I’m not much of one for sewing. I can sew. I just never do. A few years ago I bought a bunch of sewn doll body blanks from a gal I knew via the crafting boards. And I finally actually got one of them made up! Here she is:
First, I stained her. This is her shown in the e-book recipe for my grubby stain: here
The tutorial for how I did her eyes is HERE. You can use your regular craft paint and fine line permanent markers for outlining the eyes on fabric, just like you would on a hard surface.
Then I did her hair using my own recipe for textured paint. You can buy that e-book HERE.
I used a scrap piece of wood to make her wings. I’ve had this piece laying around for Soooooo long that I don’t even remember what it was left over from. I just knew that someday it would make a great pair of angel wings. (someday, being the operative word there!) I painted them with antique white paint, then sanded.
I wanted to give them a little bit of a ‘lace look’ so I used this foam stamp and some copper color paint and randomly, VERY lightly stamped and restamped the wings. Once that paint was dry, I brushed on my weathered wood wash to make them look gray and weathered. (Sorry, the wood wash is the only recipe I don’t sell. But you can buy a can of it at the store. Postal regulations make it too difficult and expensive to ship)
Next I painted a wood star the same copper paint color I used on the wings. Put it in place with a bit of tacky glue. Then I tied on the wings with a single strand of jute twine.
I just cris-crossed the jute across the front and back a couple of times, then tied it off in the back.
She still looked like she needed ‘something’ more . . . so I went digging through my box of misc. junk and found this little key to tie onto the front.
She sat on my work table for a couple of days while I pondered what else to do with her. She was ‘okay’ as she was, to just lean onto a shelf. I thought about mounting her onte a plaque, but in the end decided to just give her a wood base so she could stand alone. I used a broken 1/8″ dowel glued into a block of wood that I had painted black and sanded and stained. Cut a TINY hole at her base, squeezed in some tacky glue then pushed her onto the dowel.
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