So after working on the little angel for another 4 hours (9 hours in total so far, plus drying time) I thought I'd be brave and show her off.
I didn't realise that these Art Dolls were so time intensive-it's no wonder they are so expensive when you see them for sale.
I loved making her though, I definatly want to make some more when the time allows.
Here's how she came to life...
After doing all the steps that I went through on my previous post, I went on to collage her dress. I decided to use the Christmas stamps, I thought the 'patchwork' look would be cute for the dress.
This is the back view.
TOP TIP - if you are going to try this with stamps, crumple them up several times first to soften them, this allows them to stick around curves etc.
( I only realised this after I'd struggled with a few)
This was my first face attempt...
I wasn't happy so I gessoed over and tried again.
if you look in the left corner of the photo you can see that I went on to stamp the face instead.
It was ok but my conscience told me that I should trust my own abilities and try again.
So my third attempt involved me drawing the face onto tissue paper first, then sticking this onto the dolls face - that is after I used the gesso AGAIN.
Looking at it now, I'm not even sure that this is the best one but it's done now.
here she is with the colour added, I used watercolour paint and a little pen for detail.
I made the hair by scrunching up scraps of the silk paper (the one I keep mentioning a lot) and loosely glued onto the head before adding a little glitter.
She does have legs, but still no feet, I'm going to get round to that later today.
This gives you an idea of her size - cute size.
this is the little 'quote' that I stuck to her dress.
I cut up the words from one of my old vogue magazines.
So apart from her feet...
Oh, and a little stand, she's done.
Now I am officially addicted to making Art Dolls.
See look, I started another...
Elf or Santa?
What's it to be?