Thanks to all of you who took the time to check out my new website. I appreciate that a great deal.
I started a new doll -- it's a "theater doll", for lack of a better name. The top of the doll will be a basic torso doll, and the bottom half will be a theater, complete with actors performing (I hope).
Here's some work-in-progress photos:
I started by building a basic theater out of a wooden box glued to a larger wooden lid (from Michael's), dressed up with some decorative molding & wooden "appliques".
Here it is, painted black & gold. The backdrop is an architectural drawing I found on-line and printed on card stock.
Here's the torso added. I added some padding to the top, so the skirt would hang correctly.
Next, comes the skirt. I chose dark red velvet, as the skirt will also be the curtains for the theater. (Red velvet trimmed in gold fringe is what I think of when it comes to theater curtains.)
And now, I've started on the bodice and sleeves.
That's as far as I've got. The face will be a face-mask, cast in paper clay. And, I will have to make the miniature actors for the stage.
Stayed tuned for more photos.