Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Melbourne! - Before

In early April I decided I to go to the Melbourne doll Market which would be held in August.
Fortunately, work denied me the dates off for it, but agreed to let me go in Late august instead, just in time to miss Manifest apparently, haha.
Before leaving for Melbourne, I  picked up a few dolly related things. I ordered five cans of MSC from ebay, and brought some fabric at spotlight as they were having a 50% off clearance fabric sale, and as I don't need more than a quarter of a meter for most doll outfits, I picked up some amazing fabric in preparation for when Rayna's body arrives. My Souldoll/Soom Adamelli Hybrid. All this fabrc for $5.00!

Love those Pattern tules  ♥♥♥
You can also see paint retarder in the corner.
I'v been practicing with water color pencils, but before that I used much more acrylic paints in my face-ups. While I LOVE some of the affects I made with water colors, I really miss the dramatic affect Acrylics create in a face-up and have decided to go back to practicing with them again, tho there are certainly some pencils tips I'll be keeping too! This was also a really big buy for me as in the brown paper bag, above the white and teal fabric, are my first artist quality pastels! When I first wanted to do face-ups I wasn't sure if they were for me. I brought some basic quality pastels and if it was something I wanted to continue, I could slowly upgrade my supplies as my skills advanced. Well, these are my first! They are two white chalk pastels, and mark my turning point into high quality materials. I'm really happy to be upgrading slowly, yay!

I then worked for 19 days straight for around nine hours a day, or occasionally 11 hours, and that left my kinda too tired for playing with dolls much. My book case however, has had another shelf re-read as I came home, read, slept and went back to work.

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