Monday, July 13, 2015
The Lucky Five Dollar Wonder Doll
Welcome Back! I would like to share with you a " little deal" of a doll I found at an outdoor vendors tent. It was marked $12.00. I picked it up, and the gentleman selling the doll said, " It's yours, for $5.00."
Well, it only took me a moment to decide. Yes, I wanted another challenge!
This little baby dates from the early 1900's. The composition head and hands were attached to a very stained and soiled cloth body.
The head had been held together by some very strong medical tape. A dirty little dress and face, only added to the charm of this little diamond in the rough.
I disassembled the doll, and cut out a new body from muslin. The body was just to dirty to keep.
The head had some serious fractures, and lots of cracks. Even the face showed a tremendous amount of damage. I took this one, and removed the surface. It seemed the only way to save it.
Here is a photo of the dolls new body, and the head stripped down to the wood composition. I glued it together and patched it with some paper clay, sanded the head and the arms gently.
Here is the little dear boy, all put together again!
Some acrylic paint, a satin sealer, and his little head is all healed and healthy again.
Here he is, all ready for a good long nap, dressed in his new pajamas! Oh-oh! He doesn't appear to be sleepy. I think, I'll call him Donovan, he looks a little Irish to me.
Luck of the Irish to You! Smile On!! Audrey