Friday, 18 March 2016
Turning Japanese - Another Art Doll for PaperArtsy Challenge
I'm still really enjoying the Art Dolls challenge on PaperArtsy, just not sure if I will finish all the UFOs on my table as Friday is always my deadline as I go to Mum at the weekend. This one, who seems to have decided she wants to look a little Japanese, unintentionally, was made with the same Ink and the Dog mini of the Victorian lady I used for the one I did on behalf of PaperArtsy, but this time on tissue paper on a polystyrene egg. Not sure I like working on polystyrene, I mentioned to one person, it's like working with marshmallows. Not as tasty though.
Sorry the photos are so dark. I made a papier mache mould as before, using the dolls house mannekin but elongated it in the end with a toilet roll to fit onto the bird cage base, which has a little birdie dangling in it. I used cheesecloth over the papier mache for the first time, which I loved, and added Limelight, London Bus, Zesty Zing, and Tango. When I was looking through my moulds for some wings, I found this hand I had forgotten I had, which I had painted, including the nails of course! I used a bead for the neck as it helps to attach everything together. Still a bit whiplash-like maybe?
I got the eggs and the hat from The Works. I love The Works! The hat was a horrible yellow but a few coats of Snowflake did the trick, and it was easy to manipulate into a bonnet shape. I had my lovely friend, Jean, here yesterday and she was doing some knitting and provided two kinds of wool for hair, so I made her a long plait and added a bow at the end.
There have been some amazing creations by the designers and some incredible challenge entries. I am enjoying seeing them so, so much and have really been stretching myself with my learning and enjoying myself. I am entering this into the challenge here.
This weekend I am leaving Mum for a few hours on Sunday which I feel really guilty about but her wonderful weekday carer is stepping in, as I have been invited to take David's place at a concert at a jazz club for my niece's school. My sweet, beautiful and talented niece plays the saxophone in a band, as did her Dad, and I'm honoured her Mum has asked me to come along and support her. She is just about to do her 'A' levels and I am very proud of her in every way.