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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

MANTECA QUILT AND DOLL SHOW 2014

My Scarlet Tanager Pixie Art Doll will be displayed at the 2014 Manteca Quilt and Doll Show on March 1st - March 2nd in Manteca California. How exciting! My first doll show.
Scarlet Tanager Pixie Doll by Bethann Scott
The doll requirements were for an all cloth doll. Some of the accessories could be clay....but there is no clay on this doll....just a little wrapped wire for the pixie hat. 

Friday, February 21, 2014

FLAT BRAT FINISHED???



 
Funny how the background color can change the appearance of the doll. Not sure which one I like better. The white background seems to soften the face a bit...plus I redid the photo shoot during daylight.

I changed my mind on the floral print fabric and went with a copper brown dupioni silk for her skirt. I used silk for the sleeves. Her hat is a little wooden lid that I painted, added a bead and secured with a vintage glass hair pin. It's kind of a quirky, whimsy style....something new for me.



 Her little handbag is a wicker basket lid embellished with a rosette. Her shoes are painted, embellished with cord and brown rosettes.


Monday, February 17, 2014

CHOOSING THE FABRIC

Last night I wired and wrapped her arms and now I'm choosing fabrics. I like the warm autumn colors with flowers
 Before padding the arms

Saturday, February 15, 2014

PAINTING HAS BEGUN

 



                                               
The photo above shows her after sanding to achieve a smooth surface. I don't have a dremel sanding tool (yet) and sanded the old fashioned way using fine grade sand paper. This is one of those tasks that I don't enjoy. It seems the sanding will never end not to speak of the mess it makes. I usually do all my sanding outside....but not in this frigid cold.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

BUSY SCULPTING HANDS AND LEGS

   I'm still sculpting. I hope to finish the hands today. I began the legs and high heel shoes. It takes several steps to accomplish the finished result. I wired the legs longer than needed. I wanted to make sure I had extra length with no regrets when adding the legs to the body. Today will be a busy day finishing the hands, sculpting the legs, sanding, sanding, sanding.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

SCULPTING THE HEAD

Using Creative Paper Clay, the class was given step by step instructions to sculpt the dolls features by a process of building the clay. After a few days of adding bits of clay here and there, I waited for the clay to dry and hoping for a face that resembles the doll we are working on.

Flat Brat Ankie Daanen Class Work In Progress by Bethann Scott

Sunday, February 2, 2014

SCULPTING HAS BEGUN

~Jacket Sculpting~
Sculpting WIP using Creative Paper Clay by Bethann Scott
 I'm busy sculpting the dolls jacket vest. The class instructor, Ankie Daanen, answers each students questions. It's such a pleasure to have the famous doll maker to help solve any problems a student may encounter during the class. The method for sculpting this doll is so different.