Here She Is!
Well Everyone...my very first standing doll is finished and I hope you like her! Her name is Punkin' Bunnie and she is ready for the Anthropomorphic Challenge being conducted by Art Doll Quarterly this Fall (August)! Wish her luck!
Punkin’ is part paper Mache and part soft sculpture doll. She stands 29.5-inches from base to ears. Her body is made of muslin that has been stuffed and weighted for sitting. Punkin’s arms and legs are detailed in acrylic paint and lightly wired for posing and holding very light objects. Her legs are wooden dowels to achieve a steady standing position. Lower legs and feet are sculpted, painted muslin and rest on a sturdy wooden base.
Punkin’s bonnet is orange felt topped with a small shiny bead. It is embellished with crystals, ribbon, and lace. Coordinating bodice and sleeves are made of a 100% cotton Harlequin pattern fabric with a purple sparkle overlay of tulle. Her collar is made with five layers of different cotton Halloween prints that echo the colors in her stylish outfit. Orange, rhinestone buttons and lime green metallic rick rack are added accents, Sparkling crystals are applied one by one on much of her lace trim.
Her peplum is of wide black Venice lace that has been elaborately studded with crystals. Her skirt is a beautiful black and purple striped satin. Punkin’s skirt is layered at the hemline with five different trims! She wears lavender pantaloons trimmed with ruffled black and gold lace with little bat “garters” near her knees.
Punkin’ carries a metal sign advertising her pumpkins for sale on one arm and holds her prized Jack-O-Lantern on the other. She stands next to her little friend Hoots, sitting on a magical bejeweled pumpkin.
I hope you enjoyed Punkin's "work in progress" over these last weeks (see previous posts) and thank you for following along on my never ending Adventure in Clay!
Love and Friendship Always,