Thursday, 29 April 2010

Astoria Trio

I knew it was going to be tricky taking pictures of the black dresses but convinced myself I could do it. After a full hour taking pictures and trying to edit them, I'm not so sure.

I have taken some full length shots and the dresses show up quite well, but the faces came out to bright. Get the faces right and the dresses are to dark to see all the detail. I'm not so easily defeated so I'm going to give it another go to see if I can get some better shots.
Here are some close up head shots of my three ladys, which came out fine.
Remember to click on the pictures to get a biger view.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Astoria Trio - Black Dress

I'm on to my "Little Black Dress" doll.
I added polymer clay to build up a figure for a tight fitting dress. I used one of Dana's patterns, altered slightly and some old blouse fabric reversed for the dress (too shiney on the right side). It was very difficult trying to get a tight fitting dress without glue showing. I finally finished off the side seams with a piece of very narrow ribbon to hide the last bit of glue that I couldn't remove.
Still trying to think what to do with her hair. I want to keep the goth look but do something different from the other two.
Now where are the finished doll pictures? I hear you asking. As soon as I finish up the last of the trio, I will take some pictures.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Astoria Trio - Fantasy

I finished my bride and now on to the second doll for the minidolllist Grand Astoria Hotel Project ( ).

This is my fantasy doll, again I'm doing a Gothic style - this one will be modern meets Georgian, well sort of! She just has a few finishing touches and then I can take some pics.