Thursday, November 10, 2016

Let's Face It...






 Making these dolls has become one happy pastime! This is my latest creation. Meet Prima Donna. She's made in the same way as Charlene, shown in a previous post, but this time the dolls have painted faces. Our same instructor, Celeste Beck, taught a class on using acrylic paints rather than fabrics to make features on the Art Warrior Dolls.




This is Celeste's sample doll she named Precious. She helped us with drawing and shading whimsical features on the duck cloth face before sewing it onto the doll's body.




Lots of imagination was in play as class members came up with their own versions of fancy painted faces.








This one was going to be a "witchy" face.


Just another pretty face!




This one was planned to be a "moon" face doll.





The doll that began the Art Warrior dolls is the primitive version on the right which was given to Celeste as a gift. She refined the design and began using her vast treasure trove of fabrics and embellishments to sew several of these dolls. And she visits the Dollar Store to find seasonal items she can use for the dolls like the Halloween hat for the doll on the left.


 Slenderella and Miss Frankenstein are two other examples of how creativity runs rampant when making the dolls. It's really great sewing fun!


Prima Donna now resides on a quilt ladder with her friends. I'm sure more dolls will join her in the future. I'm gathering materials for a Christmas one. But for now, she's at the center of things- and being a Prima Donna, that's just how she likes it!


6 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm loving following you as you create these gorgeous dolls. I can't paint a face, but I am in love with yours. The idea of a Christmas doll has my mind racing. I may have to steal OOPS borrow that idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

Nancy said...

I am loving these dolls. I did a similar one years ago but after seeing yours I want to try one again....I like the way your face is attached in that it's simpler than putting an entire doll head on like I was doing before.....

Robbie said...

These are just adorable!!! So many "pretty faces"!

baili said...

ahh they reminded me dolls made by my late mom for me years ago .
i loved these charming ladies specially the expression and eyes of first one are captivating

Createology said...

Nancy I adore your dolls and these painted faces are amazing. The dolls have so much personality. They must be quite fun to create.

Barb said...

These are so cute! great painting on the faces.