From time to time I like to challenge myself by creating new ways to use my favorite fabric embellishing techniques. For this project I chose to make an art doll which is something a little out of the ordinary for me.
I chose not to draw or paint a face mainly because I’m not all that good at drawing faces. Instead I found a black and white clipart image of a woman’s face. I really liked her facial expression – very serene with just a touch of sassiness. So I photoshopped out everything except the main features of her face …
… and then printed the face onto a piece of muslin.
I then cut out the body shape of the doll which is very basic because she’s really just going to be used to show off her beautiful embellished clothes.
Then I sewed her, stuffed her, and added arms and legs. Yikes, she looks like ET in a Halloween mask.
Ahh there, she just needed some hair which is made from some beautiful decorative yarn. She’s looking much better now. I like her wild reddish hair but I’m not sure what sort of a “do” I’ll give her yet, so check back in a few days after she’s visited the hairdresser. She should have the beginnings of some clothes by then also.
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