Thursday, February 25, 2010

Happy Birthday to ME!!

My little paper mache Birthday Queen.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

More Shudayra

Shudayra is all ready to continue her journey. If you're interested in viewing her artist-by-artist progress, check out our Art Doll Cool-Aberration project blog.

I added an eye bead and 3 sand pebbles from Topsail Beach, NC to Shudayra's rune bag.

And here're the entries I made to her journal.

Next she's off to visit Barb in NY. Then she'll be returning home to her mom, MA, in Ontario.

Bye bye, Shudayra!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Brooch Impression

I really like the way this tag turned out.

It's not real obvious in the pic, but the horse sticks out like bas-relief. I took a small square of watercolor paper and soaked it in warm water for a couple/few minutes. Then I sandwiched it in paper towels to remove the excess water. Took it out of the paper towels and laid it over this brooch. (I removed the pin from the brooch first so it'd lay flat.)

I kindof pressed and molded the paper around the brooch for a couple minutes and then laid it aside to dry.

Next I lightly sprayed a couple coats of Krylon glossy clearcoat to each side of the embossed tag, letting the Krylon dry between coats (it dries really quickly). I did that to seal the tag so I could paint with acrylics without wetting the paper and losing the impression. Then I painted it and added the little text labels.

The tag has been incorporated into Shudayra's journal which I'll picture soon.

Friday, February 19, 2010


I've been working on Shudayra, MA's Art Doll Cool-Aberration doll. Here she is as she looked when she came to visit me.

She still looks exactly the same. Except now she has her own pony!

Shudayra is on a spiritual and physical journey gathering runes. I gave her the rune Ehwaz which means horse. It implies controlled change, progress, a journey. I altered a horse figurine that I already had. Paper mache'd over it and added the bridle, saddle bag, saddle blanket, and floral wreath.

Shudayra is thrilled to have a companion to accompany her on her journey.

I also made her a paper mache umbrella to give her some shelter from the elements.

I'm working on my pages for her journal now. Pics soon.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here's my little paper mache Valentine Queen.