no I didn't rip off her feet...she was in a toy bin at a thrift store...probably dumped because of a lack of feet!
my first step was to cover her legs with PVA and Green Tara fiber paper
I then applied some Green Tara lace and some of their lovely little paper flowers
using a sponge brush I coated the torso with black acrylic paint...I did it roughly and left some unblackened areas...
I spritzed the entire torso with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Stains...I used a mix of soft pinks and medium pinks. Once the colour was right I dried it with a heat gun and then used gold Rub 'n' Buff lightly over all surfaces
time to bling it!
and then add some feathers
of course I just had to put some wings on her and used the fusible film over Words Or Whatever chipboard flourishes...I used a heatgun and soldering iron...I have a youtube tutorial that I did a few months back...super quick and easy!
one arm was left fairly plain...not sure why...I might change it yet
her head piece is created from a small plastic hair comb crown that I got from a $2 shop
I did this face last year and I'm going to send it along with the doll in case they don't like the other one.
I really like making stuff and I thought I would run an art doll swap...I am hosting it through facebook and I was so impressed that it picked up 80 ladies from all over the world...the dolls they are sharing in our gallery are just amazing, each and every one of them are so different. It is making me a bit sad though that when people share images of their creations there are always a few that decide to put themselves down as artists and claim they didn't join in because they felt their work wasn't "good enough"...BULL SHIT!!!
The doll I created today is something made beyond my comfort zone...I have always done the paper style you all have seen so many times on my blog. When I finished her I showed my Mum and my two sons...they all laughed...but it doesn't matter...art is what you make of it...art is about exploring and learning, taking chances and having fun. I had fun and regardless of it being a good or bad piece...I enjoyed myself.
I know there are lots of artists who do better work than me...but who friggin cares?
Respect yourself and take pride in your art.
Art is my voice...I don't intend to be silenced!