or small scale personal and business profit as long as you credit Linda Hollerich with the design. Any form or reproduction paper or paperless are by permission only | Copyright - Linda Hollerich - All Rights Reserved

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