Thursday, August 11, 2016


No matter what the temperatures say. Just thinking about Fall, Colors, Crisp nippy clean air, Leaves every thing that makes you feel so good is coming, That means it is way time to do our creating of Fall items,

I want to show case on of my favorite designers Kat Less. For 20 yrs plus she has held 
my hand and heard my tears,Lead me through on the phone saying "You Can Do It" Yet she is also my critic. Which I love her for. She says the truth. Not candy to make me feel better...  She has been  and still is a great mentor of mine,

I want to share with you one of her awesome creations , That is a e-pattern, I have this pattern and have seen in person this totally awesome "Halloween Spider Coach" The pictures just do not to it justice . This e-pattern in a total class. You will learn so many exciting and new techniques, It just blows me away.

I only show case some one or creation(They usually don't know I am sharing them /their creations)  when it touches my heart deeply. Makes you just shake your head and suck in your breath and you find your self saying out loud, Whoa, I wish I could do that whoa..

Well you can if you just jump out of your box , take the ole plunge ! No matter who the designer is ,Stay in touch personally with them, Remember the designer wants you to. They want to help and see you succeed.   

 The Halloween Spider Coach Class includes SEVEN LESSONS in all with step by step detailed instructions and tons of photographs to go by. 
 Be sure to click on pictures to enlarge them.
Lesson One - Creating the Base of the Spider Coach.
Lesson Two - Creating the Pumpkin Coach.
Lesson Three - Creating the Cushion
Lesson Four - Creating "AVRIL" the Witch.
Lesson Five - Painting and dressing Avril.
Lesson Six - Creating "Alfonso" the Cat.
Lesson Seven - Finishing the "Spider Coach" and all its fun accessories.

You will be using paper clay, modeling paste, needle sculpting face, costuming, dry brushing, antiquing, carving the pumpkin,using metallic s, tufting, and more.

 Go and see more information at


New issue of P.F.A.T.T. is out!!!

New issue of P.F.A.T.T. is out!!!
Come and see all the totally awesome artist art work, 
Grab a cup or glass of your favorite
and just see and enjoy and even drool, The talent is just amazing!!! 
Be sure to check out their  celebration of 14-years of the PFATT Marketplace,
They are giving away 3 pieces of art each month through December.
There is no cost or obligation.
Just click on the P.F.A.T.T. Marketplace Give Away banner  for the details!

Enjoy !!! Sherrie


Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Little Face Tutorial

I in no way claim to create  good faces, But I am trying hard, I just keep practicing as much as I can. In September I will finally have more time to get back to  practicing, practicing, practicing,
 In this tutorial I am using chalk, I find chalk so for giving, allowing for softer faces, Blending is much easier for me.
I light pencil draw the face on. Taking a cotton swab I start with white, filling in the circle of the eye.
 Here I have added my chosen color which is Blue, But do not be afraid of other colors like green, even purple they turn out wonderfully.
Now I have added the pupil .

 Now I am starting my shading around the eye. With a clean cotton swab I used burnt brown chalk lightly started shading.Building is the key. I also start my shadowing at this time for her nose and mouth.

as you can see I have added the dot of white, This dot I did use acrylic white paint, This  gives life, light to the eye,I wanted it to stand out sharply, This is the reason for using  acrylic white paint

Now using real blush to apply to her cheeks
Don't be afraid, I put the blush on more heavily than I normally would, So it would show up on camera, Take a piece of soft cloth and rub/blend the blush in to the doll's face to the point that your happy with the look of the blush. The left side of her face I am showing how blending with the soft cloth is soften and blends the blush.The right side I haven't blended yet.
I used red chalk on her lips with a dot of 
acrylic white paint to give a spark of life.

Try to visualize her dressed and with hair ! Now go out side using Krylon mat spray, Spray her face, I usually use two coats, being sure drying time in between.