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« on: April 04, 2008 08:00:24 AM »

This is my first challenge entry! I am so excited.   Cheesy
I bought this little porcelain doll at Dollar Tree a while back in order to use her hair [believe it or not it was cheaper than just buying doll hair to make a wig]. I used the hair on another doll to make Yvaine for my first swap.

Here is the final product.


This is what I started with: Bear=$1  Place mat=$1  Doily=$1  Doll=$1.  Total $4+tax and I used my own paints


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The mess of a process


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This is an idea I have had for a while and hope to start making other animal dolls [using higher quality materials haha] and sell them.  What do you all think?
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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2008 08:18:39 AM »

I think this is great!  It looks so high quality, I never would've guessed that you did this for so cheap!  Definitely would sell if you started a whole line  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2008 08:35:29 AM »

Oh to take such ugliness and make something so adorable! The bear/baby turned out great.
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2008 08:40:30 AM »

Wow! That really turned out great, what a creative idea to combine all those elements!
I think dolls are a tad creepy (in general - sorry) but I love your polar baby!! And I love the process pic!
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2008 09:34:29 AM »

this is brilliant!  It looks so professional and nice, like something in a doll catalog.  You should post  tut!
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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2008 09:41:39 AM »

There isn't much I could post a tutorial about unfortunately.  Because the materials were so terrible, my first tries at making a pattern and sewing it together actually just fell apart.  This is all blood, sweat and hot glue.
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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2008 10:06:06 AM »

This is awesome! She looks like something my grandma would make (she makes porcelain dolls). Very beautiful! You could start a whole line of creature babies! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2008 10:36:25 AM »

You have my 3 year old's seal of approval. She thinks it's, "Oh-So cute!!"
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« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2008 10:39:52 AM »

omg, this is totally awesome. I love the way you painted the face. Just the whole combination of the different elements is very intriguing, so you just want to look at it some more and you keep switching your views. "It's a child, no it's a bear, no it's something completely different, and why is it wearing a ball gown. wait, what?" you know? sorry, maybe that's just me, I like getting confused. Tongue But I think that quality is something great to have in a piece of work. Great job.
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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2008 10:46:55 AM »

haha I like your reaction to it!
My mental process was this.

Polar bears are kind of regal, and they are really the top of the food chain in places they live.  Top of the food chain is kind of like royalty. She is a royal polar bear, and a little girl, so she is a princess of polar bears. What would a princess wear in such cold weather? something very warm, and still regal.
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« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2008 12:21:05 PM »

I know this might be a silly question, but I can't tell from the pics.  Did you add texture to the paint or are those just tiny strokes?  I hope that makes sense. 

Great job and super cute.
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« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2008 12:30:49 PM »

I did not use a texture medium, my white paint is just getting kind of dry!  I used a dry bristle brush to make the strokes look hair like.
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« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2008 01:40:37 PM »

OMG, when I first read the post I thought you bought the bear doll (the porcelain doll that already looked like a bear, if that makes sense) and stuck a doily on it for a dress.  To find out that you made that out of a porcelain doll, a teddy bear, etc really rocks.  I would definitely buy one of those.  Sooo cooo.
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« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2008 05:37:16 PM »

this is so lovely!!!!  wow.  i would buy this.
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« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2008 05:40:19 PM »

 Shocked Wow, she's beautiful! I love the detail work on her face, and her hat and shoes are fantastic! She's totally stunning, fantastic job!!! Does she have a name yet?  Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2008 07:30:53 PM »

Such a pretty and beautiful doll!  Shocked And the price for the materials are outstanding! I've tried to use the skin of stuffed animals, but was never successful. You did a great job!
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« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2008 09:51:25 PM »

gorgeous doll!!!

but it's pretty depressing to see the unfortunate bear  Embarrassed lol
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beautiful...love the different textures
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« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2008 08:25:19 AM »

She is so adorable! I would love to see more animal babies Grin
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« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2008 03:40:07 PM »

That's so cute! I would never guess that the supplies came from a dollar store.
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« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2008 05:38:41 PM »

poor teddy!


(lol, that reminded me of a book I had whenI was a kid) 

great doll!
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« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2008 08:00:34 PM »

That is a beautiful doll!
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