I finally finished this old gal. She was fun and challenging, but I really enjoyed every aspect of this build.
Her head and arms/hands were made using styrofoam, Celluclay, and Paperclay. Her body was made using wadded up newspaper, fiberfill stuffing, and quilt batting. Her stand is made of 3/4" galvanized pipe and a 24" round plywood base with castors.
The eyes are handpainted over a downloaded iris print after being glued onto a 1" wooden ball. Eyelashes were applied using fake ones trimmed and inserted into tiny holes with super glue.
The outfit is a combination of vintage textiles (shawl, apron, and skirt) as well as newer fabric. I used both fabric dye and acrylic paint to dirty her up.
Her hair is made up of very small pieces of an acrylic wig and glued on. She stands 5'6" tall.
OH WOW!!!!! You added a basket of apples! What a great idea. Snow White always scared me and now that I see the old lady not cartoonish she is super scary. The wrinkles, eyes ..... even her paint job for the skin and the makeup around her eyes and lips. Such realism. Outstanding! Jedi Master.
Mom is that you? (giggles) What a wickedly, wonderful job you have done once again Laurie. The ladies in your workshop must be quite jealous indeed. I just hope it doesn't turn into a battle of the Diva's when your back is turned. If you need to separate them, just send one to me and I'll be happy to add her to the family. Hugs, MT