|Nature Girl #1
Well, those items are fine if they're on something like a wreath that is hung and never touched, just looked at.
A doll is different: people look but always hold it, touch it, move things around. So, those real items had to be changed to look alikes.
The ferns became green thread drawings using Solvy. The end result are the long green ferny lengths on her skirt.
The feathers were photographed (then thrown outside), and then printed on inkjet printer transfer sheets. There are many out there in the market but I used Jolee's Easy Image Transfer Sheets for Light Fabrics. After printing on my printer, I cut out the images and ironed them onto light-colored fabric, usually cotton.
The brown "bark" across the shoulders was made using a brown paper grocery bag that I crumpled up, opened and spread out, and then wiped with brown Kiwi shoe polish. The shoe polish really makes the paper stronger and more long lasting I think.
|Nature Girl #2