Friday, July 13, 2012
Started work on a new BJD!
I hope you are all handling the summer well! It has been hot here! I am very happy to have started on a new project a gofun bjd. This one is "Alice", she will be 18 inches tall when finished. I am trying to finish her within in the next month so she will be ready for the Dollery's fall show. I would also like to sculpt a Mad Hatter to accompany her, but I don't know if I will have the time...so right now I will just concentrate on Alice. As of today I have her head fully sculpted and finished. This is the way it looks sculpted in the stone clay. After I have the rest of the body done I will coat it in several layers of gofun. Gofun is a pigment made of ground oyster shell...when it is applied in thin layers to a doll it looks like the finest porcelain. This is a very time consuming process, that is why I say I don't think I will have time to make a Mad Hatter as well. I will post pictures here on my blog as I work. Stay cool everyone!