Every year I plan a play date for friends in my studio. Since they are not artists per se, it's important for me to come up with an idea that can be accomplished in a couple of hours with a minimum of sewing, painting, etc. - so my friends are relaxed and have fun.
"Time Flies" art doll
"Burnt Edges" texture added to photo - courtesy of Kim Klassen
simple materials I have on hand - carpenter rules, small wood disc, small rectangular piece of wood, cardboard. Rules cut to size for neck and legs; holes drilled to attach to wood
assorted crowns and faces which I may use to embellish doll - as it turns out, I only used one crown - made out of Crayola Model Magic - not thrilled with this substance - will use polymer clay instead
painted, stamped "head;" slipcover wood form
add buttons and stitch around form
Now that I've made a sample, I know what works and the steps to make this small doll. Let the fun begin!