Another custom painted papier-mache composition head to accompany one of my Izannah Walker Doll Making Kits ❤
Remember the Izannah Walker Doll Making Kits that I posted for last week’s Third Thursday? This is one of the papier-mache heads that comes with the kit. The custom painting is one of the options you can choose. This particular head is on her way to her new home, where she will be getting her body and wardrobe. ❤
I’m doing something a tiny bit different for this month’s release of new dolls… This month I’m focusing on something for those of you who long to experience the pleasure of creating an Izannah Walker doll yourself ❤ I’ve made up a bunch of my Izannah Walker Doll Making Kits and a few extra papier-mache heads, in case anyone who already has a kit, or my Izannah Walker Dollmaking Class, needs an additional head. Normally I make the kits one at a time, after you place your order, so there is a wait of at least 5 weeks before they ship.
I have four full kits and three extra heads that can ship out on Monday. After those are gone any additional orders will be made to order and won’t ship out for at least 5 weeks. If you want me to paint your papier-mache head it will take at least 2 additional weeks, but may take more because I’m just swamped with orders at the moment, and I have a few surprises in the works too!
You may order and check out below. If it turns out that I’ve already sold the kits and heads I have on hand, I’ll email you and you can decide if you’d like to wait for me to make you a kit/head, or if you’d prefer to cancel your order. If you want to place a kit/head on lay-away email me at email@example.com.
Izannah Walker Doll Making Kit
Have you always wanted to try your hand at making a reproduction Izannah Walker doll? If so, this kit is for you! My kit will enable you to make a faithful representation of an 18 inch antique Izannah Walker doll. This new kit is less challenging than my Izannah Walker Doll Making Class, which teaches you to make Izannah’s traditional pressed cloth heads. Instead, the kit comes with a molded composition head, cast in a mold made directly from Isane, an antique Izannah Walker doll in my collection. Also included in the kit are patterns for the doll’s body, under garments and two dresses plus a 31-page instruction booklet filled with detailed color photographs. This kit is suggested for experienced seamstresses who are also well versed in painting with oils. KITS WILL SHIP FROM MY STUDIO APPROXIMATELY 5 - 9 WEEKS AFTER YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER.
Izannah Walker Doll Making Kit with Painted Head
If you do not feel confident enough to paint the doll’s head yourself, you may commission me to paint it for you. This will require at least an additional two weeks. SHIPS FROM MY STUDIO APPROXIMATELY 7 - 12 WEEKS AFTER YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER.
Additional Molded Composition Heads for use with Izannah Walker Doll Making Kit
Want to make another doll? Buy a second head to use with the patterns and instructions in your kit. If you would also like me to paint the head, at least two more weeks will be required.
Only available to customers who have already purchased the full kit.
WHAT THEY ARE DOING NOW
Thank you for coming to celebrate with us!
Paula, Zanna, Isabeau, Isane, Izzybelle, Ismay, Hannah, & their Providence Cousins
It was quite late last night, when I was writing up the first of this year’s birthday posts, so it totally slipped my mind that I was supposed to put these two items on the “what’s for sale this weekend” post. 🙂 Better late than never!
If you have been dreaming about a special reproduction Izannah Walker doll, I would be very happy to help bring your dreams to life. I am currently booking custom order dolls for July 2016 and beyond. You may call or email with questions about custom orders and to discuss all the details. 860-355-5709 during east coast business hours, or firstname.lastname@example.org anytime.
In November I started selling an Izannah Walker Reproduction Doll Making Kit, in addition to my existing Izannah Walker Doll Making Class and my fully finished reproduction Izannahs with authentic pressed cloth heads. My kit makes it possible for those of you who do not want to sculpt and make your own molds to try your hand at making a reproduction Izannah Walker doll. ❤
Is it just the same & every bit as good as an all cloth reproduction Izannah? No it’s not, but it is easier to make and it does cost less. 🙂 So that makes it a great alternative for some of you! My kit isn’t for beginners. It’s a simpler method of making a reproduction Izannah Walker doll, with an appearance that is faithful to that of the original dolls, but is still a challenging and rewarding project!
If you have already purchased a kit, here is a video with a few additional helpful tips. If you have been thinking about buying a kit the video will give you a good look at what is included, and what your options are. If you just enjoy seeing some of my reproduction Izzys then you will also want to take a peek. And for those of you who’d like to see what my office looks like, the video has you covered too! 🙂
If you have any questions about my kits, classes or dolls please feel free to contact me at 860-355-5709 during east coast business hours or email me anytime at email@example.com.
3/11/15 2nd update – both heads are now sold. Thank you! The sun is being much more cooperative today and providing nice soft light, just perfect for taking photos! Photos have been something of a challenge for me lately, due to the 2+ feet of snow cover outside my door. Not only has it made it impossible to take outdoor photos, but I can’t even open the barn door that I would need to walk through to get to all of my lighting equipment! Yes, I do actually own professional photography gear 🙂 , even if my photos don’t look like I do! – LOL
Sooooooooo, a few minutes ago I took additional photos of the painted heads that I posted yesterday. I wish I could show them to you in person, because they look so much richer and more vibrant when they are right in front of your eyes. They have a very subtle aged paint surface that does not show up well in photographs. Actually the best way to see the paint surface is to go over to my eBay auction and use the zoom feature on the first photo of doll head #2.
HEAD #1 SOLD
Same information as yesterday’s post: If you are interested in purchasing this head please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 860-355-5709 during east coast business hours. The head sells for $375.00 with the full kit or $340.00 if you already own one of my Izannah kits or classes.
HEAD #2 SOLD
I’ve listed this head as Buy It Now on eBay. Click here to view my auction listing. SOLD
If you would like to see more photos of these two composition heads, simply scroll down the page to the previous post.
If you are feeling adventuresome, I have one Izannah Kit, with an unpainted head up for auction on eBay and I also have another kit with an unpainted head in stock and ready to ship immediately that may be ordered through my website.