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 I originally made her out of muslin but after turning and stuffing it had frayed too much.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:)

14 comments:

Clothmatters said...

Mary Ann, your doll in a frame is perfect! So creative and I love the beautiful picture frame.:)

Linda Harcrow said...

So cute. I love it!!

Sharon Mitchell said...

Such a clever idea! I am in awe of your talents Mary Ann!

The Stitch Fiddler said...

Oh this is so adorable. You did excellent on your fairy and snail, love it! The colors, the paper for the frame, the flowers you added....is well done.

SympleTymes Cloth Art By Sherrie Nordgren said...

Mary Ann I LOVE your doll in the frame.She is BEAUTIFUL! You did a out standing job !!!

Mary Ann said...

Thank you very much for your lovely comments. They are much appreciated :)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

What a GREAT idea! The whole thing is a delight :-D
xxx

Jo Ferguson said...

She's so whimsical and wonderful. It's beautiful.

Lin said...

What a lovely project - well done. xx

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Supurb!! the frame could not be more perfect.
xx, Carol

Mary Ann said...

Thank you Jan, Jo, Lin and Carol :)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Wow!!! To get so much detail in something that small simply boggles the mind. Great job!!

Lin said...

Oh my GOSH! That is sooo adorable!! This reminds me of "Flatsy dolls" back in the late 60's, early 70's. They were flat dolls that came in a frame like that.

Sheryl S. said...

This is gorgeous work Mary Ann, lots of detail and such a lovely background. Ideal picture frame too.