Spurred on by my enjoyment from making the first two, I decided to make another mixed media art doll and did her in a light Steampunk style. Steampunk, if it's not too dark, is one of my favourite styles!
Hope you like her as much as I do!
I found the making of the top hat much easier than I thought it would be and I've used layers of fabric again for her skirts. a vintage hanky, striped cotton and some sort of shiny satiny stuff! Forgive my ignorance in the ways of fabric!! :P
She's perched on top of a vintage wooden mill spindle, and I'm going to attach a wee metal tart tin for the base for the spindle so she stands well.
Some of you may remember this little lady from a previous post from last year. Well she never did speak to me in the end as to how she wanted to look when finished, so I undressed her and cut the chicken wire off and she is now the sassy steampunk lady above, just in case you didn't see that! ;)
I also managed to finally finish this little mixed up piece made from a wire cloche(with a small white porcelaine top knob), one of my sweet dormice in his nest, a metal fluted tart tin and an old glass candle holder.
Don't you love the way you can re-purpose just about any stuff you have into something that makes sense!? ;)
...and an update on my angel shrine doll.
You may remember that I had a heap of trouble finding the proper crackling medium around here where I live and the one I did use didn't work at all!!?
Well I used one lent to me by my wonderful saviour(time and again) Ro, from over at Luvly Bears, and it worked beautifully, though the crackling may be a bit bigger than Daryle's came out with the medium he uses. Oh the one I used was Jo Sonja's Crackle Medium.
But I'm very happy with the result and it actually looks to me a bit like an old antique crazed piece of china would! So I think I might leave the shine on and not use a matte medium this time.
I may have to touch up his eyes though, as they look a bit opaque or flat. One of the wooden beads I used for them had a small split in it when I started and that might be the reason.
I had a bit of play time with the same Ro as above, over the Easter long weekend, and we had some fun with her gorgeous dyes and I came home with this fabulous bundle of joy!
Now to start using it in some projects for my Etsy store!
Not sure if you'll be interested, but I thought I'd start a little 'thing' about what's in my creative space and take a quick shot when I think there's something interesting/mysterious/intriguing on the table in front of me that I have been or am working on at the moment!
I won't necessarily be adding text to the photo, but I know I love looking at other creatives' works in progress so maybe you do too?
Anyhoo this shot was a couple of days ago but I'm still working on these, though I've added another project or two into the mix that aren't in the shot! :)
Take care..... x
Anyone who has never made a mistake, has never tried anything new. ~ Albert Einstein