For Edyth

Edyth, a great doll friend and lover of early things, has been a mentor to me in the antique doll department. It's funny how someone that you've never met can impact your life. She asked that I take pictures of the wax over mache dolls while I was at the Strong Museum. They have them listed as "wax over composition". I also took a ton of papier mache doll pictures, which I will edit and post later. Double click on the pictures to see a larger view.

Seeing these dolls makes me think I'd like to try putting a layer of wax over one of my own dolls. It gives a sense of depth and translucence which is beautiful.


fiddlestixstudios said...

OH!I can't take it!I think I would have fainted!:-)Dixie,you are the best for sharing these photos with everyone!It is such a large task!I am in awe of these amazing dollies!Thank you,thank you!

Lone Pierette said...

these dolls are so fabolous , I have done wax on papier mache and fabric too ! Very easy to do !
hugs Lone

Angie said...


Coming to your blog is as good as opening a box of chocolates! Thank you so much for the lovely pictures of the Strong Museum dolls. I'm thrilled you were able to take pictures. I think that's a very unusual and generous policy they have.
I even like these wax dolls you have here. I've always thought wax dolls look a little creepy and dead but these are lovely and just might change my opinion! Please post pics if you try out the wax technique yourself.

Thanks again and best to you-
Angie in WA

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

John Wooden