Sunday, June 28, 2009
Mixed Media Monday - Playful Dolls
What fun I've had this week, with Diana's challenge on Mixed Media Monday - "playful dolls". I have been admiring the art dolls I have seen in books and around the place that have been altered to look like porcelain dolls. This was my perfect opportunity to have a play! I pulled all of the hair out of a plastic doll (drastic, I know) and re-painted the head and arms and glazed them to make them look like porcelain. The bodies of the dolls I admired were made with wooden bobbins but I had to improvise so I made my body with a cardboard tube wrapped with wadding to give it some shape. The base was made using a child's board book, covered with paper and braid. Then I had fun with the clothing, using lace, silk, hand painted lace, cheesecloth dyed with coffee, etc. I gave her lovely little feather wings which were distressed to add to the vintage look. She stands about 10 inches tall - and now I think she needs a little friend or two.