At first, Emily cried over her empty nest, but eventually she donned her favorite hat and decided to spread her wings. She's off to buy a new pair of shoes.Cloth and Clay Dolls.
Her body is foil, covered with papier mache, then the head, arms, and legs received a layer of paper clay. She needed a little batting around her middle as she was too skinny. Her dress fabric is from the Katie Jump Rope line from Denyse Schmidt.
The hat is one of the flowers I made a while back from Calamity Kim's tutorial. Her hair is some black wool roving with a few strands of white roving mixed. The wings are quilted then gessoed, sanded, gessoed, sanded, painted, stained, and sealed with a mat sealer. They feel a bit like leather.
Lots of mistakes in her creation (I even broke an arm and a leg--hers, not mine), but experimenting with different techniques was interesting and educational. I will never make a frozen doll in such an odd position again as dressing and even holding her were so difficult. Need to learn a lot more about jointing the limbs and about hair!