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Friday, July 2, 2010

Kimono Doll and Cernit

After two unproductive and lethargic weeks, I finally decided to put my hands on a couple of craft projects again. 

I placed an express order for some flesh tone Cernit clay and sculpted this long-haired doll in kimono. Strictly speaking, she is not a genuine kimono doll because her kimono is simply a robe that may have a remote resemblance to an unlined one.  I'll settle for the style of simplicity for now.;-)

Originally, I planned to make a petite doll of the orient to complement the lovely chair I got as a giveaway gift from Bear Cabin Minatures. As a result of miscalculation and my fledgling skill as a miniaturist, the doll turns out to be close to 6" tall.  She looks humongous to stand next to the chair, let alone sitting on it. Oops!

Currently, I have a language exchange partner in Japan.  Yes, I'm learning Japanese! I took the opportunity to get her comments on the doll.  She asked if this is a female. Being quite honest and forthcoming, she said her facial features are feminine, her figure looks like a male.  LOL! Anyway, I've just listed both the doll and the kitty cat on eBay.

Cernit clay is a challenge to me because it is very sensitive to heat from my hand or fingers. Once baked, the skin tone looks more translucent than even Prosculpt.  I love it despite the difficulty of handling.  Certainly, I'll experiment more with it later.


  1. Just a note to let you know I have been here enjoying a catch up :-) I love Japanese costume etc always so beautiful :-)

  2. Hacer personajes es muy dificil. Las manos estan muy bien, con la práctica irás mejorando. ¡Felicidades por tu reto! Besos Clara

  3. Your miniatures are so great I have become one of your followers. I also make miniatures. Please visit my blog.

  4. Thanks, she's lovely. It is so hard to find asian style items in the U.S.

    prams and other miniature items at my emporium