I was keen to use as much stuff I had on hand as humanly possible so I dragged out an astonishing number of bins and boxes and other storage containers. This is 100% my pre-WOYWW disaster desk. Keep it in mind when ou see (hopefully) how tidy it is tomorrow.
Honestly, there are scrapbooking supplies that have not looked at in YEARS in that mess. Let me share this one and what I ended up using – I have so many metal embellishments and frankly I used a lot of the “good” ones over the years. I liked the idea of the washers-with-words, but the words did not speak to me.
I used some plain washers instead, painted gold to match the face. So those three will go back in their bin for a while longer.
I wanted to use them with another few scrapbooking things – I have no idea where the orange flat circle came from, but 100% a scrapping thing. As was the flower cluster, built and held together with a large brad. I thought stacked with the flower and the orange thing, a gold face would be nice. A lick of paint and the head began to take shape.
So again, not all photos saved. but I do have some shots of the faces I made. Sculpy air dry clay and some face molds. Some of them are a bit weird. Creepy even. I like the one I ended up using, and maybe if I could sculpt at all I might be able to alter the others, or paint them, but for a spirit doll, I wouldn’t want it to have a human like face.
The final head turned out well, I think. And the beaded damselfly as well.
I had some beaded ribbon, bought on a trip back to the US in probably the early 2000s, that I finally found a use for! And the black beaded strand too – it perfectly matched the stripey fabric! I used it on a freeform quilt and on a charity quilt I made ages ago and have quite a bit left.
LOL! That charity one I shared in 2013. I NEVER seem to be able to throw anything away. Anyway, back to the doll:
Hang on – let me take a better photo of her. I’m getting close to the limit for free image storage on my blog, so I don’t often take large photos but I think she’s worth it.
Maybe I should pose her a bit better. Oh well. My back is BETTER but not perfectly well yet and there is still a ton of stuff to do so I’ll leave it there.