I wanted to share the Day of the Dead prim doll I made for Angelica (Zombie Queen) for a personal swap
Skelly is made of muslin that is painted with acrylic paints and aged just a bit with ink. I needle sculpted in her facial features, ribcage, arm bones, hands, leg bones, and feet. The body is a largely modified pattern I found for free online. The bead jointing is so fun! She is fully jointed at shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees. The head was my own pattern that I had to get up in the middle of the night to draw out after having a dream of this doll.
Her lower jaw is movable with vintage buttons for the joints. I made the satin roses and some green cotton leaves for her mourning hat. Of course I made the hat too. All of her clothing is based on classic Day of the Dead dolls that I found online. The peasant shirt and can can style skirt were fun to make. I hand painted all of the lace for the can can skirt.
She has a little blue ribbon sash that ties at the back with a bow. She looks best standing as the
Angelica loves her just as much as I loved making her. It was so fun to get to experiment with a theme I haven't done much with.
Now off to pack up the camping gear! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!