Unbreakable Papier-mache Update


Inspiration picture of original Unbreakable Paper Mache

I got this papier-mache head from a doll collector friend. She has many antique dolls she is focused on dressing and this was one she decided she didn't want to rehab. So I decided to try my hand. It's been hard getting the bumpy texture off - she had seen some crazing and someone just painted over the crazing creating an orange peel texture on her face.

Gessoed...first coat. I've done three so far.

Skin tone over the gesso
and washes in the hair area above.
It's an interesting learning experience.
Not sure what I'll do next.



Rachael Kinnison said...

Hey Dix! You have done great so far~ I really like the wash you have put on her hair~ it really brings out all the seperate curls & details. Ill be watching!

Anonymous said...

She is looking amazing already Dix! You are doing a fabulous job! I love the hair. Keep posting updates on her.

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

wonderful! Very inspiring!

Anonymous said...

what a difference paint makes. I love how it looks as it is now. Just lovely.


Lana Manis said...

I'm lovin' it! Can't wait to see what comes next for this beauty...

Michelle said...

She is looking so wonderful!! I can't believe what a difference there is already!!! She is gonna be extra happy now that she got you for her new Mama!!!


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