It's time to make some magic! Get your head together!
After the usual sleep deprivation from reconnecting with friends until the wee hours, I settled in to Clarissa Callesen's
"Steampunk Sally" class. I transformed a porcelain doll from this:
We began by scalping our dolls...
and then we divided into work shifts. While one half added gesso and toasted it with butane torches...
the other half painted the cloth bodies.
|Deborah Olsen's gear design|
We sewed clothes for them too: corsets, wings...
|Kimberly's doll corset|
skirts and dresses...
|Christine Benjamin's steampunk pirate|
Not to mention hair -- gears and coils to suggest hair, and duded-up versions of the original wigs.
|Sheri Debow's Marie Antoinette-style doll|
Oh, but the best part by far was learning to paint the faces. (That, and the chance to use my new Golden paints.
It was a complex series of steps, but surprisingly, not intimidating. I give you Miss Lucretia "Lucy" Pettigrew of Port Townsend: Professional Furniture-Climber...
Mud Puddle Stomper...
and Occasional Pyromaniac.
Besides the cyborg eye, she'll need more embellishments. I'll post photos when I can.