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.

FACE:
materials - maya road swirl embossed with gold and rambly rose, fibers, embossing powder
metal charm ( MLA); jewel bling teal ( SH)

instructions:
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.


BODY FRONT:
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

instructions:
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.

BODY BACK:
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.

SKIRT:
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.


SHOES:

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.

9 comments:

CraftFairy said...

Cabbie, my gosh!!! mas maganda pa ito kesa sa mga Barbies ko. I luv your last comment! My DD used washable crayons on the her Barbies when she was a kid. Buti na lang grown up na sya...pero pag nakita ito, baka makatihang gayahin. I think I have to hide all the Barbies now. LOL! TFS. Luv it!

cabbiejanescrapper said...

thanks marissa for the heartwarming comment! hahaha, i hope i did not try to make you guys alter your daughters' authentic barbie in a way... hehehhe. i am glad i did share something out of something.

Liza said...

wow cabbie! you outshined yourself with this new project. this tops off the "arinola" you altered last time for the scrappin' moms idol! hahaha! galing mo talaga with altering art. i am speechless na. hahaha!

Nita Ang said...

This is what happens if you all your kids are boys... the mother ends up playing with the dolls. LOL! You are so unbelievable, Cabbie. I love your sense of adventure :D I wouldn't even think of altering a Barbie, but you... you come up with all sorts of creative ideas to spice up your life. You truly inspire me with your sense of play and I love seeing you having so much fun.

micheljoi said...

Cabbie, amazing work of art!!! Was really looking at it but i know i cant do this yet until my daughter gets older.Thanks for that reminder. I will keep this in mind and i hope one day i could make one for myself. Great Job!!!

Ella said...

cabbie, ur really an idol. mapa-LO or mala-altered art. Never thought that we can alter a doll. Love the new look of the doll.Superb.

Liezl said...

This one put me in awe again. I love dolls so much just like my nanay who never outgrew the liking at age 75. Tama ka, delikado manika ng daughters ko. It's either ako unang makialam or sila. I showed this to them and mukhang nag twinkle mga mata nila. alin kaya unahin ko itago -ung dolls o yung scrap materials ko?

Liezl said...

This one put me in awe again. I love dolls so much just like my nanay who never outgrew the liking at age 75. Tama ka, delikado manika ng daughters ko. It's either ako unang makialam or sila. I showed this to them and mukhang nag twinkle mga mata nila. alin kaya unahin ko itago -ung dolls o yung scrap materials ko?

Sheryl said...

Jane! You could sell this altered doll for ten times the price you bought it for! Gosh, you are one amazing artist, galing mo talaga! Buti na lang, my daughters never liked dolls... i wonder kung kanino nagmana hahaha

But really, you have a gift, a wonderful gift, keep it abloom. :-)

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