Wednesday, July 7, 2010

my first (nearly) finished doll...

while i wait on the paint to dry on a new devil doll i'm working on, i thought i would share with you my first really - honest - to - goodness - finished - doll!....


hoo ray! whoo hoo! yippie!

well, honestly, they still need their skirts and base (which is gessoed, and also drying and will be painted tomorrow morning)... but, this one has hair and jewelry, so i think that's an accomplishment, considering all the half assed in progress experiments i have laying around here.

they do not have names yet, either, but i'm close. i am lucky i had a small army of great aunts with funky names when i was growing up.

i have to get back to work (massive amount of beadwork to take care of as well as one more coat of paint), but,in the meantime...here are a few photos to show my process along the way:


sometimes, happy accidents occur. i didn't plan on having the gold eyes be so full of surprise or dim wittedness, but once the green ones were in and seemingly skeptical, their personalities started to take shape

i cannot tell you how many times i've gotten paint on these eyeballs. finally figured out to tape them up. much easier

i love purple eyeshadow! don't you!? i had to paint over it twice to get it the way i wanted, and this wasn't it

getting dressed

back tattoo... one day i'll have one too...

it took me an hour to make that hair, but i was very happy with it. for some reason, i kept channelling helena bonham carter...

love my crackle medium... and how bout that bling!?!

so, there are the sisters, from start to (near)finish.

thanks for taking a look and i'll be back soon with loads of bauble to share with you...

cheers!

amber

6 comments:

Lynn said...

Wickedly cool!

Lynn said...

Wickedly cool!

Lidia said...

Congratulations on the first finished doll! It's really hard to believe she's the first! Truly fabulous and I feel like i know them!

Todays Treasure said...

Definitely only a face (faces) a mother, collector or perhaps, fan, could love ! Really nice work; thanks for sharing the 'in progress'

ALTERED ARTIFACTS said...

amazing! I just love the crackle finish on them too!

La Gringissima said...

Fabulous! What kind of paperclay did you use?