April 24, 2010

Winging It!

Oh how I love to make dolls!  I generally create these little girls after I complete a quilt.  This allows me  use left over scraps of fabric and clears my mind giving me a chance to think about my next big undertaking.

I tried something new (to me) this time.  After needle sculpting the head, it was covered with paper clay.  Once dry, the head was painted.  Some of the dimension was lost.  I don't know if I would do it that way again.  I need more practice with this technique.

The bodice is made of painted Ludtradur enhanced with flowery trim.   Scraps from a long forgotten project made up the skirt.  It was necessary to make a slip too since the skirt fabric was so sheer - showing the dolls hips - oh no!!  The arms were attached after the bodice and skirt were sewn into place. 

She was pretty, but something was missing... Using Photoshop Elements 8.0, I created wings combining my drawing of wings and scanned flowers from a gardening book, printed on watercolor paper then enhanced with Liquitex interference red acrylic paint and gold ink.

The crown is made of heavy paper again enhanced with flowery trim and crystals - ooh la la!!  Her magic wand is a painted wood coffee stirrer, paper star and crystals.

I think the addition of wings was just what she needed.  What do you think?

Thank you for visiting my Pink Saturday blog entry!


Riet said...

What a lovely pink angel.
Happy pink saturday'
Riet, The Netherlands

Sherry from Alabama said...

Lovely! You are such an artist! I especially love the feet and red toenails. Happy PS!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Nancy said...

Yes, I agree, just the finishing touch. I love seeing doll creations. Happy Pink Saturday!

Desiree said...

This is just wonderful, so glad I found your blog!

Fabulously french said...

She would look perfect with the addition of wings.

Happy Pink Saturday,


Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Your dolls is amazing! Love it!

~ Gabriela ~

Mary E. McBride said...

I recently made my first doll (well, official doll) with Kathy Briggs and loved doing it. Mine wears stilletto heels but I do love the bare feet! Hummm bear feet would be fun too!

Madeline's Memory said...

Yes, the angel wings make her complete. She is so pretty. I just adore angels...
Enjoy, Dana

Maggie said...

She really cute! i like the wings!

Happy Pink Saturday!

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Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

The wings do make her, though she is very pretty!

Happy PS,

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a darling little doll!

Susie Jefferson said...

This doll is stunning! And I don't think you have lost anything - the character is totally different from needle sculpting and a soft fabric finish - this reminds me of the bisque dolls the French used to produce in the 19thC and to be honest, I prefer it! I think you should definitely investigate this avenue. I love love love it - not quite folksy/naive, and not quite traditional, but something completely new.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Anonymous said...

A fairy . . . an angel? Still just as sweet!

It always amazes me to see people that are so crafty and have the talent to create :-)

Belated Happy PS!

CC said...

Oooo,she's lovely. You did a wonderful job..I just love her. She looks like the older dolls in museums..I think both she and her clothes are just wonderful.. Happy Pinks,,

reimaginedtreasures.blogspot.com said...

I LOVE this angel doll and quite agree that the wings were the perfect frosting on the cake! I loved seeing how you did the process of making her. So interesting; it's so different from my medium, and really inpiring! I followed your blog...can't wait to see more! Kathi

anna @ frosted petunias said...

She is just BEAUTIFUL! The wings, the crown, the pink dress and red toe nails...love it!! The more I see all these wonderful dolls the more I want to try to make one one day. Thanks for stopping by.Happy belated Pink Saturday!

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Teena said...

This doll is so very special and impressive, you are a true artist. Simply lovely, thankyou for sharing! :)