Thursday, September 03, 2009

Little Red and Wulfie


This is how far along I am on Little Red right now. I've given this cloth two coats of gesso with a sanding in between. The cloth wasn't perfectly smooth to begin with so I didn't feel I needed another coat of gesso.
Her hair is Napa Red which I rather like.
SuzieBlu and Mara's doll had black hair. Mara mixed paint to get a softer more real looking black then what comes out of the tube.
I mention that because if you have never done something like this before I highly recommend taking the class. The videos are clear and the voice overs easy to understand. Mara talks about how to stuff, sew, mix your paint for hair and skin colors.
There is also helpful information on how to take the nearly finished doll and make her into a shabby, old, wonderfully loved doll.
I've painted her shirt black because I want to write her story on the shirt in gel pen.
Her boots with have stitched red laces. She will have dry brushed striped tights, of course, a hood and cape and actual strands of hair hanging down.
I still have to create the "nose" effect by sewing between the corners of the eyes. Mara shows you how to do this and get the right effect on the videos.
I'm really pleased with how she looks so far. :)Bea

8 comments:

  1. Very interesting. Have never seen this technique before and will look forward to see the progression.

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  2. Yvonne, take a look at the link I posted and you will see what the finished doll is supposed to look like. :)Bea

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  3. Aha, now I understand. I looked at that site. How interesting. Yours looks so good already.

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  4. OOO, Napa Red looks great to me and I love the name of the color. Great job, Bea! Keep us posted on her/your progress. LOL!!
    Linda

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  5. I am, Bea, as always, in awe of you.
    Napa red is one of my favorites. It is so wonderful of you to show art in progress...I wish I could remember to do that.
    I love the way you say, "She's gonna be great" I always try to convince people here at home that very same thing. And it's always true. :0

    Love you, Lisa

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  6. I am, Bea, as always, in awe of you.
    Napa red is one of my favorites. It is so wonderful of you to show art in progress...I wish I could remember to do that.
    I love the way you say, "She's gonna be great" I always try to convince people here at home that very same thing. And it's always true. :0

    Love you, Lisa

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  7. I am, Bea, as always, in awe of you.
    Napa red is one of my favorites. It is so wonderful of you to show art in progress...I wish I could remember to do that.
    I love the way you say, "She's gonna be great" I always try to convince people here at home that very same thing. And it's always true. :0

    Love you, Lisa

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  8. Wow, Lisa, you really are in awe of me. lolololsnort Or your computer had a big hickup or maybe mine. lololol
    I love working on this doll. It makes me feel like I'm in third grade again. I love her little boots. I can't wait to add the white paint and red laces. :)Bea

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