Thursday, June 26, 2008

Enkai Nou

She is complete! This mermaid doll was a class offered on the Doll Street dreamer website. The teacher was Angela Jarecki. It was a fantastic class. Directions were easy to understand and the interaction with Angela was excellent.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Pirate Pics


Captain Jack and his wench are finally done. They were a lot of work, but so much fun. They are about sixteen inches tall and partially wired. The body patterns are by Mary Tressler. Their clothing and accessories are recycled items, used clothing and junk jewelry. The swords are letter openers I purchased on Ebay. I've taken picture and I will summit them for entry into the exhibit tomorrow. Keeping my fingers crossed!!

Friday, June 6, 2008

This is my first doll I've made with a Patti Culea pattern. It was in her newest book, Beading the Cloth Doll. It definitely was a challenge for me. I can't tell you how many heads I made!! But I learned sooooo much in the process. I used many different techniques on the doll and the fabric for her clothing that were new to me. It was Patti's books that inspired me to get back into dollmaking. Thanks, Patti!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

I worked on my collage this morning. This is the first time I worked with pastels to shade the face and I wasn't exactly sure what I was doing! It seems a little flat to me. Guess I look at it for awhile to see if I can determine what it needs. I'm thinking some more green color. Stencil it on maybe!?! But, it's done for today!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

This was originally suppose to be a primitive mermaid from Frowning Francis. I got a little ahead of myself and couldn't undo what I had done so I had to improvise. I used Mod Podge and covered her body with scrapbook paper. I did some rubber stamping and some outlining with a gold leaf pen. I painted her torso and face with a transparent gold acrylic paint. I then added fibers and shells for some added texture. I gave her to a friend and she now sits proudly above her hot tub!

This is my first attempt at a collage. I am taking Linda Misa online class. It's been fun and I have learned a lot. I was not happy with the face so I painted over it. Try again later. I also need to stencil and stamp on it to give it more depth. My granddaughter likes mermaids so I think it might find a home in her bedroom!