Now, a while back I did a post on another of the tiny dolls I make, and one of our readers,Margarita,asked me what kind of glaze I used. Today I'm showing you another project I did using the same glaze. It's this set of nesting dolls I made for Ivy one Christmas.
|Left to right: Ken, me, Emma, Fuzz, and Ivy.|
|What to do with Ken's hands? Why let him hold a prop: his most frequent real life 'prop'? His knife and fork of course...|
I drew the faces with pencil and chickened out when it came to painting over my pencil lines.I painted them with acrylic paints and used the glaze Triple Thick, by Deco Art.
Triple Thick says it only takes one coat, but I did give these a couple of coats to make them extra shiny.
|Ivy would kill me if she saw this because I don't have the halves perfectly lined up. (She has a thing about lining the halves up.)Notice my left thumb.|
Triple Thick is supposedly resistant to cracking and yellowing. It seems to live up to the claim so far. These nesting dolls were done in 2007.
|Emma when she still wanted to be a movie director, before she went to film school and completely changed her mind. That's a video camera in her hands.|
|Ivy is holding her favourite larger doll, Baby.There's no way I could have painted her other favourite doll in scale to that nesting doll of her.Her other favourite is a Kelly friend,Major Mint from Barbie Nurcracker.|
Since the dolls are painted to look like our family it worked out that there were five of them and five of us.
That's it for today. See you tomorrow for another doll.