Bibbie is a “blank slate” doll created for a Traveling Doll Project. She’ll travel around other artists through the mail. Each artist will add something to Bibbie as she goes, interpreting her according to their artistic vision, and write in an art journal. Eventually she will return completed, and the journal will be filled.
The thing I love about Bibbie the most right now is her tutti-frutti hair. It has been floating around my stash for quite some time now (several years, actually), and I am so excited because I think it’s a perfect starting point for her. What a personality it gives her, wouldn’t you agree?
Along with the doll, I created a traveling journal to record Bibbie’s travels.
It’s sort of a “green” journal, made entirely of recycled materials.
The pages are made of grocery bags that were cut and ironed (yes, ironed), and the cover is watercolor paper that my daughter “went to town with.” I let her play with my Holland watercolors one day, and so I had these gorgeous samples waiting to be used for something special.
I added some lace, trim, glass tiles and a few pretty beads. That was all! It was kind of time- consuming, but I like how it came out so it was worth the effort. It was a good experiment!
This is the first page of the journal. I just brushed gesso down on the paper. It will be very interesting to see how other people figure out how to do art on grocery bags!
The character in the middle is a “blob doll.” She is a rubber stamped image that I stamped onto a piece of silk I pre-treated with fabric medium. (If you don’t put fabric medium on fabric before stamping it, it could be blurry). I then sewed it to another piece of silk RST, cut it out, turned it, and made a sort of flattish “blob doll.” I was into the rubber stamp thing, and I happened to have this odd doll parts stamp, so I figured, ‘why not?’