Clara One-of-a-kind Original Izannah Walker-inspired Folk Art Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing
I made her head using a combination of Creative Paperclay and Li-Qua-Ché pourable papier mâché. She is entirely hand painted first with a layer of gesso, then finely detailed with acrylic paint, and then sealed with matte varnish for protection.
She is jointed at her shoulders, hips and knees, and her bottom is weighted with Poly-Pellets so she can sit nicely. Her hands and arms are lightly wired to allow her fingers to have a more realistic curl, and to allow her elbows to bend slightly.
Her hand-sculpted ringlets go all the way around her head, and little pin curls cover the top of her head.
Her antique-style lace-trimmed undergarments are hand-painted and detailed with painted white lace trim and tiny buttons.
Her hand-painted boots have little painted gold buttons on their sides. I named her Clara after the character of that name in The Nutcracker. Lots of hours went into making Clara an heirloom-quality doll. She is meant for display, and would make a lovely addition to a young, or a young-at-heart, girl's room.
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