I finished the painted Mermaid doll:
This doll is a class sample for a workshop I'm teaching in April for the Tulsa Dolling Dames doll club in Tulsa Oklahoma. The mermaid is designed to hang on the wall. In the class, we will be hand painting the upper torso (made before the class) with Dye-na-Flo inks & water for a great watercolor effect to match the printed fabric they bring for the tail. They also hand paint all the venise lace pieces and apply them to the body. The hair is a collage of 5 different yarns & ripped strips of sheer fabrics. The whole body is embroidered with beads & sequins.