Thank you so much for this wonderful workshop. I have learned so so much. As you love the process of creating, I love watching your process. You are such an amazingly gifted artist. Your whimsy is perfection. When I first started watching this workshop, I thought I would go out and try to find the perfect box to repurpose. Then as the series went on, I realized that I had some little shrines that I had made long ago, which I never really felt satisfied with. Now, though they are nothing like the wonderful old clock you started with, I have decided to redo a few of them. I am very new at making dolls. Maybe you remember my Santos dolls on Trodden Path? Well, anyway, I am a long way from being very good at it, and I don’t have the gift of portraying whimsy, but I just love the angel shrine idea. You know, it is sometimes so hard to for me to give myself permission to make something that looks like I made it. Wow, that is a real Lenten confession. Thank you so much for your generosity.
Marcella… I think that your "redo" of some of the shrines that you have on hand would lend themselves perfectly to an angel shrine doll! Yes, I recall your Santos dolls; you will have so much fun with the shrine doll process. I appreciate your "confession"… why is it that so many of us struggle with that… giving ourselves permission to do so? Please post some photos of your doll as you begin working on it and let us enjoy your journey! Daryle
Hi Daryl, thank you so much for this inspiring workshop!hugs from Germanymo
Mo… my thanks for your note! I hope that this formate (blogging) will encourage all of us to keep in touch. Daryle
of course - even when there is more traffic on Facebook... but somehow here is home...<3 mo
Daryle, thank you so much for your wonderful and detailed tutorial. You are an inspiration and I appreciate your sharing your expertise so very much!
Deb… I would enjoy seeing you integrate your incredible paper skills in a shrine doll… I am thinking that the possibilities could be endless! Daryle
Well he's all done Daryle! and I love his looks even though I don't think he's as lovely as your wee man! I've had a heap of problems with the crackle medium so he's yet to finished completely.Thank you so much for making paperclay easy to work with and for helping me make such a sweet project! I so appreciate your generosity. ♥
Pam… your angel shrine doll represents everything that I had hoped folks would take from this workshop; I mean that! He is winsome, so well integrated in theme and the "story" that he tells, and just so well-crafted. I lament over the crackle medium problem that you encountered. If I am correct; you didn't use the DecoArt One Step… It has never failed me. The shine is typical and to be expected after using any of the crackle mediums. That is why in the video, I suggest a follow-up top coat of a matte sealer (DecoArt/Plaid)… it replaces that shiny finish with a softened, matte finish. Being a "birder" for many years; your doll immediately spoke to me… the nests, egg motif, all work so well together. Thank you for sharing those pics and the journey with all of us! Daryle
Well, your comment was high praise indeed Daryle! Much more than I expected and hoped for. Thank you so very much for those wonderfully uplifting words! I appreciate them more than you know. I am very happy with how he looks I must admit even with the shine! :) Yes I remember you mentioning the shine and the matte medium in your video and do intend using the matte eventually, once I've managed to crackle him. Though if I can't I'll just matte him up anyway, though I do love that aged look a lot! A good friend has given me a few of her crackle mediums to try and a couple of them look like they are supposed to do the same as the Decoart, so I may just get there yet. I think I might just have to send away to the US for a couple of bottles of it and hope the shipping doesn't blow the bank account!! lol. Again so many heartfelt thanks for your words and time to make these videos. ♥
O.K…. now I am blushing! Isn't it satisfying when you see your work and a labor-of-love come together, like your doll has! Kudos to you!
Just a quick update on my shrine doll crackling Daryle. I used one that friend had lent me, Jo Sonja, and it worked a treat though they were bigger crackling than yours, so I will be getting myself some of that one soon. I put an update yesterday on my blog with a photo of his head, with an explanation as to why he's still a bit shiny! :) Would appreciate your opinion on the look of him when you get the time if you wouldn't mind......and in reply to your comment above, which I'm sorry I hadn't replied to earlier, Yes!! very satisfying indeed. It's such a fab feeling! So looking forward to your next doll. ♥
Daryle, Thank you for giving so freely of your time to show how you make your dolls. I have finally watched all of your videos. Several days ago I started my doll. I must say you do make it look easier. There is a learning curve. I have encountered some bumps but I'm enjoying the journey. I'm not sure how long it will take me but I will be back to show you. Hope all is well. Some of us noticed you have not been commenting back. Happy Spring. Joyous Wishes, Linda
Oh Linda… I have been remiss (at best)! Do post some photos of your doll, on your blog, even in this early stage. I will gladly answer any questions that you might have… if I can. Have you had a chance to view Pam's doll and her work? I am just so taken by how wonderful it is. Her "theme" and integration of all of the details… really should inspire us all. Daryle
Thank you so much for teaching so well, after I finish other crafts in progress I may give it a go.You have been very encouraging, and I love your addition of scripture.May God continue to bless you and your family. I will be back.Marcie
Thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial, Daryle! I had to watch every step and now I can't wait to start my own angel. I am now on the lookout for a base. I will also take pictures as I progress. Your instructions are very clear, concise and inspiring! I am so happy that I found your site. Thank you again for taking the time to offer your generous and uplifting videos!Sandra
Wow, I have just found your blog and I love it. Thank you so much for taking the time to make such a clear, instructional video. I will have to start collecting my "stuff" and trying this in the fall. I cannot wait for your book fairy tutorial. Your generosity is much appreciated.
Daryl, I came across your work quite a while back on Cloth and Clay Dolls. Last night I discovered (and watched in its entirety) the Angel Shrine tutorial. Thank you so much for taking the time to do that. I learned so much, including some things I was doing wrong and also got some great helpful hints. For months now, I have been collecting strange and unusual pieces and parts and doodads, knowing that, at some point, they will become part of a mixed media doll something-or-other. My question to you is, how do you store all this "stuff and nonsense" so that when you need it, you can find it? It is getting to be quite a pile with no rhyme or reason, and organization in some orderly fashion escapes me. Do you mind sharing your method for organizing? Thanks so much!