Today, I stamped the surface of the doll and the fabric for her clothes. I used Jacquard Lumiere paints and unmounted rubber stamps. The stamps were a free gift from a magazine! It was easy to print on the body and round the arms and legs because of the flexibility of the unmounted stamps. I think I might add some more patterns in gold or green.
The challenge this week was to use a song title as the prompt for our layout. I chose the title ‘Blue Skies’ by Rogers and Hart after choosing this lovely photo from our Lake District holiday in April. John and I were staying in Keswick and decided to walk to the top of Castle Crag. As you can see the view of Derwent Water and the fells was glorious! Happy days!
After I’d stuffed the arms and attatched them to the body of the doll, I was able to draw in the outline of the face and use fabric dye to colour the surface. I didn’t mix enough of the dye, so the torso is a sort of calamine pink and the rest of the body a rather paler pink! I HATE the head of the doll- I think it’s too small in comparison to the rest. Maybe it will look better when I’ve put the decoration on! I also dyed the material and ribbon for the clothes and head-dress. They have to be left for 24 hours and then ironed to set the colour before I can go any further.