Monday, April 1, 2013

latest peg doll creations

This little Russian style dolly was a dream to paint, with a fine brush and a permanent marker to add detail to her belly flowers. Unfortunately, those pretty details were smudged when I added varnish. Lesson learned.
Tiny details like white dots to add shine to her eyes and lips, and a saucy arch to her eyebrows brought her to life.

This little trio was painted with watercolour, which creates a different effect. I love how their eyes turned out so differently, giving them an air of gossiping socialites at the garden ball. Perhaps they're discussing the flower hats I hope to make for them this week. Or maybe they're discussing the latest book they read. Anything goes in the world of peg dolls!

11 comments:

  1. LOVE THEM! So Sweet! Love their big eyes. I finished my "Wizard of Oz" and Princess Pack for Easter. Moving on to Star Wars( for a birthday gift) and Safari and construction workers, and some little ladies for fun too!

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  2. They are beautiful! Great job! I can't draw/paint to save my life, but I'd love some of these! Do you sell them?

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  3. these are such fun! I can think of endless themes- policemen/fireman, medical people, etc..
    what a great gift idea as well.

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  4. boo on the varnish thing. I will say, the watercolour will smear if you varnish it. Ask me how I know. Boo to that too. Love the eyes. Now, to just find the right combination to use marker and sealer. hmmm.
    great job.

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    1. Yes, Amanda...you'd think that permanent means...well, permanent. Sigh.

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  5. Loving all these peg dolls! Those gals are gorgeous!

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  6. I was wondering the same, Lydia. So cute. I wonder why the varnish smudged? No mind, though...she is beautiful all the same! I just love these. ~ Paula

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  7. These are just stunning! Absolutely stunning.

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  8. These gals are pure charm. I envy your painting/drawing abilities. I have zero talent in that department. And about that smudging - you need a wood burning kit! Watch for them to go on sale at Canadian Tire. Cuz you need another crafty thing to add to the supplies, right?

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  9. PS: I had the same smudge issue happen when I used permanent markers with a Mod Podge finish. Phooey.

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