Thursday, March 19, 2015

new cat art doll { a fabric sculpture } sandy mastroni etsy

Here is the start of a new cat doll ...... it never looks very good in the beginning , I admit that I don't have to spend a ton of money on " supplies " , it's the TIME , it is labor intensive . This is just a strong cotton fabric { a curtain panel } and of course the stuffing ... I use a dense cotton stuffing { like they used to use to stuff sofas } Upholstery stuffing , and clean rags  { cut up soft blankets }
her head , the legs and tail have been stuffed separately and sewn into the body by hand

 then I paint her all black

black acrylic paint

a little sanding ..... then I dry brush white acrylic paint

a little color

 start the face
and then I put a coat of polyurethane on , let it dry well  and I love adding the antique finish , I brush on " Folk Art " antique medium . letting it get in the crevices .  Rub it off

and .... here is Cecilia . She is in my Etsy shop .


Paper rainbow said...

Watching your little creatures emerge from such humble beginnings is memorizing! I love the way you use old materials and turn them into something precious.

Sandy Mastroni said...

thanks !!! .......I was hesitant to show the beginnings because it looks so awful , and I also worried people wouldn't understand the price of the finished doll .
It really is all labor { many many hours }

thanks SO much for visiting and writing !!!!

angelique said...

I like the way you positioned the arms on this little kitty. Please pick me up!

Sandy Mastroni said...

oh I love to hear comments
thank you Angelique

Sandy Mastroni said...

I guess I should say " read comments " , but I sort of hear your voice too !

joanna bolton said...

Love her!

Sandy Mastroni said...

thanks Joanna !!!!