I've been taking a the August Petit Dolls workshop with Suzi Blu here at her academy. I first heard about it from reading this post by Leandra Franiche over at Paper Artsy.
Now I'm nowhere near as good as Leandra (not many people are!) but I have been having fun with this class and been suprised at how well my dolls have turned out.
First we had to learn how to draw a pretty face, then how to shade it with waxy prismacolor pencils, then draw a body, then cut it all out.
After that it was making lovely, grungy, multiple layers of background with collage, paint, stamps, stencils...... a great adventure. We then stuck the dolls onto the background and integrated them with more layers of paint etc. I made two dolls because I was having so much fun!
The next step is to melt wax onto them... this is the scarey part because after that I can't alter them (other than to add embellishments)! I have my wax, I have my encaustic iron thingybob and I have a bank holiday weekend to do it!
Well, off I go to heat up by mini-iron and melt my wax!