The process begins: "brush it on... wipe some off; repeat...
brush it on... wipe some off!"
I started with a wash of raw umber
to provide a bit of underlying shadow.
I will then layer some soft white and cream top coats...
"brush it on... wipe some off!"
A stray vintage crocheted glove has been sitting around, "waiting..."
for this moment! It became the perfect period bonnet!
I tucked the "fingers" of the glove inside the beautifully detailed
work around the crocheted hand and wrist part of the glove.
Her paper clay corset was also given a wash of raw umber
that I wiped off, and then a wash of patina green and coral blush.
And then there's the cascading crushed tulle...
which will somehow fit into the scheme of things... right?
(my hope: the tulle will "frame" all of the lost dolls)