Sunday, 23 March 2014
The Story Teller & New Sculpts
After a few weeks of not getting much done, or so it felt, this week has been amazing. I've designed a applique pattern for my Storyteller's gown and a quilt she can sit on based on the beautiful shapes found in my Mucha print. And got them transferred to paper pattern pieces, attached to fabric, and now mostly sewn. Once all the pieces are attached I'm going to add embroidery and beading to finish the designs and add richness and detail. And I'm thinking that I may need to add something more around her skirt hems to tie everything together.
I think I may have even found someone who'll be able to write in Japanese on the white lawn fabric I have for Siouxsie's kimono to make it as close as possible to the original outfit which has made me really excited to see this doll come together.
I like to leave them to dry for around 4 to 5 days to make absolutely sure they are totally dry before I start to sand and smooth them ready for painting. So by the middle of this week coming I'll be spending my nights covered in clay dust and paint which I always love. It's just a shame it always takes so long :)
I still have a long way to go on this doll but I'm really looking forward to seeing her finished. I hope you like how she's coming together too xxx