Thursday, October 13, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
To form the under skirt two layers of silk tulle were gathered at the top edge, pinned into soft pleats and steamed to hold their form. ( I covered a 1/2 inch dowel rod with cotton batting and fabric to make a "shaping pole" )
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
To attach the porcelain parts I first insert a heavy wire armature and glue it in place with epoxy. This is covered by Milliput, a fine epoxy based sculpting compound available from Mirco-Mark.
The first steps in costuming a ballerina are the silk shoes and the basic wig. A bun and trimmings will be added to the wig when the costume is complete.
Note her hands are protected by cotton batting.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
I used salt dyed, striped and sheer silk to create her costume. The tips of her sleeves and skirt petals are weighted with garnet beads.