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7th Day of Christmas! This is What’s on Sale!

It’s the 7th Day of Christmas and this is what’s on sale:

Today’s featured item is my “In-Depth Modern Doll Blue and Brown Eye China Paint Kit by Land of Oz Dolls! The kit includes eleven colors of dry china paints, all the colors needed to paint both blue and brown eyes. Included is the paints to completely finish painting a modern doll. 

19" April by Connie Zink

19″ “April” with Blue Eyes by Connie Zink

19" "April" with Blue Eyes by Connie Zink

19″ “April” with Blue Eyes by Connie Zink

 

China Paint Colors in the Kit: Darkest Blue, Blue-Grey, Pale Blue, Aqua Green, German Dark Brow, Innocent Pink, French Lip, Rose Sugar, Pupil Black, German Dark Hair, and Dark Coffee Bean. 

Regular Price is $74.00 on sale through December 20th for $65.00. To order please email me at landofozdolls@mchsi.com or phone 815-565-0024. 

Don’t forget the “April” Eye Painting CD Workbook is currently on sale for $35.00 through December 20th. I also have a Modern Doll Eye painting Brush Kit available. Painting these beautiful eyes is a challenge but oh so rewarding. I love watching them come together over multiple firings. 

Modern Eye Painting Brush Kit

 

Until tomorrow, have a great dolly day! 

Dolly Hugs, Connie Zink

6th Day Of Christmas Sales! This Is What’s On Sale!

Welcome to my 6th Day of Christmas Sales! Today I am offering my CD Workbooks at a reduced price from now until December 20th, 2018. Learn to paint beautiful antique reproduction and modern painted eye dolls with the help of my complete step by step photos and written instructions. 

CD Workbook Set by Connie Zink

CD Workbook Set by Connie Zink

I currently have three different CD Workbooks available. I have “Creating the Perfect Bru”, “Creating a Tete Jumeau”, and “April” In-Depth Eye Painting (Blue Eyes). The set of three is regularly priced at $100.00 for the set. It will be on sale until December 20th for $90.00. I will also be selling them individually right now for $35.00 each. Regular sale price here on my website is $45.00 each.

Here is a description of the Bru and Jumeau CD Workbooks:

If you have a difficult time making it to seminars, let the seminars come to your studio and guide you through the steps of pouring, eye-cutting, soft-fire greenware cleaning, and china painting your Bru or Jumeau. I will guide you with step by step photos through the entire process of creating a beautiful heirloom antique reproduction doll. The Bru CD Workbook has been written for the 30″ CDW 201 Bru 14 and the 28″ VL 7 Bru 13. The Jumeau is using the Tete Jumeau as an example. The CD Workbooks are step by step comprehensive photos and directions put on CD. They cover the complete process from eye-cutting thru soft-fire greenware cleaning, and all the china paint firings. The CD Workbook requires a pdf reader on your computer to open it. (This is not a video) You may study and paint from the clear concise photos on your computer or print off the workbook for a hard copy. Please realize the clearest photos will be on your computer.

Here is the description for the “April” Blue Eye CD Workbook: 

If you have a difficult time making it to seminars, let the seminars come to your studio and guide you through the steps of pouring, soft-fire greenware cleaning, and china painting your April. I will guide you with step by step photos through the entire process of creating a beautiful heirloom modern painted eye doll. This CD Workbook has been written for the 19″ April doll from Expressions. I will be doing blue eyes on this doll. This CD Workbook is 110 full-color pages of step by step comprehensive photos and directions put on CD, of the complete process from pouring the head mold, soft-fire greenware cleaning, loading the bisque fire kiln, thru all the china paint firings and doll stringing assembly. The CD Workbook requires a pdf reader on your computer to open it (This is not a video). You may study and paint from the clear concise photos on your computer or print off the workbook for a 110 page hard copy. Please realize the clearest photos will be on your computer.

I am now also offering online classes that use the CD Workbooks as an aid in the “live” classes. New sessions will be starting in January. After the first of the year I will be publishing more information and a schedule here on my upcoming classes and how they work. It is wonderful to be able to sit in the comfort of your own home and learn porcelain doll-making. 

To receive the special pricing of $90.00 for the set of three or $35.00 each until December 20th you must email me at landofozdolls@mchsi.com or phone 815-565-0024. (Paypal invoice or credit card sales are available). The website will not give you the sale prices. You may also request the CD Workbook’s as a download and have no shipping costs. Shipping will be $8.00 for a small priority flat rate box on any purchase of CD’s shipped whether one, two or all three are purchased together. 

Below are photos of dolls that I painted as samples during the online classes using the CD Workbooks. Give the gift of doll making knowledge to yourself or someone else this Christmas! 

27" Bru 13 by Connie Zink

27″ Bru 13 by Connie Zink

17 Inch Bru Jne 8

17 Inch Bru Jne 8

21" E12J Jumeau by Connie Zink

21″ E12J Jumeau by Connie Zink

A 11 Jumeau

A 11 Jumeau by Connie Zink

19" April by Connie Zink

19″ Blue Eyed “April”

Until tomorrow, have a Great Dolly Day!

