Tuesday, June 3, 2008


Today I've been working on my wine-themed doll for our doll club meeting this Saturday. I've named her "Meditrina," for the Roman goddess of health and wine.

I used some suede knit fabric I had on hand for her body as she's just a prototype (I didn't want to waste my good skin tone fabric while was working out the proportions of the doll, so I used this alabaster colored fabric - really too light for an appropriate skin tone).

Her face is polymer clay with a knit cloth-over, painted to match her skin tone. Her hair is Tibetan lambswool on the hide. Her fingers are wired. She has needle-sculpted breasts.

She's dressed in a very dark navy blue (almost black) silk georgette drapy gown.

I thought she should hold a carafe, bottle, goblet or something fitting with the theme, but had nothing suitable on hand. So I made a polymer clay wine goblet and used fine mica-like powder brushed directly onto the uncooked clay to give it a metallic look. After baking and cooling, I mixed the same metallic powder into a clear varnish and coated the goblet with the mixture.

This photo is a temporary placeholder, because her grapes are not in scale. I've got smaller grapes coming, and hopefully they'll be better.


Kelly~MysticalEntities said...

Deanna she is beautiful! You do amazing work!


Judy said...

Love your dolls and the way you dress them! This one is beautiful!!!! I just noticed that I had forgotten to add your blog to my list of r2rd members. Gotcha on there now. :o)

Deanna Hogan said...

Thanks, everyone. Be sure to check out everyone's wine themed dolls. The link is in my June 8 post.


Sandy Mastroni said...

She's beautiful .... just the way she is . You make wonderful dolls