Friday, March 30, 2018

A Revision For Peace, Serenity, and Composure - My New Mixed Media Victorian Collage and Paper-clay Art Dolls



Peace, Serenity, and Composure are a trio of sisters who do everything together. Where there's Peace you'll find Serenity and Composure. Where there's Serenity you'll find Peace and Composure. And, where there's Composure you'll find Peace and Serenity.

Peace and Serenity live in an idealized world where everything is peaceful and serene.  Composure is more of a realist and lives in a realistic world where she is always composed.  It may be a realistic world, but not one that rattles her.

They are mixed media Victorian collage and paper-clay wood art dolls that I made back in September of 2014 - two with paper-clay faces and one with a paper face.


I have always loved how Peace and Serenity came out.  They're the two shown on the left and in the center in the picture above.  I wasn't totally happy with Composure, who is the doll on the right in the picture above, so I decided to revise her face and sculpt a paper-clay one instead.



Here's how she used to look:


Here's how she looks now:


I decided to sculpt her face with paper-clay.  Then I painted her face, lips and eyebrows.  Her eyes are a combination of an eye graphic and painted shading on her eyelids.  Her corrugated paper glasses were painted with gold glitter and then glued to the brim of her nose.  I tweaked her hair a little and gave her straight bangs.  I hope you like how she turned out.


Composure - 2" x 3 1/2" x 9" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Art Doll With Paper-clay Face and Glasses

Composure is a 2" x 3 1/2" x 9" mixed media Victorian wood doll with a paper-clay sculpted face with graphic and painted eyelids, painted, face, painted lips, painted eyebrows, and blushed cheeks.  Her wood body is sponge painted and she is wearing a paper collage and embellished outfit. Her sides and back are sponge painted and her outfit is an embellished paper collage adorned with lace trim, pearl drop ribbon trim, and purple silk floral ribbon embellishment.

A fancy lace embroidered shawl is wrapped around her shoulders and fastened with a purple silk floral and a beautiful purple silk floral is fastened below her neck. Her light brown thick alpaca yarn hair from Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber is wrapped in a bun and adorned with a  beautiful lilac flower and leaf silk ribbon braid. Burgundy polka dot ribbon trim is wrapped around her sponge painted wooden base.


Peace - 2" x 3 1/2" x 9" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Art Doll With Paper-clay Face

Peace is a 2" x 3 1/2" x 9" mixed media Victorian wood doll with a painted paper-clay face with lilac blushed eyelids, rosy cheeks, pink painted finger nails, sponge painted wood body, paper collage and embellished outfit. Her sides and back are sponge painted and her outfit is an embellished paper collage adorned with lace trim and ribbon trim.

A gathered lace and ribbon over-skirt serves as a bustle for her outfit. An embroidered shawl is wrapped around her shoulders and fastened with a pearl beaded button. Her light gray thick alpaca yarn hair from Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber is wrapped in a bun and adorned with a dressy silver braid. Lilac ribbon trim is wrapped around her sponge painted wooden base.


Serenity - 2" x 3 1/2" x 9" Handmade Mixed Media Victorian Collage Art Doll With Paper-clay Face

Serenity is a 2" x 3 1/2" x 9" mixed media Victorian wood doll with a painted paper-clay face with blue blushed eyelids, rosy cheeks, red painted finger nails, sponge painted wood body, paper collage and embellished outfit. Her sides and back are sponge painted and her outfit is an embellished paper collage adorned with lace trim and ribbon trim.

A fancy lace embroidered shawl is wrapped around her shoulders and fastened with a red silk floral. Her light brown thick alpaca yarn hair from Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber is wrapped in a bun and adorned with a white flower and leaf braid. Blue polka dot ribbon trim is wrapped around her sponge painted wooden base.


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