Sunday, April 26, 2009

On a roll today

After finishing the quilt today I thought I had better get going and do some doll faces again, use it or lose it as the saying goes and its the same with drawing the faces. So I thought seeing as I am practicing I would give you all a glimpse into the process I do when doing a flat face.

You will notice at the top of the faces there is a sort of "onion top" LOL..... sorry just looked at it and thought my gosh .......hehe....... basically I always do a tab instead of just leaving an opening for stuffing then as you stuff that tab folds inside and you have a nice edge to sew up plus no fraying as you stuff. The hair of course will hide this once its on and having this at the top of the head means you get a really nice finish at the chin area.

I also like to draw my faces on lightly with pencil prior to stuffing, I find it easier to get the face right by doing this. (just my preference)

This is only the start of the layering process just getting some colour on there and will build it up as I go, well hopefully, as its been a while since Ive done any faces.


  1. Wow, faces and blog bling too! lol Thanks for sharing how you do the faces...what sort of dolls do you use the flat faces on please?? lol Hugs Naomi

  2. Looking great as usual :o))... just love how you do the faces!!

    Sharon 2

  3. Oh goody a tut... Looking good already....
    Cath Ü

  4. Hello Sharon,
    I love her face and will come back here to practice some faces of my is good to see how you make your beautiful doll expressions!

  5. Nah! You aren't going to forget how to make faces. This one already looks great! I mark mine with the air erasable pen then quickly go over the lines with oil pencils in the colors I will be using.
    hugs Karen