Thursday, April 30, 2015

Maggie's Marvelous Dolls

Here are Maggie's lovely dolls from March's meeting. 

This is Maude the Saucy Spinster

THE BLACK AND WHITE doll was made using my aunt’s bathing suit, from a photo transferred onto a transparency, and Tanny’s grandmother’s head copied onto cardstock.  The pantaloons were created from wooden blocks and old lace and the black and white body and head were from a sheet of washi paper adhere to a wooden block.  I call her Maude, the Saucy Spinster

This is Sister Wife

The other wooden doll was my experiment doll.  I love her.  I stamped the face onto a piece of colored transparency paper, used a transfer copy of my aunt’s dress and put some colored legs on her.  She is holding a baby, also made from wood.  Her headdress is elaborately made from one side of a used towel bar I found at the thrift store and inked with alcohol ink then topped off with an old knob.  I call her sister-wife for no other reason except that she reminds me of one of the women on the hit show about sister-wife’s, as in you’re never quite sure what you’re going to get.

Thanks to Tanni and her help, I also made a soda pop doll.  I love to glitz my art out and this Sassy girl is no exception.  I utilized found jewels from garage sales along with metal this and that’s from the Habit store.  Tanni made me a face by inking and coloring on piece of chipboard. She is whispering “come here big boy”.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Tanny's Latest Creations

These are Tanny's latest dolls. It looks like 2 of them are based on the wooden dolls Maggie showed us in March and the other is one of her gorgeous soda can dolls. Enjoy the eye candy!

Wonderful creations Tanny! I love that swank of hair on the soda can doll. Great idea!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Maisie de Witt

Our March meeting was hosted by Maggie. She showed us how to make a doll from scrap pieces of wood, transparencies and found objects. I finished my doll this week and would like to introduce you to:

Maisie de Witt

Here are some close up pictures of her different parts. I used some plastic waste product I found at the Creation Station in Lynwood Washington a few years ago along with some brads, light bulbs, charms and jewelry bits from my stash.  

I covered the plastic bits with alcohol inks and added some bling and hardware pieces. 

Her body has old jewelry bits, a game piece and a plastic compass. 

Her legs are 2 plastic waste tubes covered with alcohol ink and some fibers glued around the top, sort of like boot tops. 

It was a fun project and will be fun to make another one some time. Thank you to Maggie for showing us the How To.