Ophelia is absolutly gorgeous, if you can say that about an old hag. Heh!
Here is what Laurie’s comments were on creating her:
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.Here are a couple of photos of Ophelia. Clicking on the picture will take you to the photo album of Ophelia.