Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Time to get in the mood for the witches and goblins and, best of all, the candy! The black bag below is the giveaway witch and her goodies, and the orange bag is my doll for the 3D group Halloween swap.
MA made the doll on the left and Yvonne made the one on the right. Tiny beauties, ain't they?
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
I stuck the key in for a size comparison (wonder what that thing's to anyway???) Ain't they cute? The heads are Orchid tree seeds that Yvonne sent me from TX. I used a fine point marker to outline the faces I saw in the seeds. The one on the left is made in one of my fave color combos and the doll is holding a couple of my fave trinkets - a teensy turquoise chicken and a tiny enameled copper heart. I'll probably make a few more before I burn out on 'em.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Now I just wait. (That's the part I hate.)
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Looking at Leslie's jewelry dolls on her Etsy site reminded me of these button dolls created several years ago. A friend made me the first dolls, a gal and her horse. Of course then I had to try making one - looks kinda like a Mexican in his sombrero.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
I used pale pink acrylic paint. After dabbing some on the front of a bloom, I blew on the rose real hard to spread the paint. Then I ran it really quickly under a drizzle of water and blew several times to spread the paint and remove the excess. After they were thoroughly dry, I coated them with gel medium to protect the paint while preserving some flexibility. The stems seem pretty secure once they're coated with the gel medium. Hopefully now I can manage to sew them on as doll embellishments without snapping them.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Here's what she looked like when she left Robyn in CA.
And this is her too cool accordian style travel journal.
This is Camille now, after Susan and Yvonne added to her.
I can't wait to get started on her!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
This scary witch measures 5 inches from the tip of her hat to the tip of her toes. She's made on a wire armature and her head is a small vertebrae bone I found in the woods. Her broom is made with pine needles. She's ready to hang in a window, on a ceiling fan pull, or from your rearview mirror. She may look scary, but she's really a good witch and will be bringing some other Halloween goodies along to the winner.
TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY DRAWING: Simply leave a comment on this blog entry anytime between now and September 30. Please include your email so I can contact you for your mailing address. Or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The doll will be mailed to the drawing winner on or before Oct 3 - just in time for Halloween decorating.
Also, if you're not already a member, join us in the 3D yahoo! group. We're a new art doll group and we host regular art doll swaps and challenges - new projects every couple months. Right now you can sign up for our Halloween and Momiji doll swaps (4 inch dolls) or our Momiji or Day of the Dead challenges.
Monday, September 14, 2009
We're enjoying the cooler temps, but we're gonna be missin' the garden. I do have maters, salsa, pesto, and eggplant parmesan in the freezer. But nothing beats fresh tomatoes.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
I've finished her journal. Jeanne made little booklets for each player which she'll bind together into a book at the end. Here's my booklet in it's entirety.
I'll miss the Queen, but I'm excited to be getting Robyn's doll, Camille, soon.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Jeanne designed it just for me. I love the boobies (of course) and the little heart fertility symbol (inspired, I think). She's 4 1/2 inches tall and shimmers in the light. I love little beaded dolls and I feel really lucky to get one from Jeanne. Thanks, Jeanne!
I made Jeanne this mixed media doll.
I made this doll with paper-fabric and then coated her in shellac. The hat is made from a seashell with a paper mache brim and ribbon, and the tiny bird is wrapped copper wire. She's about 7 inches tall.
I think it's interesting that we both went with similar body shapes and a neutral monotone color scheme.
Swaps really are fun and a great way to collect art dolls (or whatever) when you don't have lots of $$ to spend.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
I'm tickled with the great work these girls are doing in my small journal (only about 2 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches). Can't wait to get my hands on it in person. But, then again, I'm glad it'll be awhile, 'cause this project is such fun I really don't want it to end.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Here she is with her new royal purple cape by MA.
Is that not gorgeous?! You can see a bit of her necklace, but here's a detail shot.
MA called it her "Betty Rubble" necklace. Remember, I mentioned in an earlier post that Bravura resembles Wilma Flintstone?
Anyway, MA also made Bravura a tiny book where she records the names of the men whose hearts she's broken and a lachrymatory bottle in which she collects their tears. She's a wicked beauty, that Bravura!
Can't wait to see what MA does in Bravura's journal.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Anyway, here it is. (According to Q, the big gold crown ornament isn't gaudy.)
Here's a shot of the "must have" lining.
And Q with her bag.
I know it's hard to tell, but Q's pretty happy with it.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
But I hadn't planned on lining the bag... It's just a doll's bag, right? Wrong. It's a Queen's bag. So I made a lining and sewed up a nice simple, lined clutch bag. Then Q says, "IT'S TOO PLAIN." I say, "But you said you wanted something tasteful and not gaudy." She says, "I SAID TASTEFUL, NOT BORING! AND IT NEEDS A SHOULDER STRAP." Sigh. So I'll put pics up once I make a shoulder strap and embellish the bag a bit - tastefully, of course.