This doll should be named Experience because she has gone through many changes. She sat on a shelf in my workroom for a long time until this week, when I decided to stitch a body covering on her.  I was dissatisfied with the messy paint marks on the body which needed covering up. 

She started as a cloth doll where I experimented with a different paint type.
But I didn't like the slick surface.  

So I added a layer of tube bandaging.  
Then I painted two coats of glue on top of that.  

Then I painted over the glue. 

Now working on a body covering and she should be done soon.  


Martha said...

I think she is pretty and old looking, The dress adds oldness to her in color and design.

Christine Crocker said...

She's wonderful, Dixie.

Judi Hunziker said...

She looks just like the Alabama doll from the challenge we had on Maida doll group. Nice job Dixie!

Jan Conwell said...

After all that, I hope you will keep her--she is a work of art. And patience. :~)

Dixie Redmond said...

Thanks, Judi! I was trying for something in that range.

Dixie Redmond said...

Thanks, Martha. That means a lot from someone who makes awesome old souls.

Dixie Redmond said...

Thanks, Christine - I value your feedback. :-)

Dixie Redmond said...

I had planned to sell her. We will see. :-) Thanks, Jan.

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

John Wooden