Thursday, February 25, 2010

Photo a Week

Finally..... here she is.  I originally was hoping to have her done for Valentine's Day... to post her on the Cloth and Clay doll site.... but... she missed her date.  So...I did away with any idea of making her too, too Valentine-y.  Then, she was also late for her date on Monday as Photo of the Week.... a gal with a mind of her own I guess.

I think I will name her Tina... short for Valentina ....



















Her face is paperclay over cloth.... painted with acrylics.   Her "ruffle" was the excess I cut off after attaching the waist band to her skirt.  Not that I am short of a stash of fabric to use...but, it just popped into my head to use it as soon as it dropped to the floor after cutting it off.   I added a bit of trim to cover the white stitching line.  I always find it strange how ideas just happen....  .. 














Paperclay on bodice painted... arms are just fabric gessoed and painted...  the trim is some selvedge from a lovely piece of burgundy velvet.   I didn't have any ribbon or trim that I liked and then I spied this bit of lovely...it's perfect to my eye.... love the three little copper threads running through it....

Here....a little experiment in how the search for a background fabric is so important to the photo..  ...


























The fabric for her skirt was so snowy white that I dipped it in weak tea to tone it down ever so slightly....



















These dollies are such fun to do ... it could be addictive, because unlike most of my other projects... they really could be done in a week... and just to have fun playing with colours and making up little costumes is great.

Here they are ... the two little friends....















14 comments:

frayedattheedge said...

Fabulous ... I am so tempted to have a try .... but I have so many things 'in progress' just now!

Terra said...

Tina is so graceful and perhaps she has a romantic personality. The ruffle is a nice touch,
Terra

Serena said...

She is gorgeous! I love how you painted her face and that neckline ruffle was a perfect touch. Nice work, Vee!

Maria said...

This Tina chick is so cool. You did a magnificent job with her ... perfect!
And for the next doll ... can´t wait to see your next creating ... I´m addicted!!!!
Stay well and big hugs.

Dolores said...

Oh, she is sooo pretty.

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

She looks like a high class dame!

Abi said...

Wonderful Vee - I'm loving this style - you do it so well (mind, you, what don't you do well?!!!)

Kerry said...

She turned out wonderfully, really, really lovely, I like this style also.

Jennifer Rose said...

very nice :) she has a bit of a spanish look to her, almost like she is off to tango :)

Shashi Nayagam said...

Wow Vee i love her. She is a darling. You did a wonderful job. I hope to get one done once I return from India.

Linda said...

Your dolls are beautiful!!!
Both very individual but special in their own way.
XX

MaryO said...

What a cutie! Both dolls have great personality, Vee. I love them!

gunknitter said...

Your Valentina is so wonderful !! I have to look at her for a long time. You have done some brilliant work again,Vee !! You must be a proud dollmaker ! I love these two friends !

Deirdra Doan said...

Yes she seems to have thinned down a bit...cute! But I don't think from looking at your tea and Scones blog that she has been eating many.

My friend when for the day up to Canada and saw the girls hockey...wow what an event...now I know what your snowman is from her account.