Frida Kahlo Icicle Doll

Tonight I finished my very first Icicle Doll for a 1:1 swap at Altered Art Obsession Yahoo Group.  Many Thanks to Belinda Schneider for her fabulous tutorial and instructions.

Frida Kahlo Icicle Doll 

Frida Kahlo is a favorite icon of mine and this small doll represents her pretty well.  Her face is rubber stamped on heavy muslin using StazOn ink.  I embroidered silk leaves and two shades of pink roses in her hair and then added some gold beads around her neck (very similar to one of the pictures I have of her).  There is a silk ribbon loop on the back for hanging.

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8 Responses to Frida Kahlo Icicle Doll

  1. This is so unusual! I really like the colors you used. Was it hard to get a good image on the fabric?
    Mary

  2. Marci says:

    Thanks Mary! The image is a rubber stamp using StazOn ink in Brown Timber. I used a nice piece of cotton quilting fabric that actually had a white paisley design stamped onto it. I used the back side of the fabric to stamp on so the white only partially shows through and gives some depth to her face. I can’t wait to make more of these.

  3. ellen says:

    what a great concept! this would be a great christmas ornament, dontcha think?

  4. Belinda says:

    marci, thanks for sharing this beauty!! love the embroidery

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  6. Lay Hoon says:

    Thanks for your direction using stazon to stamp on the face image.

  7. JJ says:

    gorgeous! I also love your comments on journaling your art ideas. I have done this for years now and love to read old journals. this is a great way to unblock your creativity when needed.

  8. Dawn says:

    Your icicle doll is beautiful.
    By the way – I’ve tagged you – check out my blog for details.
    http://dawnsellers.typepad.com/windows_to_me/2008/04/tag-youre-it.html

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