I have been working
on an early French Mignonette inspired doll off and on for quite some
time. This week I have been working on
her costume. She still needs shoes,
hair, and more embellishments.
The early French Mignonette dolls were “pocket” dolls that could be taken
anywhere by their lucky owners. The
early ones were bisque, jointed, and had inset eyes. My inspired doll is a needle sculpted cloth
ball jointed doll. She is hand painted
with watercolors and has a unique needle sculpting technique around the eyes to
give the illusion of inset eyes.
researching this project I learned some interesting information about the
bisque mignonette dolls which I will share with you in my next post. Until then wishing you a very creative week.