About this Kish doll . . .
This DOLL: Little Red Cap Riley was part of the Kish 2007 Story Book Line. The vinyl doll has nine (9) points of articulation (joints): at her neck, shoulders, elbows, knees, and hips. She can stand by herself.
Her name: Lucia means "light."
EYES: Her eyes are grayish violet, a delicate mix of many transparent layers. She has fine eyelashes (upper & lower) and feathered eyebrows using varied colors.
HAIR: Her wig is original and is mohair. I replaced the rubberbands with cotton thread, since rubberbands tend to get weak and sticky with age. I sewed a silk flower to one of her looped braids. I loosened tendrils of hair around her face and curled them.
If you would like to learn more about Riley and her friends . . .
Click here to see the official website of Kish and Company dolls.
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Her NEW Custom CLOTHING:
Marsha of Hankie Couture has designed and sewn unique clothing for each of my repainted dolls. It has been a joy to collaborate with fabric artist Marsha. More of Marsha's original creations can be found at www.hankiecouture.com.
Here is Marsha's own description of her Hankie Couture FABRIC ARTISTRY:
DRESS #1: This fancy Vintage Apron Hankie Dress has a stunning royal blue scalloped border and gorgeous embroidery on the apron!
- The skirt has pretty peach embroidered flowers with fancy green stems and a larger embroidered fruit that is sewn on to the apron.
- The bodice has a double scalloped collar with eight tiny white pearls sewn on to the edges.
- The dress is lined and there are two snaps in the back.
- The bodice back and skirt also have scalloped edges.
DRESS #2: I loved designing this French Blue Vintage hankie Dress!
The tiny flowers at the bottom of the skirt are repeated at top of the front and back of the bodice!
- The background of this delightful dress has tiny light blue polka dots.
- There are pretty light blue flowers everywhere else!
- The entire dress is lined and there are two snaps in the back.
- The bodice has 3 white pearls and a matching blue satin bow at the waist.
After removing all factory paint, I am using artist-grade alkyd-oil paints (in thin translucent glazes) with the addition of alkyd resin to make the paint surface become as flexible as the doll’s vinyl skin and to make it adhere well. I finely sand (Q-tip and finest pumice) the surface before painting it for better adhesion.
COLORS: Some computer screens may modify the color of the art. Some may make the image lighter or darker than it is. The doll has finer detail and more subtle coloring than a computer-jpeg-photo can show.