October 28, 2011

What's in a name...

You may remember a while back I experimented with mashed potatoes as a resist for acrylic paint on fabric.  It is a relatively small piece of fabric.  I liked the colors and decided to make doll out of it.

created fabric

A pattern drawn to allow insertion of a 3/8" wooden dowel as armature for body.  Head made out of a styrofoam egg, covered with masking tape and then applied paper clay.  Arms made of created fabric, hands made of t-shirt fabric.  Face painted with acrylic paints.  Legs are vintage loom dowels painted, inserted into scrap wood and embellished; feet vintage castors adhered with E6000.  The doll breasts made of bottle caps; hair is painted cheesecloth.


I like to name my dolls, but haven't come up with an appropriate one for her.  I'd love your suggestions.

Visit Pink Saturday for more inspiration!

9 comments:

hannah said...

All packed and ready to go?
Have a great time.
[How about Mrs. Potatohead?]
I love the way you created the face.

Cindy said...

You are sooooo creative! HPS!

Stephanie Suzanne ♥ Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Pat,

She's fabulous! I'm thinking on the name. I know its got to have something to do with her caster feet.

Fill your day with PiNk Sparkly faerie dust!

Hugs and Love,
Steph ♥

Susie Jefferson said...

Fabulous! But you're right... a name is really hard. Mrs Capp (re the bottlecaps?) Happy Halloween and Happy Pink Saturday!

Sarah said...

You've always got something one-of-a-kind to show off! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
Sarah

Maggie said...

She has a lovely face, such soulful eyes.
She looks like an Arabella to me!

chubskulit said...

Simply beautiful!

Pink Fairy

Tricia said...

This is such a cool use for your fabric! Love the fall colors and the legs are soooo cool! Great job - don't have much for an idea of a name - but she is truly awesome! Happy Belated Pink Sat.
Blessings,
Tricia

Fun With This and That said...

Very creative .How about Diva Poppy Hines or
Ivi inch or Flashy Franni
Your face is very real
Laura