The girls and I spent a quiet half hour crafting more saints' dolls, each of us using our own imaginations to portray a favorite saint. Theresa and I both worked on St. Faustina to celebrate her feast. Drawing inspiration from a portrait on a holycard, I began by cutting out a simple habit in two pieces:
St. Faustina's gorgeous veil begged for a more three dimensional treatment. By folding a strip of cardstock into thirds and snipping the front in two places before folding it, the base of her veil began to take shape.
The photo above shows the white base before I turned it around and glued it to the "forehead" of the spoon in the photo below. Two neat triangular folds on either side captured the look of St. Faustina's headpiece:
A strip of dark cardstock folded in three places, draped over the top of the head and snipped and folded in the back supplied her veil. I am using my thumb in the picture below to hold down the first rear fold as the glue dries:
In the end the back should look something like the photo below. One more piece of dark cardstock covering the back of her skirt would make the doll reversible.
Here is the finished product. (Placing the doll in front of a Divine Mercy image seemed like a perfect finishing touch):
Speaking of finishing touches, I decided to have some fun by writing on the pages inside St. Faustina's little book: