Portrait of a BJD

Portrait of a BJD
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Friday, July 13, 2012

Started work on a new BJD!


Hi everyone! 
  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!

2 comments:

Ron Anger said...

Alice is looking good.....can't wait to see her done. I'm sure she will be amazing!

Turtle Child Studio said...

Thank you Ron! I will be posting more pics of her as I work...so keep watching!