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?
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