One of everybody's favorite fairy tale heroines, here's my version in paper clay!
I have been wanting to make a "Little Red" for so long. I was so excited when I finished her late this afternoon I didn't even let the glue dry on the forget me nots before I started snapping photos.
"Little Red" has hands, legs and head sculpted from paper clay. She is in miniature doll house scale, measuring only 5 inches tall (6.5 if you add the box). Her body is a wire armature that was wrapped with wool felt. A variety of vintage and new fabrics were used to create her dress and her famous cape (I am really loving my new scalloped pinking sheers!). The yellow button fastening the cape to her neck was also made from paper clay. I couldn't find a mini basket for her so I made one out of brown scrapbook paper. And of course she has to carry some sweet millinery forget me nots for grandma!
"Little Red" Stands upon a painted paper mache box that was lightly sugared with German Glass Glitter. She is second in a series of storybook dolls that I am creating for PFATT each month. She'll be available for sale (usually by midnight) on the 10th. I hope you like her as much as I loved making her!!! I can't wait to start working on next month's storybook inspired sweetie. In honor of Spring, I think I'll create a Little Bo Peep. What are some of your favorite fairy tales and Nursery Rhymes?