Thursday, June 15, 2017

Wonderland Remembered

I finally finished the doll I started while teaching.  I added a top hat, rabbit, a white rose partially painted red and of course the caterpillar!  I also rearranged the leaves a bit and added a wooden base to make room for the caterpillar.

I need to thank my former college roommate Chrissy for helping name her.  I think the name fits.

I also finished the new version of the Red Queen -"I told you Red Roses!"  The little card person under her foot was suggested by my friend Diane.  I thought it was a bit sadistic and was going to put a white rose but there it is!  This is the same doll as ZombiElla but different post and a few changes to the costume - no peplum on the corset.  Embroidered curtain sheer for her over skirt and blouse.  Her underskirt was a lovely red slinky dress I made about 30 years ago that I have finally realized I will NEVER fit into again!  I was going to teach this out in Albuquerque at the Enchanted Doll Conference in July but unfortunately the conference was canceled.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Completed Fairy Book

Back Cover
Front Cover

Spring Pages

Summer Pages

Autumn Pages

Winter Pages

Paper bead and Pearl Binding

Forgot to post the finished book!

Projects in process

I started this doll as a class sample to shoe how I combined the vintage linens and also demo the cloth over clay over cloth head.  It appears since she is dressed in blue she must be Alice. I built her a chair from a plastic jar of sorts.  Covered it in some scraps from one of my tree dolls and added a branch from my yard.  Leaves are sheer fabrics and others cut from a plastic odd bottle and embossed.  She still needs a rabbit, a top hat and maybe a caterpillar.

I also started another cloth book.  I sketched out the pages a few days ago after I finished the Fairy Book.  The subject of this book will be the Sun and will actually contain words I think.  Today I created the pages using a vintage cotton percale pillow case and gelatos.  They colors are wonderful and they are drying with interesting textures.  I like that I can go back and add spritches of water and the color will move again.  Wanted to simulate the sky at different times of the day. Here are the pages.  I made some extra because I do that!