Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Introducing: Marie Louise!

Very quick, before I go to work, here are a few pictures, as promised:

I am not a photographer. I couldn't find how to get it right so that the gold shows as shiny as it is in real life, and so you can't see things like the reflection of the screen in the window on her. But, you get the idea! Full-length view:

I am SO happy with how she turned out! The only real "mistake" I think I made is that on the back of her neck, I had a little bit of an issue with the gold dripping, because I did not mix it well enough. At the time, I did my best to wipe it off, but the funny thing about the gold is that even when it looks like you've wiped it off, it's still secretly there, and wiped areas turn purple when fired. My teacher used some nifty gold-removing stuff and managed to drastically reduce it, so all that's left is a tiny bit that you will never see because the doll will be facing forward! :)

I showed it to my husband and he said "she has a birthmark!" Ha ha ha!

Anyhow. So one tiny purple mark, but totally content with the rest of the doll? I'd say that's a pretty good turn-out for my very first doll, especially considering how very critical I can be of the things I create! ;)

Next up: Underpinnings!