Friday, March 09, 2007


Bendi mermaid doll and tuffet -







This is my first attempt to alter a bendi doll. I wanted to make a mermaid and try some new (well new for me :o) techniques.

I used tissue paper and paint to give her a textured body.
I also wanted to try to make webbed hands. They came out slightly big but...oh well she also has way to big fins/feet LOL

She has a cloth covered clay face and little tiny sea shells in her hair and on her lace dress.
Her dress was also painted with fabric paint.








The little tuffet is a tuna can (tiny size can) covered in tissue and painted. The top is stretch velvet and it has beaded shell trim attached.





My mermaid didn't come out exactly like I envisioned but she is finished and I can move on to the next project. Yeah!!

9 comments:

Linda said...

Your tuffet is the perfect prop for your delightful mermaid! I haven't tried altering a bendi- but I love yours- maybe I will try one.
Linda F from FL

Shashi Nayagam said...

Beautiful! Love your mermaid. Her tail and hands are so unusual and the tuffet is perfect.

Kai said...

Yvette, you did a great job with the Bendi! I usually butcher the poor dears. LOL! LOVE the webbed hands! And the tuffet? Perfect seating for your lovely lady!

Linda said...

I would never have known that started out as an ugly bendi doll...wow...pretty tuffet too.

Lisa of Twin Cubs said...

Very pretty and artistic Yvette. I still haven't decided what to do with my face yet! The chenille looks fine to me. I must be an expecially lazy fledgling doll artist!!!

Sherry Goshon said...

awesome and the tuffet is so cute and you did great with the bendi...you would never guess that is where you began...

Kerry said...

Great work Yvette, love the mermaid she is perfect and the tuffet is so cute also!

Heera said...

When I first saw the mermaid I could not tell that it is a bendi. Nice work with beautiful textures and colors! Love the tuffet too.
Hugs.....heera

mike said...

This was the first time, I saw something like that!! Its interesting and nice mate...
MIKE