Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Last one . . . at least for a little while . . . I promise. :-)

I had signed up for another fairy ribbon swap sometime ago so I had one more doll to finish. I am pleased that she turned out to be quite a cutie.

The theme for this swap was Autumn. So I incorporated some of the colors and icons commonly associated with the Fall season. On her hat I used a foam pumpkin and metal brads in the shape of leaves. To represent Halloween on the doll I made the skirt out of a 3" ribbon which has images of spiders and webs. The images on the ribbon are flocked which adds a cool dimension to the skirt.

My favorite part of this fairy doll however are the wings. I must admit however that it was a bit of an accident. The wings are made out of plain cardboard. I tried to do a ink resist technique but the cardboard absorbed all of the ink. So I painted the wings white and embossed the design on the wings with clear embossing powder. I then tried using the ink pads once again but the color would not take. In a desperate attempt to give the wings some dimension I used liquid glass to outline the design and adhered clear micro beads to it. I love the end result. To me the wings look like they are made out of tapestry.

Too bad I can't keep her. :-) TFL!


Face: Stampington & Co wm stamp.
Flourish stamp on the wings by Stamper's Anonymous
Art doll template from Enchanted Gallery
Fairy doll idea from Ten Two Studios


4nancie said...

It must be hard to give this one away. She is beautiful. I love all the details.
I should have had you come over and help me with my Flat retreater!

Suetography said...

She IS a cutie! Don't stop! I love what you came up with for the wings!


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