Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Jane Austen revisited

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

Steampunk doll

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

True Grit doll - Mattie Ross

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.