Saturday, March 20, 2010

Textured Textile - Josephine

The textured fabric I had made last week has found it's place in my art doll world! I wanted to continue using the wooden dolls I have been making, so I combined the textured fabric with wood, wire,clay and porcelain.
To keep the skirt puffed up around the waist line, I had to put several layers of a stiff fabric underneath. She measures about 15.25" in height. She is all legs underneath that skirt!

10 comments:

stregata said...

That textured fabric is just unbelievable - wonderful, Carla! I could see it used behind the doll, as well.

cat said...

Renate - I did try it behind a doll and I guess I didn't have the right doll for it, so I felt compelled to use it somehow!! If I had waited to find the right doll, that would have been way too long. I was too impatient!
I think it would make a great back ground for photographing.

Are you curious about me? said...

What an amazing fabric you have created was it difficult to make?.......and of course another fantastic doll.

Dee / Cloth Company said...

the skirt is just fabulous! what kind of stiffener did you use underneath? tulle?

cat said...

Are you curious about me - Thank you!!
It is fairly easy. You just need a little patience to hold the fabric in the place as you work it.

Dee/Cloth Company - Thanks! I actually took some very stiff cheese cloth that I use for print making and layered it underneath. Then I fluffed it out like you would a paper flower. Worked like a charm. I only needed it for the area right below the waist line in order for it to hold it's shape.

Julie Pishny said...

Oh, she is lovely....I feel a collection coming on....xo Julie

JUNKER JANE said...

I LOVE Josephine! :)

cat said...

Thanks Junker Jane!

ArtPropelled said...

She is wonderful! I love her structured skirt.Your header is great too.

cat said...

Hello ArtPropelled,

Thanks! It has tons of potential for experimenting and hopefully I can find some time to do that!

I really enjoy visiting your blog for the insightful and inspiring posting! Thanks for sharing!