The ADO blog wonderland event started yesterday and
I AM LATE
FOR A VERY IMPORTANT DATE
I may be late but I am inspired!
I am working on a piece inspired by the white rabbit. However he/she is not turning out to be very white, but perhaps there will be white furry pants in her future?
I am not a traditional Doll artist, as a matter of fact me and the word “traditional” doesn't work in most parts of my life. Instead of building my dolls from scratch I alter/ upcycle dolls found at yard sales and thrift stores. Here is a peak at how "Rabbit" started out life…
A bit of a difference… huh?
I usually use lots of textured paint effects with my dolls utilizing my favorite tool the blow torch. This time I wanted to play with some plaster, so after resculpting the face with apoxie sculpt and creating some armature for the ears, I covered the doll in thin coating of plaster.
I was purposefully messing and drippy with the plaster wanting as much texture as possible. After the plaster had dried taking advantage of that glowing ball of fire in the sky to help, I gessoed the piece haphazardly. Then my favorite part started, I stained with walnut ink and golden paints. the gesso and the plaster absorbing the paint and ink differently, and then I sanded and painted and painted some more… and I am sure it will change further before I am done…
So here is my work in progress “Rabbit”. A day late and a dollar short, but full of excitement and creative discovery.
And THANK YOU ADO for hosting this event!
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