Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Update: Frog Princess
Progress on the Frog Prince doll. Here is the Princess still arm less, hairless and Frog Princeless but she's coming along. I'm hoping to add puff sleeves to her outfit once her arms are ready. Head, lower legs and lower arms are paperclay, body is muslin. Since she is my first experiment in clay I made some tactical errors along the way. Not the least of which is underestimating the weight of her head on a cloth body. Normally for my freestanding dolls I add a little sand to the body to make them perfectly weighted even on uneven ground. Princess is different in that she had to have big, old river rocks sewn into her bottom. Thankfully big poufy skirts and lace lined petticoats hide all manners of sins and she sits wonderfully on her own. Lesson learned. Never underestimate the weight of a big head.