I actually have a new baby to share and have two more dolls to dress. This little one looks so peaceful sleeping in her bed. I still need to make a blanket for Baby Sasha. The other Baby(Candace) I made about a year ago. She is dressed in the long Matinee Coat and looks just as peaceful! You can't see too well but she has small gold earrings too. Ahhh...makes me want to take a nap!!
Sunday, September 19, 2010
I finally have all of my swap items made and am in the process of wrapping them! I am sooooo happy to be done with this. LOL.......I have paper burn out. I really enjoyed making these though and will be making some more items from paper. I had a couple of really great ideas come into my head while I made these of what else I can make with the enameled look. I love when that happens!! Once that creative door in our minds is opened all kinds of great ideas start flowing in! Anyway, I thought you might enjoy seeing what I have done. Which color do you like best? I really love the blue and the white with red accents. The secret to getting the great "enameled look" is using clear fingernail polish. Add several coats to stiffen the paper! I used two coats first to seal the paper and then painted it with acrylic paint. Then a couple of more coats of the fingernail polish. I then added some sweet fingernail art stickers and two more coats of polish after that. After it is comletely dry add the finishing touch with the black paint to have a few chips! When you do the last step it really is amazing how much these look like enameled pieces.
Friday, September 17, 2010
A couple of years ago one of the members of the MSAT doll group asked for donations for a Halloween display that was going into a small Museum in Michigan. I decided to challenge myself and signed up. The results were Beatrice the Bee. She is the only costumed doll that I have done and I really loved how she turned out! I have hand sculpted her Trick-or-treat pumpkin too which is full of candy. I made a small cat lollipop for her to hold. She is 3 1/2" tall and looks wired from candy already and looking for more!......LOL