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Thursday, July 18, 2013

PIXIE ART DOLL WITH SCARLET TANAGER

Pixie Fairy Art Doll by Bethann Scott
This is my design which has taken several weeks to accomplish. Her bodice and skirt are made using wool which are both lined. The brown jacket and pantalets are made using wool. She has little green slippers and a green pixie hat.




Thursday, July 11, 2013

DESIGNING IS HARD WORK

I've been working on a new doll for weeks now. Designing is hard work. I wanted to make a seated doll that could sit alone without help. Not satisfied with the body yet, but with practice comes perfection.The torsos and arms are piling up and I've been experimenting with different fabrics. Not all cottons react the same either!
 I changed darts to see how the torso would react. Just changing a dart makes a big difference.


Since I was in the experimenting mood, I tried something new with the painting process. I painted the entire body a flesh color using textile paint and Liquitex Fabric Medium. I don't paint the cloth fabric unless it is for gloves or shoes. But this time I painted the entire body and head with a flesh base color. I had no idea how the color pencils would take on the face. I barely touched the doll and there was color! I think it was a little harder to control.