Jess Hutch.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

ghost

ghost corner
Here's a ghost toy I painted today. She's made of sewn muslin, with a few coats of gesso (sanded in between each coat), and acrylic craft paints for that lovely matte look.

I LOVED doing this. I'm planning on doing more. The Big Toy is long-term, which is hard for me. So although I continue to knit and knit the Big Toy at night, watching various police procedural TV programs as I do so, I want to take a moment here and there to do these smaller pieces. I guess I like instant gratification (which in my weird world means spending 6 hours on a project rather than 30!).

7 Comments:

At 9:06 PM , al said...

she's lovely. soooo ghostly! :)

 
At 5:35 AM , mimi k said...

wow, I really this doll- painting on muslin could open up a whole new direction. Exciting!

 
At 5:36 AM , sew nancy said...

i love love love ghost doll.

 
At 7:06 AM , sarah said...

I really enjoy the way this turned out. She is almost ephemeral, despite being quite opaque!

 
At 10:25 AM , lisa said...

SHE IS STUNNING!!! i love her!

 
At 11:52 AM , Cate said...

She is absolutely wonderful! The colors and shape are perfect.

(I normally just lurk, but I had to speak up for this one.)

 
At 5:18 AM , LLA said...

Just one of the reasons that I admire you so much is that you never seem to stay static. You are always trying new projects, new techniques, and new mediums. Love that about you...


And isn't she a sweetie! I grew up in a house that abutted a graveyard (a most excellent playground, I must say!) So I have long had a soft spot for the eerie and ghostly. And she is absolutely spot-on wonderful...

Craft on, Jess Hutch, craft on!

 

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