I grew up with Betty Boop. She is my favorite animated character of all time. I have very nostalgic memories of watching her as a child in the early 1970s, on an old black and white television. When my parents got a color TV, she was still black and white! What would Betty look like if she were booping around today? I wanted to find out.
Creating a “real life” Betty was a challenge in mixed media techniques. She started out as a cloth doll and has many layers of paint, mixed media materials, and high gloss varnish that give her a beautiful nostalgic look. Her high heel shoes are made from vinyl, for a mock leather look, and her dress is embellished with seed beads and sequins.
Betty is available as a pattern. You can pick her up in my shop. And if you decide to try her out, I know you’ll have a great time. Boop boop be doop!