Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Okay, so i got a little Austen itch and I'm going to make another doll - this time a Pride and Prejudice Elizabeth Bennett doll. Soooo, how do I show it's a Pride and Prejudice doll and not a Persuasion or Lady Susan doll... By printing text from the book on the dress, I figure. I've heard tell that you can print fabric in your inkjet printer. I got the necessary freezer paper and did a test run. Here's the results - much more old newsprint than old book. I haven't given up, mind you - but I'm going to try to do ruffled strips of print rather than big blocks of it.
More to come!
Monday, February 14, 2011
For my next doll, I went steampunk - as much punk as steam. She has brass chain for arms, brass rods for legs, a steel coupling torso, and marabou hair with a silk dress and sleeves. Her goggles go on her face or up on her forehead. I gave her a hat but took it away again - it took away from her hair. She's available on Etsy (see link on side of page)
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Love me some Coen brothers, especially True Grit. Mattie Ross is my favorite character of the year, so I made me a doll. I made a hat block out of paperclay before I shaped the hat, and I found a replica of the Navy Colt revolver she uses in the film.