A journey into the Creativity of Dollmaking and Mixed Media Art
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Mixed Media doll From the Milo Files!
This Sunflower girl is My Flat Doll. She is a mixed media doll made of fabric that was painted with acrylics, I added paperclay to the flat head, I crackled and stained parts of her, she has metal wings that were cut and textured on the sissix, then patina'd, and her arms are jointed with jewlery end caps treated with alchohol inks! Her skirt and bra are made from a piece of vintage lace that was literally "dissentegrating"...but I wanted to preserve its past...so I treated it with "Porcelain petal", then sprayed with a sealer...its delicate...but it is keeping the fabric "ALIVE" forever!!! Her head has tiny polymer flowers that I cut out from my tiny cutters that i have in my ebay store...they were painted and stained...gems were added!
So...the Milo files are stories from an"underground" creative group that I have joined...We meet on tuesdays and the creativity in the group lies in the "UNKNOWN"!!!...
You never know if it will be every Tuesday...or once or twice a month! You dont know what you'll eat there...sometimes a can of soup....sometimes "homade Lasagne and meatballs....(Delicious! MMM!)
You dont know what the next project will be, and you NEVER know what you will GET there!!!
Theres creative goodies being passed around from all of the members...its almost like "christmas" on Tuesdays!!! haha!!!
BUT Seriously...a small group have been getting together and "JUST CREATING" at Sue Milo's house! All Members Share their "specialties" and teach the group....!!!!
The First week, Doreen taught Soldering charms....The second week Sue taught the "flat Doll" that she made from a pattern from cloth, paper, scissors... The beautiful flat dolls on the board were Sue's Creations that inspired this class!
This week was my week to teach "crowns"!!! We had a great day...and I will have pictures of the crown after out next "Secret meeting"!
There is a shot of Sue's beautiful Studio...every thing is in its place..Really!!! Also, there is a picture of the sugar scrub that she created (PINK!!!) she made the labels too!! ...WOW!
It was a great day, that ended at Michaels finding new TREASURES by "Sculpey" and Lisa Pavelka products!!!! YEA!!!