Friday, July 3, 2015

Making Progress on Jacob, My Izannah Walker Boy Doll

I received my stockinette from Gail Wilson yesterday so today I applied a covering to Jacob. He now has two coats of gesso and artist acrylics and rubbed to a beautiful sheen. I haven't made up my mind yet if I am going to "antique" him because I like him just the way he is but I also like an antique look. I will think about it for a while. More pictures to come as I progress.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Izannah Boy Doll Day1

I have the first coat of papier mache on Jacob and have ordered some knitted cloth for an overlay.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Welcome Victoria!

In all the years that I have been making dolls, Izannah Walker style dolls are certainly my favorite. With well over a hundred doll artists creating dolls in her likeness, myself included, there is much diversity in the style and creation of these reproductions. We all have our own creative style, each with the goal of capturing the charm we all love that Izannah Walker dolls have.  I have had the opportunity to purchase reproductions from many very talented artists which have helped me study and learn the techniques in making reproductions. I can honestly say that my creative efforts can't hold a candle to most but then again, my prices reflect that. I recently purchased an Izannah Walker doll made by Judie Tasch as a companion doll to my doll made by Sheri Lutz. They are both shoulder head dolls made of pressed cloth. Although they were created by two different artists, the Izannah Walker charm is evident in both.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Shoes Fit!

I was a little hesitant to purchase a pair of shoes for my papier mache doll but now I am glad I took the chance as they fit perfectly and more importantly, she likes them! I really like the two tone as well.


Sunday, June 7, 2015

Another go at it!

I repainted my papier mache doll (again) and like the results much better. I think she looks more like the original paint pictured of the similar antique doll. I know I won't get a "perfect" look but at least I tried and I think she looks better than when I found her at least. I did leave a lot of scuffs to her hair to keep the antique look. She now has definition to her eyes and I really like her coloring. I have purchased some German made black and brown two tone shoes and made her some stockings from knit fabric. It is fun to work with a new "old" doll!