I will come back to the tutorial shortly. I am introducing my Art Dolls from Art Doll Quarterly I hadso much fun creating them! Then I just couldn’t let go of them until I was well. (Had a long boutwith a broken leg, much better now).They are not jointed like my other dollies, but I think you will like them. I feel they are chock-full of Whimsy! This is just one of them…more to come. All will be one of a kind and come signed by me.
Estella is part paper Mache and part soft sculpture doll. She stands 30-inches with her hat on (one of my larger witches) and about 20-inches when sitting. Her body is made of muslin that has been stuffed and weighted for sitting. Estella’s arms and legs are detailed in acrylic paint and lightly wired for posing and holding very light objects. Her legs can also be positioned to sit in different ways. She also displays very well standing with the use of a doll stand. Sometimes, after shipping, the weight bag inside her, shifts a little, and one may have to set the doll down with a little “thump” or “bump” to their bottom in order to re position the weights.
Estella’s hat is made of coco brown felt topped with a large hand blown glass, lamp work jack-0- lantern. Coordinating bodice and sleeves are made of a 100% cotton fabric with a whimsical, Halloween Harlequin, print and accented with an elaborate lapel in a decorative plaid that is elaborately embellished with skull beads, ribbon, and lace. Her collar is made with five layers of different cotton Halloween prints that echo the colors in her stylish outfit. Sparkling crystals are and added dazzle, applied one by one on much of her lace trim.
Estella’s skirt is a display of colorful print and colorful scenic stripes. Her overskirt is of brown and lime lace with ribbon ruffled lace with little bat “garters” near her knees. . Her skinny little boots are topped with crystal edged lime trim and adorned silver jewelry findings with jade colored glass crystals. She holds her bucket full of Candy corn. It is decorated with colorful Halloween trim and most importantly her little, candy corn, hand sculpted friend, Grinz!
Estella is not a toy, but a collectors doll and should not be purchased for children.
The Auction is at 9p.m. See you on Ebay!
My Best Always,