Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Cloth Doll Artistry Challenge...... Number 2..

Mini challenge number 2...put a doll inside a frame.

I joined in the second mini challenge full of ideas...too many ideas. So many that I couldn't decide what to do.

In the end I chose to make a Frowning Francis pattern called "The Fairy and the Snail". I bought this pattern a very long time ago but I never got round to making it up. I printed the pattern so that it was much smaller than the original.

Making the fairy at a reduced size was a bit fiddly. I originally made her out of muslin but after turning and stuffing it had frayed too much. I remade her in deersuede. Much better to work with. The only problem is that deersuede doesn't have a good surface for making faces. To solve that I used clear gesso on the face first.

I didn't use the antennae idea for the snail from the pattern because they were just way too small to turn. I added some afterwards using pipe cleaners.

The frame I used was an old one with a few dings. To make it look nicer I used some paper to cover it and mod podge to seal it.
I took a picture before I put the frame on.......
and here is the finished project.
It's difficult to take a picture without glare but I think you get the idea.
It was a great project to do and something a bit different from what I've done in the past.

Cloth Doll Artistry Blog...here.

Take care:)

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Cloth Doll Artistry News .....

With the New Year there have been some changes at the CDA Studio on Facebook.  Including a cute new banner.

In addition the CDA has a new Blog......Cloth Doll Artistry Studio. 

This year they will be having mini challenges with shorter time frames. I think I prefer that myself. Give me three months to do something and I'll probably forget the due date and it'll be done in the last week or not at all.

So far so good :)

I just finished the first mini project. I posted about what I made over on my other blog My Tate Gallery. You can see what I made.....here.  

The second challenge has now been posted. The guidelines are pretty open for interpretation and I already have a great idea.  It should be interesting to see what the members create.

Take care:)