Tuesday, January 01, 2008
my first art doll ( with instructions)
Barbara is my first art doll. i bought her for 100 bucks.
take note that i use all scrapbook materials to alter her.
materials - maya road swirl embossed with gold and rambly rose, fibers, embossing powder
metal charm ( MLA); jewel bling teal ( SH)
1. cut barbara's hair from long curls into short nearly bald style
2. i used blue fiber and placed them around barbara's head enough to expose some of her original hair.
3. use the swirl as headdress.
materials- prima flowers, sepia accents, bling from michelle's (c/0 nita), stickles, buttons, paints, lace, revet from ace hardware, marah johnson epoxy sticker (VC); 7 gypsies paper, MM sea foam glaze, MM deep sea, sunflower and celery acrylic paint, luminarte shimmering mist iridescent green (VC), pebeo metal paints
1. disassemble body parts and paint with MM deep sea acrylic paint on all body parts.
2. paint with MM glaze sea foam. let dry.
3. spray with shimmering mist. let dry.
4. paint streaks with MM sunflower acrylic paint.
5. for the arms, paint with MM sunflower and celery.
6. position blings for the necklace.
7. use primas and sepia accents for the centerpiece. stick epoxy below the prima.
8. decorate stickles on arms and hands.
9. put buttons as "watch".
10. position lace on the pelvic area. adhere button on top of brown prima. stick the revet near it.
11. decorate legs and feet with pebeo paints.
12. stick barbara's bag accessory ( comes with the package) on her back for a kimono look. attach a metal charm too to complement an oriental style.
13. cut a piece of 5x7 pattern paper and cut with fiskars edge cutters and style it into a skirt.
14. likewise make another of the same to be placed as an underskirt. use contrasting colors.
15. glue buttons to the outer skirt.
1. paint shoes with sepia accents.
2. use stickles on the edges of the shoes. let dry.
this is the side view of the skirt style. notice the underskirt which draws close to the body.
thanks for looking. you can substitute any doll to be your art doll. just dont let your barbie doll be one... most especially, dont show your art doll to your daughters unless they know what you are up to.