Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Wacky DIP



Well here is my DIP for Wacky Fairy. I needle sculpted her features and then hid the stitches with paperclay over it. Shows how inexperienced I am in doing things with paper clay. I should have sanded the face down a bit more to make it more smooth. Tee...heee... I think her nose is a bit too much on the large side!. I painted the whole doll with gesso and then with acrylic paints. For the face painting I used all sorts of things. I used gel pens and colour pencils and my make up eye shadow and rouge and jacquard dyes etc. As I was not getting the look I wanted. Now I want to put the crackle medium on but thought if the pens ran then all my effort would be wasted so I sprayed it with a fixer. Then I thought the colour of the eyes had dulled so decided to go over with black. The result was I have actually spoilt her eyes. The black became too black and when I sprayed her again with fixer I over did it sheesh! So one eye has actually run. But then she is going to be a wackey fairy so does it matter very much?

7 comments:

Judi said...

Maybe she can be an Egyptian wacky fairy .. they wore lots of kohl on their eyes! She could be the Sphinx Fairy - try saying that twice quickly, LOL. I think she's wonderful with or without the eyeliner. You do lovely work, Miss Shashi!

Zoanna said...

Get some clothes on her first, whatever you do! She is quite immodest:). I agree w/ Judi. Sphinx Fairy--what a tongue twischer!

shashi said...

LOL! Zoanna I have to crack her first then only I will be able to dress her. Oh i guess I could have thrown some cloths on her. Never thought of that.

JudiA said...

I don't know... she may not look as you originally planned, but *I* think she's remarkable. Wacky indeed!

JudiA

Glittering Threads Studios said...

I think she is awesome Shashi, I know we are our own worst critics. But she does have a very good start.

Isabelle said...

LOL! It was quite a shock indeed to see a naked fairy! ;-D
She is so expressive and personal. And wacky! Even thought she is not exactly what you were aiming for, I think she's great. The black eyeliner and heavy eyes make her look... older... Which is very suitable for a wacky fairy! I love the fact that she doesn't look like a "pretty doll". She is so much more interesting and fascinating than a "pretty doll"!

Zoanna said...

Well, what's funny in a shocking way is how the picture first appears on my screen. When I open the blog, I see just the top 1/4 or 1/3 of the picture. The way her arm is posed, it first looks like a swimmer. So I was expecting a bathing suit. Ooh la la...a skinny dipper. Maybe she could be Skinny Dippin' Sphinx Fairy. If that ain't wacky, what is?

(You all do know the expression "skinny dipping" there? In case it's just an American idiom, let me tell you it means swimming naked.)