Thursday, May 01, 2008

Lorna Mae, a doll club project




This is Lorna Mae and she is a project for our doll club, Reining Dolls and Bears where we are to create and Izannah Walker inspired Early American style doll.

I used Sherry Lutz's techniques from the Fall 1998 issue of the now defunct cloth Doll Magazine. I really miss that magazine, it was the one that featured my very first design and cover doll, Dixie Belle.

This doll has a clay sculpt mask over cloth , and cloth skin added which is hardened with modeling paste. It is then painted with acrylics. I used the modeling paste for her applied hair as well. I aged the face a bit and sealed head hands and legs with gel medium, with a final brown paper bag buff.

I am thinking that her head is too round and hands need to be reduced, so this first attempt is just learning some of the techniques.

8 comments:

Karen Becker said...

Very pretty doll Patti! Such a sweet face. Karen Becker

JudiA said...

I don't think realism was such a priority that you need to worry about the head shape -- and I think your doll is wonderful just as she is. Very VERY beautiful in fact. I did that pattern too, but I used a mask instead of sculpting my own head. Yours is very much an original.

Karen Mallory said...

Patti Your doll is wonderful! All you Oregon gals are making these kind of dolls! LOL I don't think the head is too big. If you still do, just make a bigger body!! I might want to try this one time and I have that issue of The Cloth Doll!
hugs Karen

Carolyn said...

Patti I am in awe ... she looks wonderful as is to me ... this kind of doll is way beyond my expectations ... so much talent ...
I have alwys loved your dolls ...

sammy said...

Patti, she is awesome! I can't wait to see her at doll club! hugs

Kerry said...

She is beautiful Patti, she looks perfect to me (:

Bonagraphic said...

Excellent work, Patti! I agree with the others, she looks absolutely lovely, but I totally understand changing her. When I am not satisfied with parts of a doll, those parts cry out to me until I replace them or fix them to my satisfaction. The doll is not "finished" until then. Will look forward to seeing her "finished"!

Yvette said...

Patti she is lovely!!
You did a great job - I like the shape of her head!!

I was just looking at that issue of Cloth Doll Magazine when I was cleaning my studio. I also looked at the one with your doll on the cover.
I miss that magazine too and cherish the copies I have!