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Friday, January 28, 2011
Valentine Wire Joint Doll
Valentines day is coming up ...and a doll is half way there! The came fast...But, its what I'm trying to do with her that I am lolligagging around with. I Know what I want to say with this doll...but I sewed all day...and nothing worked...right at the end after I shut my shop light off...an Idea hit me!!!! So I will try again!!! TOMORROW!
For Now...here is how she started and where h is right now. I patina'd the gold findings with Gilders Paste and then matte sprayed them...In my stash, I found "Cool" square beads in the exact same color as the patina and I thought it was a very vintage look.....BUT....when I used the "SQUARE" beads...it limited how far the arms and legs will bend...a round bead works like a ball joint and allows total movement. I had already glued the wires inside the body parts so this is a "Lesson Learned"!!! But she poses just fine...sitting or standing..I would have had just a little more freedom with a round bead.
This Dolls HEAD was done different than girl Interrupted...(her head and bodice were one piece. ) This head was sculpted separately and I made it fit onto the separate neck like a ball joint so it swivels smoothly in all directions. I love this because now the doll can look around...it gives her "Personality" and freedom to be posed.
I also worked on these tiny candies for a couple of hours.....I even made the tiny candy papers...they will become a heart shaped box of candy some how incorporated into the doll...wether she wears it or holds it....only my "spirit guide " knows ...(haha..seriously...)