My doll 'Ella' has her head done, but can't find her body as yet. Actually, I have to redo the neck area, as the old body I purchased needs reinforcement in that area. The doll head was made from old sacking, stuffed with organic wool, then face applied with the watercolor pencils, sprayed with matte varnish, then a clear matte liquid added over (the one Keith Lobue uses- forget name now.) I wanted a primitive look- like the old oil cloth dolls I can't afford.
Ella, my maternal GM, loved to paint ANYTHING. She once painted over a wallpaper big scene, because she didn't like the trees. Also, painted walls, milkcans, furniture- in a style ala GM Moses. My favorite memory of her was to take the bus to the dime store and eat hotdogs. ~Lou