Thursday, March 12, 2009

Plaster Doll-Torso

What to do with my plaster doll? I've already decided she is going to have full limbs with fingers, not sure about the toes though. I really had to think about her torso, you can't really joint full sets of limbs by simply thread and a button. I figured wire plastered in the arms then twisted together in a cloth body before it's stuffed. Well, then I got to thinking.....and as always, I never know what I'm doing for a project until it's finished. I decided on a plaster body, the complete doll will be plaster.
I put some shape on her as I think she has a mature quality to her even though her face isn't painted yet. I had the copper wire run through the body and I'll make accommodations for it to got through the limbs, out the other side and I'll loop it , bending the loop downward and flush with the limbs.

I really LOVE this media, here is a close-up of the fist coat of straight plaster. It is so forgiving and fills the dips quite well.


She is starting to be hefty and it very, very cold to touch. It reminds me of porcelain.



A profile shot. C&G Design.

9 comments:

tina said...

Looking good Dawn. Can't wait to see the finished product.

lola said...

Ditto to Tina's comment.

Skeeter said...

This is such an interesting process....

Jean said...

I want her Barbie figure!!

Kathleen said...

Hi Dawn (hi Tina, Skeeter, and Jean). Love that profile. I have always wanted to know how to solder. I always thought it was difficult. You'll have to let me know. Steampunk.....I like this kind of jewelry. Hope you have a super week-end, I'll be watching for the doll-in-progress. Hugs, Kathleen

tina said...

Hi Kathleen!

Protector of Vintage said...

Looks great so far!

I like how you have Raggedy Ann & Andy featured on your sidebar under Best Friends.

Thanks for the info about the Nancy Ann doll. There is a piece of tape covering her midsection that I never removed. Perhaps it says "Nancy Ann" underneath the tape.

Marina said...

wow, you do a great job with these dolls: a lot of work but they are beautiful!!
Thanks for visiting! :-)

Jillian said...

Wow! I'm so impressed... must see more.