WITCH CRAFTS

WITCH CRAFTS

Sunday, July 14, 2013

PRIMITIVE WITCH

I've just finished this Primitive Witch wall hanging for my buddy Nancy.



This is my first attempt at a "primitive" style doll. I had to research prim dolls to see how they are made. I used beige cotton and tea stained it after it was stitched & stuffed. It didn't change the fabric much, so I went back and used my Dye-Na-Flo inks (diluted with water) to darken it more. It turned out more yellow than I had planned, but I think it works for a witch's skin.

I didn't do any needle sculpting on the face -- This is a flat "pancake" doll. I drew the face on with colored pencils & ink pens. (I used some acrylic paint for the eyes & mouth).

Believe me, it was a struggle NOT to over-embellish her!

The phrase "So Mote It Be" is what Wiccans say at the end of their prayers & wishes.

(BTW - this is not an original design by me. I saw a photo on Pintrest of a doll similar to this. I tried to find the original source of the photo to give them credit, but could not. So, I apologise to the artist who designed it. If anyone knows, please let me know.)

2 comments:

The Stitch Fiddler said...

Good job on your Primitive Witch. Your sketching talent shows up in this gals face. The pancake dolls are such fun. At first glance I thought it was a sculpted face.

Arley said...

Thanks! I'm glad you like the face. I love drawing & shading faces. I doodle faces all the time -- especially when I'm talking on the phone!