Saturday, April 11, 2009

the unveil...

First, let me say thank you to all my blog buddies for your kind thoughts and condolences regarding Vikki's beautiful Tiffany. She was a very special little girl....Vikki will be at loose ends for some time coming to grips with it... as she mentioned also in the comments of last day's post..











It was a week when not much was accomplished...but... I did finally complete my little silver haired doll.... as yet un-named... although I am leaning towards Peri......











She began like this.... and progressed...

her face is paperclay over cloth... inspired by Bonnie Lee Fontaine's latest dolls on her blog..
After adding more paperclay and getting the features I finally was trying for, I sanded and and smoothed...then painted with acrylic paints.... and added some watercolour pencil work to add extra depth to the eyes...

























I fiddled around with sleeves...but, just couldn't come up with anything I liked. At a suggestion from Richy, my bear making friend... I pieced together a lining fabric and a skirt material...... which is what he suggested next time for a circle skirt if I don't want to be plagued with how to hem it. I made a long rectangular tube...turned it and..voila... sleeves became a shrug instead.















Her blouse is strips of ribbon...















..her little belt is three layers of fabric... the light blue twisted and also has a thin black thread wrapped around at each twist opening lies on a layer of deep burgundy tulle, which is on top of a strip of the same gauze ribbon that is in her hair and from which the little flower is made. I tried all sorts of colours alone and nothing looked right...so just kept experimenting.... it makes a great break at the middle and adds a lot of visual interest.. well, I think it does anyway. Much better than a single colour or a flat piece of fabric.














her shoes, if you remember are made from Apoxy Sculpt ... sculpted directly onto cloth feet. I checked out glam flats from Jimmy Choo and others...and hey... these rival the haute couture guys... as a matter of fact I like the finishing at the edges better on mine...hahaha... ooooh...I am cheeky. That is a length of thin yarn glued onto the edge of the shoes. My jewels are square sequins glued on in an overlaping circle...with a bit of fluffy matching yarn in the center. Maybe next time I won't bother giving my shoes quite the deep creases... make them look fresh out of the box.














11 comments:

Sue said...

She is very pretty! Thank you for explaining how you did her costume. Using the ribbon for the bodice was a brilliant idea!

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Absolutely brilliant! What fantastic detail, and she is so pretty too! Congrats!

Dolores said...

Ohhhh, she is so pretty and I do believe she would suit the name Peri.

Jennifer Rose said...

she is very pretty :D love her hair and the colours you have used

Folksie Linda said...

Hi Vee, Your creations are amazing right down to those darling little shoes! Popped over to wish you and your family a most wonderful Easter! Always thinking of you.

Daisy said...

She came out really beautiful and magical-looking!

Linda Fleming said...

Vee, she is gorgeous! I love everything about her. Her costume is beautiful and the shoes are perfect. Great work!

TattingChic said...

She's a beauty!! Love every lovely detail from the top of her silvery head to the tips of her "haute couture" toes! Gorgeous work! :)

Judi W. said...

She is really beautiful - and I love the way she is posed. Lovely, lovely doll.

Draffin Bears said...

Tres chic Vee.
Your new doll is so pretty and I love her outfit and shoes.
You must be really happy with her.
Great work.

Hugs
Carolyn

Kerry said...

Very lovely Vee!! I love her everything!