8.13.2014

paintbox fleshie

I have for you some of the details of one of the fleshies I made during my studio weekend

This little lady is one of the more sophisticated dolls I've made, finger and toe wise, with a needle sculpted face. 

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The elbow and knee joints were new for me... I'm still not sure how I feel about them.  I want to play around a bit with the design, perhaps there is a more satisfying way involving a bead and some heavy weight craft thread?

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The fingers are wired and pose-able.  My favorite doll, prior to this one, with wired fingers was Jack the Pumpkin King. Smooshy little fingers, so much fun to play with.

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Toes too!

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I have acquired some red clay that is apparently a very good natural dye to make a vibrant shade of brown.  I'm considering trying it out on the doll.  On the other hand, the clay dye may interfere with paint adhesion.  Decisions, decisions...


2 comments:

  1. Your dolls are amazing. Do you hand stitch them, machine stitch or a bit of both?

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  2. Thank you. I do both - most of the main pieces are machined, then turned, stuffed and hand sewn closed.

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