When you were a kid you spent hours just changing the outfits on your dolls. Well, why not do it when you are an adult? So I decided to make a new accessory for my Dada Doll and try out putting words on a spoon like in this Dada Doll uh spider.
It was really easy! All I did was cut out the entry in my Latin/English dictionary for loveless "amore carens" and then spread a thin layer of Mod Podge onto the spoon and place the words onto the spoon. Then spread another thin layer of Mod Podge over the paper.
After it was dry I simply tied the spoon to the wrist of the doll. I might want to swap out her accessory again yah know!
Need more ideas on how to make cool creations? Grab yourself a copy of the fabulous book:
Inspired by the "Dada" notion of making art from materials that would not typically be combined or expected to go together, and driven by a similar sense of irony and humor, this exciting book by Linda and Opie O'Brien shares their unique approach to making mixed-media dolls. It is not only a "must have" volume for anyone interested in found object art and the human form, it is a thoughtful and provocative exploration of the power, symbolism, and cultural significance of dolls and representational figures.
The authors share detailed techniques for using surface embellishments, creating faces, heads, and limbs, using molds and molding products, and building and transforming disparate objects into whimsical, inspiring dolls. Starting with a variety of substrates--a wood block, a canvas, a tin can, a book, and a box construction--readers are guided step by step through five types of doll constructions.
-Complete instructions for making a box construction doll, a wood block substrate doll, a two-sided canvas frame doll, a tin can doll, and a book doll
-Numerous variations on each of the core projects for further experimentation
-An inspiring gallery of mixed-media dolls from leading artists who discuss their methods and share their very personal answers to the question: "What is a doll?"
Originally from New York City, Linda and Opie O'Brien are full time artists living on Lake Erie in Ohio with their cat Angelus and his cat Angel. They teach workshops nationally and internationally. Their work includes jewelry, Dada dolls, artist books, assemblage, collage, masks, music, and more, and has been featured in numerous books, magazines, galleries, exhibitions, solo shows, museum gift shops, and private collections.WINNERS!
Here are the lucky winners from our drawing at CHA:
Helen B. won a copy of Tracie Lyn Huskamp's book
and an original water color by Tracie!
And, Johanna F. received a copy of
by Jeannine Stein and an original book by Jeannine.
And the winner for the week of February 15-19 here at Craftside for answering a question or leaving a comment is is Flynn R. and she was sent:
The Complete Photo Guide to Paper Crafts
Over 700 Photos - Cutting - Folding - Weaving - Quilling - Punching - Collage - Casting - Journals - More
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