Joanna you may not have seen (or noticed) before, but she has been "around". Previous to this the head I was using for her had inset eyes and it never worked really well, no matter what eyes I tried with her, mostly because the inside of the porcelain had not been beveled correctly. So here is the new Joanna, with painted eyes!
I don't know .... I'm thinking maybe I need to make her eyelashes and eyebrows a tad darker ..... R.
Mimi, the perpetually surprised or the perpetually singing, has received a face-lift, using techniques learned from Dianna Effner's tutelage. I'm so embarrassed now over my original face-up (of seven years ago) that I won't even make a before and after picture (although you can find some befores if you search "Mimi" in the blog.) The difference boils down to using acrylic paints highly diluted instead of at from-the-tube thickness. It never even occurred to me before learning from Dianna that one could use acrylic paints this way on a 3-D surface (which isn't really surprising, since I've never had basic art training.) The other big step forward in this technique is the glaze that is used on the irises of the eyes to give them sparkle.
So this is Mimi's "oh, chicks come from EGGS!!!!" moment of discovery. R.
If you are lucky enough to be on your way to this year's MDCC convention in Orlando, FL, make sure you go to Andria's presentation on our favorite doll!
Thursday, September 11th, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
"Celebrating Robert Tonner’s 10-inch Child Dolls"
"Explore, with Andria, Tonner’s delightful 10-inch dolls with the classic child body from the all-vinyl Linda McCall with straight legs to Ann Estelle and her friends in hard plastic with bendy knees to Patsy with her newly articulated arms. Andria will have displays from her own collection as well as a video showing the major variations."
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