Monday, February 28, 2011

Ballerina: Princess Aurora in-progress, part 3

I used antique black silk lace to cover the cream silk of Aurora's tutu. Usually I sew my doll's clothes but I have had to use Tacky glue to construct this costume.  The pins ( very fine insect pins are being used here) hold the skirt in place while that section of glue dries. I will stitch the back seam of the skirt when the pins are removed.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Ballerina: Princess Aurora in-progress, part 2

Aurora stands in an old coffee mug stuffed with foam.  It keeps her steady while I apply the tule and silk of her tutu.  Her wig is only partly made.  The bun has been formed separately and will be attached with Tacky glue after the costume is complete and before the trim is applied.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Ballerina: Princess Aurora in-progress, part 1

Princess Aurora is a solid porcelain figure made in several parts attached to a wire armature.  The white areas at the attachment joints are sculpted over the wire armature using Milliput superfine white two part epoxy putty (available from Micro-Mark). Her hands are wrapped in wool batting to protect the delicate fingers.  The toe shoes are silk and she is being wigged with mohair fiber.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Santa and Friends

This is a group of my miniature (1/12 scale) figures. My dolls are often dressed in peasant costumes. My animals are naturalistic in style.