Monday, May 18, 2009

Bride of Frankenstein Barbie

I have been fighting with this &*#%! satin to make her dress, but it's just not working. It's too stiff for this scale, so I'll have to try again with rayon or something, but at least she's mostly done.

Here she is without her dress. I wrapped her pretty much like a mummy, but I left the top of her chest bare to show off a big scar which I thought would be an interesting touch.

I mostly patterned her after the original Elsa Lanchester Bride of Frankenstein.

Since this doll had earring holes I gave her earrings. I tried to find something that looked machinery related. I wish I'd had little wristwatch cogs.....they would have been perfect, but these sort of do the trick.

I had a terrible time with the face paint. Rerooting, no problem, but trying to get the old face paint off with nail polish remover smudged it more than removed it. The doll on the right has the exact same face my "Bride" did before I went to work on her. The way I closed her mouth was by filling in her "teeth" with a waterproof glue. I manipulated it with a toothpick so it sat right while drying.
If I ever do a repaint again, I'll have to invest in an airbrush and better paint brushes.
Oh well, this was an experiment. Very fitting that I chose "Bride of Frankenstein" don't you think?

Saturday, May 16, 2009

A Sneak Peek

Here is the next doll I will have completed. She still needs her dress, so I'm finishing that up. I will also show a "before" photo of her face.