Wednesday, September 12, 2018


Hello All,
I've finished another witch for Halloween, but this time I made a "hag" witch. Most of my dolls tend to be glamorous or funny, (or characters that THINK they are glamorous). But, this witch has NO delusions about what she looks like.

She's about 17 inches tall, and is bent over with a hump on her back. (This pose proved tricky to photograph, as she is bent down, but looking up).

I've been experimenting with aging cloth faces. I've been trying to add wrinkles, bags, and sagging skin. Also, I've tried to add some texture to the cloth face. These things are easy to do with a sculpted clay face, but very hard to do in cloth.

I picture her living alone in the forest. I don't think she's necessarily EVIL, but she's no lollipop either.

I had fun adding all sorts of do-dads to her belt -- tools she needs to make potions and casts spells. She is magical, and to show that, I added a bit of sparkly black fabric under her cape (made of gray lace and black netting).

I also tried to do fingernails (which I've only ever done once before). I felt she needed thick, dirty fingernails to accent her bone-y hands. I made the fingernails from plastic drinking straws, cut to shape and pained with acrylic paint.

I think her name shall be "Agatha".

Okay, back to making more Halloween dolls for October.
Have fun!


jenclair said...

She is marvelous!

Maria Roxborough said...

Wow Arley she is quite the character. The wrinkles and age spots work well.

Romona King said...

Fantastic Arley. She is pretty creepy which is perfect. You could find so many things to embellish her, but you have it just right. The wrinkles are perfect.

Arley said...

Thanks for your comments, ladies. I appreciate that you women support me so much!

claudia said...

She is wonderful! Is she available to buy?

Arley said...

I'm sorry Claudia, but this doll is sold. I sell my dolls on my Etsy site, and will post an announcement when I post a new doll.