Tuesday, April 8, 2008

new fairy doll

My new fairy, Nancy, is a different kind of sculpt for several reasons. She is actually a doll, rather than a posed sculpt. She is jointed the old fashioned way with tiny holes that run through her limbs and body. Also, she is intentionally old looking, like something you might find in one of those locked glass cases in an antique store, or in a long forgotten trunk of treasures in grandma's attic. I have made the bodice of her dress from a piece of antique lace taken from an old dress collar. Her skirt is tea dyed habotai silk and her entire body has been washed with an antique medium for an aged look. I used my own special technique to age the wings, which are embellished wity tiny holeless pearls. Her hair is mohair and her antique style hat is sealed and stiffened. As always, her face and body have been painted and blushed with Genesis heat set paints and the finest acrylics. She would make a unique addition to any fairy or doll collection.

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