April 30, 2012

Texture x 2

Ask anybody - two heads are better than one.  If I'm having trouble figuring out a solution to a problem, I talk to my husband or friend about it.  I'm not looking for answers really, just a sounding board.  Articulating out loud helps me come to terms with "it" and go from there.

I love making dolls.  I usually make one while I'm mulling over my next major art quilt.  This (these?) girls presented their own problems - I had a great time putting this together.

The heads are made of painted canvas, hand stitched and embellished with odd bits of buttons, hardware, beads, etc.  Legs made from bobbins, hand painted and cut to size.  Arms of upholstery fabric, hands needle sculpted.  The body - what to do with the body...hmmm.  Decision made - use Apoxy Sculpt - love that stuff.  A box-like form made of foam core and tape; covered it with the Apoxy Sculpt. After curing for 24 hours, it was painted.  Vintage button glued on with E-6000.   She stands 13" high.


"Lilly" texture (linear burn @19%) courtesy of Kim Klassen
My own "Grid2" texture (soft light @ 47%)

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25 comments:

SueAnn Lommler said...

What fun!!!
Hugs
SUeAnn

ashok said...

loved the buttons!

Sandy said...

This is awesome how cool are they with there woolly tops and button eyes. Sandy :) #109

Victoria said...

thank you for the peep around your crafting area this week
Vicky #107
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ps could you let me know if you visit, I have visited you as I always visit (if possible) back everyone whom visits me.
pps my candy is still open, 2 saturated canary digi's of your choice

Queen Of Toys said...

Your statue looks awesome and so quirky, I love it. It reminds me of siamese twins. suppose that is not really funny. sorry....

Eliza #19

Luna Tiger said...

Great ! These dolls make me thing to tim Burton's puppets !
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Karen said...

A wonderful piece of art, it looks great :)

Have a great WOYWW and a lovely week, hugs, Karen xx #12

May said...

LOVE , LOVE, LOVE IT.... Hugs May x x x#32

May said...

Hi... The eye stamp is a Tim holtz stamp... Visual artistry collection... Hope this helps, Hugs May x x x

Hazel said...

Interesting project - just wondering whether this is the right post for WOYWW for Wednesday? - thanks for sharing - Hazel #10 x

tueremorton said...

Cool (and a little creepy) dolls! lol. But you're so right, 2 heads ARE better than one or a sound board @ the very least :)

deb duty said...

I love it! You are so creative!!

Danelle said...

Very cool! Two heads are definitely better than one. :)

Betty Manousos said...

i LOVE your creativity! great project!

this is an awesome creation!

happy thursday!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Love the doll~ sooooo creative and fun ~thanks, namaste, ^_^

Susan said...

Wow...this is amazing!

JipetSun said...

It's fantastic ! I love it, it's a so lovely creation :D

Life with Kaishon said...

You are very, very creative!

Katherines Corner said...

you are so creative my friend. hugs and thank you for joining in the hop fun xo

Heather said...

How cute is the doll, Love it! I wish I had some of your creativity.

georgia b. said...

love it! and yes... you are right. two heads are better than one. great artistry. love all the whimsical detail.

Merike said...

Wow! Very interestig dolls. You made wonderful art :)

Linda R said...

WOW!! What a cool doll. Wonderful and so creative.. I just love it...

bailey-road.com said...

I love the doll and I love your photo!

Linda Kittmer said...

What a fun creation. I could use two heads some day! Love your creativity and photography.