Wednesday, June 2, 2010

HuMblE QuEEn

I made this doll for the gift shop at SEAF this year and she has found a new home, but I wanted to share some pictures of her with you. She was one of those pieces that I really enjoyed making, used some new techniques and some great objects and was genuinely really happy with the way she turned out. Her crown was found in the Mission district of San Francisco in a cake decorating/ craft store that time had forgotten. I found tons of old plastic cake ornaments that were yellowed and flawed, just my flavor. Originally her crown was round, but with some careful heat gun action I molded it to fit the oval head of my reclaimed Goodwill doll, and in the process it got more yellowed and flawed. I used some molding paste I had bought a million years ago but had never opened to make her "hair" texturing it with the back of a paint brush. She is dress in lots of bit of vintage fabric scraps that I had coffee stained. I also created distressed white lace stockings out of tulle, lace, and some careful heat gun action. I wished I had gotten more of a close up picture of them. They were subtle but beautiful.


spindelmaker said...

It´s been a while since I visited your blog, and you have some great new stuff here! Like this doll. Absolutely wonderful! And I really like what you did with the photos from Artfest. Are you going back next year too?

Clarissa Callesen said...

Hi Spindelmaker... thanks for stopping by the blog and commenting. I had a lot of fun with Humble Queen and YES! I will be back at ArtFest next year!


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