Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Her Accoutrements

I have finished her hat, lorgnettes and fan.  She also now fas hair.  As I was getting ready to set har in the base, I realizes I had to redrillthe holes since she is not going to be holding a walking stick or parasol.  Grrrrr!  I already finished the base so had to fill holes with putty and repaint.  Don't you love waiting for paint to dry?  And this finish requires 5 separate layers- base coat, crackle medium,top color coat, clear crackle finish for more texture, and a finishing clear varnish.  So, here are some pics of her accoutrements.  First pic is all three.  Her fan is brass filigree discs cut spare and reassembled with a gear handle, her lorgnettes are gears wired together though I think I will make the handle shorter and add a chain for her wrist.  The hat started as a black felt bowler.  First I made it to match the lace but decided it needed to be dark like fer corset.  Another lesson in watching paint dry!  Then I had the feathers and clock attached but forget the wire springs!  But she will be done TODAY!

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