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M.L. Schaefer
03-02-2013, 11:10 PM
I was looking for a special paint brush, and I found the site below.

Together with a search for Real Effects Germany, it shows me a world of artists I never knew existed!

Some may not understand it (I'm not sure if I do) but I thought it was fascinating.

http://www.dollsbysandie.com/index.php?l=product_list&c=8

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Real+Effects+Germany&qpvt=Real+Effects+Germany&FORM=IGRE

I know: dolls? But you have to see them to believe them! Handpainted....

:heart: Margarete

olliewood0702
03-03-2013, 12:09 AM
Aren't the amazing Margarete? What a skill to be able to paint these dolls to perfection. THey look so real...even their hair.

M.L. Schaefer
03-03-2013, 12:37 AM
Darla, it is amazing! Not only handpainted, but a group of artists create the dolls (faces and expressions), and then supply them to be painted and joined together. It seems some hair is handpainted, other hair is implanted, and from perusing the Real Effects site, eyes can also be specially bought. Quite an endeavor. And I can see the Collector's wish to make and have those dolls, they are so absolutely so cute and lovable!

:heart: Margarete

noge
03-03-2013, 01:35 AM
He folks - there are different ways to make dolls
this is a link to a Carinthian lady - the dolls are looking like real people -painted with watercolor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aSKyLKpKA0

M.L. Schaefer
03-03-2013, 02:43 AM
That was fun, Noge. I was tapping my foot to the yodeling!

So, these are miniature dolls, carved from wood? Or, more than likely, paper mache' (because they were painted with watercolor). I liked the poses of the people, and the "stories" being told of old-time village life (the spinning, the interactions, etc.). The little boy taking his "rest" was so funny!

I think the baby-dolls are quite beautiful, but the rustic dolls are so much more entertaining and tell stories of days gone by. They held my attention and interest!

:heart: Margarete

noge
03-03-2013, 01:30 PM
So, these are miniature dolls, carved from wood? Or, more than likely, paper mache' (because they were painted with watercolor). I liked the poses of the people, and the "stories" being told of old-time village life (the spinning, the interactions, etc.). The little boy taking his "rest" was so funny!

:heart: Margarete

Hi Magarete
The heads are basicly made from wax - with a layer of fabric - fixed with starch - the bodys are wire & pads around

http://www.google.at/search?q=elli+riehl&hl=de&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=s5czUb-mN8704QSZqYHQCA&sqi=2&ved=0CEMQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=735