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 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.
Your icicle doll is beautiful.
By the way – I’ve tagged you – check out my blog for details.
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.
Thanks for your direction using stazon to stamp on the face image.
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marci, thanks for sharing this beauty!! love the embroidery
what a great concept! this would be a great christmas ornament, dontcha think?
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.
This is so unusual! I really like the colors you used. Was it hard to get a good image on the fabric?