Friday, August 17, 2012

Storybook Challenge - MAIDA group submission to Prims

Back in February of this year, the MAIDA (Making Antique Inspired Dolls & Accessories) online group decided to host a challenge with the intention of submitting those dolls to Prims Magazine. Our group project was featured in the most recent issue of the magazine (Autumn, 2012). The article was written by Dixie Redmond, who also has a MAIDA blog.

We decided the books/characters chosen would be old enough to be in the public domain, the dolls were to be under 17 inches in height, and no characters would be duplicated. Most of the dolls were included in the magazine feature. All of the submissions were wonderful, and really stretched our skills.

My doll is "Alice," made using my Verity pattern at 75%. Her clothing is removable. I used a vintage hankie for her pinafore (I knew all those hankies I bought on eBay would come to good use!)  Her flamingo caused me fits to make - not an easy project!

Alice (like Verity) is made from muslin. Her face is lightly needle-sculpted, then painted with a mixture of acrylic gel medium and modeling paste. Then a couple coats of gesso are applied, followed by flesh-tone acrylic paint. Her hair is Tibetan lamb. 

 Be sure to order your copy of the magazine here:
Autumn 2012 Issue of Prims Magazine


Mary @ Colony Mountain Stitcheries said...

Congratulations on your beautiful Alice doll (and the pink flamingo too...he's quite awesome too) and her publication in PRIMS.

creativedawn said...

Hi Deanna!

Gosh, they all look so wonderful! And so does your Alice!!! You always do beautiful work (!) just really love your dolls. You probably already know that I am working on a doll in VictorianClothDoll yahoo group and she is made from your Amity pattern. Now after (5) layers of paint, I am very afraid to draw on her face...thinking of leaving that to the last. Lol!

Dixie Redmond said...

Thanks, Deanna! you did a great writeup about this. I loved your Alice doll and her flamingo.