Saturday, March 29, 2014

Papier Mache Greiner Doll Finished!

Today I finished the repaint and assembly of my papier mache Greiner shoulder head. She is now 25" tall with a complete repaint and antique finish. Her body is cloth with leather hands and boots and she is wearing an antique christening gown and petticoat and a bonnet of linen with tatted trim.





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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

My Latest Project~ "Izzie"

3/29/2014~ I made some changes to little Izzie today. She has a slightly lower forehead and a new Easter dress and bonnet.



















It seems like ages since I made an Izannah Walker inspired doll. I just finished little Izzie yesterday, here she is with her little velveteen style rabbit I made last week from a Stacy Nash pattern.


Sunday, March 23, 2014

My Next Project~Restoring an Antique Papier Mache Greiner Doll

She will be about 22" tall. I am researching now so I can get the facial expression and eye color correct. Can't wait to get started on the beauty!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Papier Mache & Cloth Queen Anne

Here are pictures of my latest Queen Anne. Now that I have the antique glass pupiless eyes I can finish sculpting the dolls I have assembled.




Monday, March 17, 2014

A Fun Project with The Maida Dolls Group

Dixie Redmond has created a pattern from her original Babyland Rag Doll which can be purchased here: http://northdixie.blogspot.com/2013/10/just-babyland-rag-doll-body-pattern.html

Dixie asked a group of volunteers to create some dolls using her 14" Babyland doll pattern using their own imagination, click here to see the results of these talented artists: http://www.maidatoday.com/2014/03/a-babyland-rag-spring-fling.html

Pictured here are my two dolls. I went outside the box and made "Babyland Kewpie/Googly Dolls".

Friday, March 14, 2014

Papier Mache & Cloth Queen Anne Doll

This Queen Anne is much more serious than others I have made, she has a more traditional look I think. She is made of cloth with air dry clay painted in acrylics. She has antique black pupiless glass eyes and a mohair wig. She is 13" tall.


 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Introducing "Heidi", a Remodeled Papier Mache Doll

I finished "Heidi" this morning and am very pleased with her new look. She is 11 tall, the perfect cabinet size. I wish I could apply and paint papier mache to myself to get rid of all my cracks and wrinkles since the results can be such an improvement, I think they call that a clown in my case however. Have a great day!



Saturday, March 8, 2014

My Current Project~Remodeling a Papier Mache Doll

I bought this doll recently (real cheap) on Ruby Lane for the purpose of remaking her into a charming doll again. Today I applied the first layer of papier mache. I will let it dry overnight and begin the sanding and more sculpting tomorrow. She has beautiful clothes so I am very anxious to complete her transformation to show her off in her finery.