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Holiday Card Project 2016!

The DeviantArt #HolidayCardProject is back for its 10th year!  With the goal of bringing a bit of holiday cheer to patients in the hospital during the holiday season, the Holiday Card Project connects artists from around the world, applying their tremendous artistic abilities to designing and creating uplifting holiday cards.
In the past few years, this project has received more than 5,000 cards sent in by more than 2,000 deviants from 60 different countries/political regions. Cards are then divvied up and distributed by DeviantArt members to local Los Angeles hospitals, with additional cards given to various hospitals in the U.S. and abroad for DeviantArt volunteers and hospital staff members to hand out to patients.
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Part 10
Here he is my finished ball jointed doll Simon!! I love the way he turned out and I love looking at him. I will post more pictures later.
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Making My 1st Ball Jointed Doll Part 9
I took the doll apart after testing the joints and painted it with five coats of a mixture of modeling paste and gesso tinted with acrylic paint. In between each coat I sanded the pieces with a fine sand paper. After painting I added detail to the face which is called the face-up and then blushed the body with chalk pastels to bring out the details in the sculpt. The final step is to dress him and put on his wig!
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Making My 1st Ball Jointed Doll Part 8
I added a hook to the head and then I was ready to string the doll with elastic for the 1st time to test the dolls ability to stand and sit. It was really exciting to see it all come together.
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Making My 1st Ball Jointed Doll Part 7
Working on leg and arm joints in this part. I created the balls for the ball joint by wrapping clay around wooden balls and beads that were smaller than the size I needed. Once they were dry I cut them open and removed the core then sealed the two halves back together. I sanded and shaved the sockets to fit the balls and drilled holes and slits for the elastic to pass through. I then strung the parts with elastic to test the joint function.
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Making My 1st Ball Jointed Doll Part 6
Development of the face and head. I added and refined the details then put in the eyes, replaced the head cap that I cut off and sealed the head. Once the head was dry I sanded it smooth. 
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Amanda Jean Lopez
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United States
I'm an artist and nerd. All work here is original and copyrighted, if you want to use it in anyway please ask permission.

Current Residence: Bronx, NY
Favourite genre of music: Vocal and standards
Operating System: Windows 7
Favourite cartoon character: Fairly Odd Parents
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The Steampunk World's Fair in Piscataway NJ is this weekend May 17 - 19th and I am super excited. I can't wait to dress up and show off some of my creations. I also love the immersive feel of the event and the incredible amount of inspiration I get from seeing the work of others. I have a couple of new pieces that I've made for the event and I will be posting them soon along with photos from the world's fair. If any other deviants are going please comment below. Thanks to all as always for the comments and inspiration I get every day here on Deviant.

AJL
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daeien Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016
Happy Birthday! :D (Big Grin) Party Have your cake and eat it too Party :D (Big Grin)
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daeien Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
Happy Birthday! :D :party: :cake: :party: :D
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daeien Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
^_^
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ajldesign Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much!! I really appreciate it!! :D
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daeien Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Happy Birthday! :D :party: :cake: :party: :D
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