PREPARING THE PLATFORM:
During the project, before I chose the color of the actual outfit, I worked with the wooden plaque as raw wood. Using a 1/4 inch drill bit, I drilled a small hole in an area for the doll to stand. I chose a drill bit that would fit a common bamboo skewer.
Once I knew I would make the ballerina’s outfit pink with black shoes and she would have blonde hair, I then painted the stage a neutral gray that would not class with any other color.
After painting, in the next stage, I will be coating the stage with the resin coating so it will be pretty much indestructible.