Thursday, June 2, 2011

Felt Doll - Update

Here is my experimental felt doll painted and basically dressed (warm jacket because it is winter here in Tasmania!) She's still waiting for her shoes and *s-h-h-h-h-h-* underthings.
To paint on the felt, I found it best to try and flatten the nap of the felt as much as possible. The tiny clover iron (see previous post) does this job really well. I then gessoed the areas that were going to have heavy paint - basically the eyes and lips. It took three coats to get a good, paintable surface. The painting of the features was then quite easy. Blushing and shading was done with dry-brush technique straight onto the felt, but I made sure I tested the colour on a scrap first because it is sudden death........no removing the colour once it is on, and no painting over to cover mistakes!



16 comments:

McNallys said...

Ooooo! Pretty felt texture!

creativedawn said...

Oh my! I love her!

hugz
Pam

Susie McMahon said...

Thanks, Elaine and Pam! she's been so much fun to make.

Sarah said...

I think the colors you used are beautiful. Very nice job! I had to think about it being winter where you are...here in Oregon we are just about to experience our warmest weather since last October!

Sue said...

She's beautiful!

Heather Elizabeth Brauner said...

Wow she came out wonderful..

Zan Asha said...

Stunning, stunning, STUNNING!!

merrijane said...

Wow, what a fabulous doll. The eyes in particular are a real triumph.

Stitch1Peta said...

She definitely needs a winter coat, hope you are not too cold there. I love the cold weather myself.

Healing Woman said...

Very unique and lovely. She begs to be felt..sorry for the pun.

flyingbeader said...

She is so flipping cute!Love her

Mary Ann said...

I love her. Her jacket is very cute with the hood and I like the smocking detail on her dress. Very pretty. Thanks for telling how you did the face painting. Good to know and I'll give it a try.

Ron Anger said...

She is absolutely beautiful! Another stunning piece of work!

Jules Woolford said...

Just Fabulous! I have just purchsed one of those irons too, so I'll have to now try it on wool felt as one of my learning lessons. Thank you Susie.

Susie McMahon said...

Thanks all!
Jules - you'll find many uses for that little ironing tool.

JDConwell said...

The color of her skin is perfect. Well done!

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