Big Papier Mache Girl - Antique Unbreakable shoulderhead

I've been working on this girl since January...

A while ago, I got this papier mache head
from a doll collecting friend.
She had been repainted.
I decided to try repainting her myself.

This was one of the first repaints.

I didn't like her worried look,
so I gessoed over her again.

And here is where she has ended up after several tries.

I've decided to stop and call this done.
There are many things I could improve on,
but I might lose some of the things I like
about her at this stage.

On the right is her friend that I bought
from Ruby Lane to repaint.
Now on to the bodies!


fiddlestixstudios said...

Dixie!She is so wonderful!You have really captured the look of what she would have been like many years ago.You have done a marvelous job on her!I just love how she turned out!Please keep us updated with progress pics!I can't wait to see her all finished!

Unknown said...

Oh Miss Dixie, BRAVO!!!!!!! She is Bea u tiful!!!! Way to go!!!!!!!! So Lovely!!!!
I LOVE her blue eyes!

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

She's perfect Dix. You did a beautiful job on her eyes!

Denise Aumick said...

dixie...she looks so wistful and so sweet...she is full of personality and perfect.

Christine Crocker said...

oh, so gorgeous!
she's absolutely wonderful Dixie.

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden