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Showing posts from April, 2011

First Day of Class

Well it's about time to get started with Dolly U. I am still lacking in supplies and there is a big sale at a local dollhouse store, so that's where my paycheck is going. But I don't want to slack off before I begin, so I'm going to do a warm up assignment using materials I already have. Join me if you like. Two years and two months ago, I had a baby shower for my eldest, Iris. My mother, from whence my creativity springs, made me an umbrella (apparently a shower tradition) in keeping with my rain forest them. This is what it looked like: Of course the minute the shower was over, I'm ripping off these hot glued items so I could use them for crafty projects. Most of the stuff is still in storage, though I did use a lot of it for Josephine's Rainforest Adventure: Anyway, because I still have these materials, my warm up will be making a doll plant. This is only the warm up because I don't feel like doing the doll greenery chapter yet. But stay tuned. I&#

Dolly U. Banners

While I gather tools and procrastinate about starting my classes, I couldn't resist a little side project. I wanted to make myself some Dolly U banners. People with sites and blogs always seem to have them, so I thought I'd try it. So I took a few shots and really got into it, so I ended up doing one for nearly every subject. And some that don't exist yet. And I ended up creating a little doll world for Alanna and getting interested in a different scale altogether. Anyway, check 'em out.  

Dolly University List of Tools

Here is a list compiled from Figurevore and FDQ In Focus, as well as some personal needs. I will NOT buy all these before starting. It would be a great way to procrastinate though... Got anything to add? Tools and Materials □ Dremel tool □ Sandpaper-fine, medium, coarse □ Button Shank Remover □ Fine Crochet Needle □ Darning needle □ Fine paintbrushes for repainting □ Doll hair □ High quality acrylics (Liquitex) for repaints □ Sealant-matte acrylic clear sealer □ Magnifier □ Vise □ Miter box and saw □ Toolbox □ Epoxy □ E6000 glue □ Clear Museum Gel □ Water spray bottle □ Straight pins □ Scissors: one each for hair, fabric and paper □ Whetstone □ Xacto knife and blades □ Double stick tape □ Small clamps or clothespins □ Armature wire □ Rat tail comb □ T-pins □ Cotton batt

Dolly University Curriculum

Below is the outline for my Dolly "university". Please feel free to add any categories that you think I missed: Dolly University Basic □ Tools □ Workspace Hair □ Rerooting Methods □ Cut and Style □ Coloring Doll Hair Repainting □ Painting Basics □ Eyes, eyebrows, mouth □ Shadowing, Contouring, Makeup, Expressions □ Body Modification Wardrobe □ Sewing Homes and Vehicles □ Customization (painting, brushes) □ Construction (room boxes, furniture) □ Interior Design Photography □ Basics □ Lighting □ Photoshop Accessories □ Making food □ Printies and Paper goods □ Jewelry □ Backgrounds □ Math Doll Business □ Ebay □ Etsy □ Networking: Doll boards, conventions □ Youtube Photostories □ Shor