Monday, May 30, 2011

Me^Ladee, Hoffman 2011 Challenge doll

Me^Ladee is my Hoffman 2011 challenge doll. She is a Renasiance era lady, with an ample bosum! To create her "assets, I applied paperclay over a cotton woven cloth body and added an outer skin of a stretch knot fabric. Working with woven cloth is out of my comfort zone, so it was a bit of a challenge for me. She balances on one leg, with a full body armature that extends through the straight leg.
The flowers for her costume were created from long strips of organza, clipped and burned, tthen gathered and drawn together to form the flower. Her hat is lined and coated with Paverpol to create to permanent form. She balances on one leg, the other is bent slightly and she has cooridinated blooms gathered at her ankles. Me^Ladee's features are dwawn with water color pencils and sealed, and her hair is Tibetan wool.