Thursday, July 23, 2009

Cat of the Day

Tilli is my Cat of the Day Picture. I think she is showing off her markings in a particularly nice way today.

Space Hopper

The next doll i am going to make is a child riding a Space Hopper. This is going to be made out of papier mache. The paste is 3 parts white glue to 1 part water, mixed until smooth and runny.
I have a balloon blown up to the size i want (actually i put one balloon inside another before blowing it up. I figure it will be twice as strong, It was definitely twice as hard to blow up!) and have strips of newspaper ready to paste.

This is the first layer all covered. I will have to leave it to dry. It will dry outside on the line until i am ready to do the next layer.

It is now dry and ready for the next step.
I will repeat this at least 3 more times.

Next Project

At our Cloth Doll Club A.C.D.A we have monthly meetings, and very enjoyable they are too. They keep me going and i feel energized every time i go there. Well, we have a challenge coming up and i only have a couple of weeks to get it done and the challenge is about something to do with your childhood. Well my most vivid memory of being a child is running around the edge of the playground in slow motion being the Six Million Dollar man. with Steve Austin. Thinking back, i did not realize it then but i think he was my first crush. What was your first crush?
A little off topic, but It keeps popping in my head. I will have to make something about that time soon.

Back to the challenge, One of the favorite toys in the children's home was a thing called a Space Hopper, remember them? You maybe too young to remember either of these things, but to me they were great. So my challenge doll i am going to make is a mixed media. I am starting with the space hopper and go from there.
Tomorrow i am going to buy a balloon and papier mache it and make a Space hopper.