Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Holiday Best Dressed Dotee Doll for Swap Bot
The standard dotee has a felt face with an embroidery eyes, nose and mouth, and no hair. Also a hanger and a tail made from ribbon, beads, etc..
I go back and forth between a flesh color knit cloth face which I draw the facial features with Mavry markers and a paperclay face that is molded and I use watercolor pencils to color the face and add facial features. Then I spray the paperclay face with a fixative. I also like to attach my faces with size 11 seed beads instead of the standard embroidery thread.
I prefer hair on my dotees...it frames the face! Hair on this particular doll is fun yarn. I love it because it can have that wild sexy look or depending on costume like I did on one, a little messy haired sweet child.. What do ya think? I have also used the Lion's Homespun, that thick wavy yarn, and it looked great too.
My hanger is usually beaded on metalic cording and I like to bead the tail.
I am hosting a Holiday Best Dressed Dotee Swap on Swap-Bot and this beauty is on her way out west to live with Willow. She is the 5th doll of this sort that I've made and I think the prettiest thus far. She looks so full of herself doesn't she?