Dolly Hugs, Connie Zink

2nd Day of “Twelve Days of Christmas Sales” 19″ “April”

19" April by Connie Zink

It was the 2nd Day of Christmas and this is what’s on sale! This Doll Has Been Sold!

19″”April” by Connie Zink 

19" April by Connie ZinkThis beautiful 19″ April with blue painted eyes is a true work of art. She has an all porcelain body. April was originally sculpted by Dianna Effner and made from a mold available through Expressions. Her exquisite smocked costume was crafted for me by Sue Sharp of the The Sharp Needle. April stands 19″ tall but you need to allow 21″ in height on a shelf to accommodate the bow. She is wearing a yellow print cotton dress with a hand smocked cotton pinafore. She has a cotton slip and underwear along with yellow shoes and cotton stockings. I have been painting and teaching lifelike modern painted eyes for over 15 years. It takes numerous firings to achieve the depth as shown in these painted eyes. From the photos you can see this doll is painted to perfection with a lifelike realistic expression. The regular price on this doll is $550.00. For the Christmas sale she is reduced to $495.00 plus shipping. Sale ends December 20th. I am not including a shopping cart button for this doll as I only have one. Please email me at landofozdolls@mchsi.com or phone 815-565-0024 if you are interested in purchasing her and I can send a Paypal invoice or you can call with credit card info.19" April by Connie Zink19" April by Connie Zink19" April by Connie Zink19" April by Connie Zink19" April by Connie Zink19" April by Connie Zink19" April by Connie Zink19" April by Connie Zink19" April by Connie Zink

Have a great dolly day! See you tomorrow for the “Third Day of Christmas Sales”

Dolly Hugs, Connie Zink

Please contact me if you have any questions!

 

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Clearance Sale In My eBay Store!

Good afternoon all, I wanted to let you all know about some special sales I am having in my eBay Store. I will be discontinuing selling doll supplies in my eBay store, so I started many three day auctions this morning on 12″, 16″ and 8″ French Fashion Doll supplies and other items. When these are gone I will no longer be stocking these items. Please keep checking my eBay store periodically for new clearance items that will be added. I need to make room here in the shop so time to start clearing out the excess stock I have. In the future, I will be concentrating on my finished doll, soft-fired greenware and bisque orders. Here is a link to my store: http://stores.ebay.com/Land-of-Oz-Dolls-by-Connie-Zink 

I also have an auction ending in a few hours on this adorable 8″ K&R 114. I only have one of these so if you are interested please bid now!

8" K&R 114 by Connie Zink

8″ K&R 114 by Connie Zink

8" K&R 114 by Connie Zink

8″ K&R 114 by Connie Zink

Here is a link to the actual auction: http://www.ebay.com/itm/111606137684?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 . There is a little over three hours left on this auction.

Have a great day and watch for more specials from Land of Oz Dolls. It is Spring Cleaning Time!!!!

Dolly Hugs, Connie Zink

 

“Photos of the Day” 18″ April Modern Painted Eye Dolls

Good morning all, the Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 “Photos of the Day” are three of my 18″ “April” modern painted eye dolls. The original sculpture was created by Dianna Effner and the mold sold through Expression’s Dolls. Back in the winter of 2010 I taught an online eye painting class using these three dolls as my samples. “April” has intaglio eyes incised in the mold making her a little easier to learn the placement of the eyes. She is so much fun to paint and has such a sweet expression. All three dolls are wearing wigs from Monique Trading and the costumes were made by Sue Sharp of “The Sharp Needle”. I do have this doll available in soft-fired greenware, blank bisque and as a finished doll by order. She has her own all porcelain body (Portrait Body). I do have the CD Workbooks for Painted Eyes available on my website here.

"April" By Connie Zink

“April” By Connie Zink

"April" By Connie Zink

“April” By Connie Zink

"April" By Connie Zink

“April” By Connie Zink

 

Have a great dolly Wednesday!

Dolly Hugs, Connie Zink

“10 Inch Little Lou” “Photo of the Day” September 2nd, 2014

Good morning all, my “Photo of the Day” for September 2nd, is one of my favorite modern dolls. I mainly do antique reproductions but every once in awhile I will get to do a modern doll with painted eyes. “Little Lou” was originally sculpted by Diana Effner and the molds produced from Expressions Dolls. “Little Lou” stands 10″ tall on her own little all-porcelain body. She has very expressively painted blue eyes. She is wearing a costume that was made by Clara Pelfrey. “Little Lou would be available in soft-fired greenware, blank bisque or also as a painted doll. This little beauty is no longer available for sale as she has been sold, however I do take orders for finished “Little Lou’s”. My CD Workbook on Modern Eye-Painting is also available here on the website.

10 Inch "Little Lou"

10 Inch “Little Lou”

I hope you enjoyed this photo of “Little Lou”, until next time, have a great dolly day!

Dolly Hugs, Connie Zink

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