Last week I was working with mono printing on fabric. I wasn't to happy with the end results until I flipped the fabric over and found a beautiful print on the backside. The fabric was ironed onto a sheet of freezer paper and then worked into with acrylics. Layer after layer I kept on with the process.
Anyway, as I was pulling the freezer paper off the fabric, I had already decided that I would continue to evolve the piece somehow. I threw it on the table feeling disappointed, but not defeated. It landed face down and starring up at me was this awesome abstract piece on the backside!!!
So, after I got over that nice surprise, I decided to try it out on a doll. Turning a stiff painted fabric inside out was a challenge to say the least. After machine sewing the main body and packing it with what seems like a truck load of fiber-fil, I had to reinforce the seams with some hand stitching because it started to come unsewn. I can't even count the number of times I pricked my fingers with the needle. Luckily, I only had to use a thimble to get the needle through the painted fabric. There have been times where I have used a pair of pliers!
Tried all kinds of legs and opted for this strange wooden contraption I purchased this past summer. I am still debating on how to deal with the arms? Or does she even need arms? Oh Yeah! and the face!