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 I originally made her out of muslin but after turning and stuffing it had frayed too much.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

16 comments:

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

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

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  3. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  8. What a lovely project - well done. xx

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

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  10. Thank you Jan, Jo, Lin and Carol :)

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

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  12. 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.

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

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  14. She turned out absolutely wonderful

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  15. This piece is very, very cute! I haven't sewn with doesuede yet.Looks good.Great idea to paint face with Gesso.

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