Thursday, 29 September 2016

Keeper of the Heart by Lesley

Hey people. Lesley here with an art doll assemblage for you.

I had sooooooo much fun creating this, was actually a little bit sad when i finished it!


As usual, i started out having no clue what i was making (pretty much the norm for me!) So i gave myself a challenge and closed my eyes and grabbed the craft part out of the box. This ended up to be one of the small cubes. I glued this together and covered it with sand texture paste. Once dry, i painted it with a grey wash.


The legs was from my stash.........they were given some sand texture paste as well, and then red paint rubbed over them. A couple of rusty washers and then her black shoes were added on.


Her head was roughly painted grey with a few dark grey strokes added. I used a lump of clay to make her neck. I used three cogs to sit her head on.


The clay was quite ugly looking.....so i used a length of cord to wrap around her neck.

For her eyes, i used mini screw heads.


The rusty knob thing on her head was something one of my twins bought home after a walk!

She needed arms.......they came from my stash. The hands are actually on hinges......so i thought she better have her heart to hold!


To finish off, i added a bit of glitz to her head.


I hope you like her as much as i do........she was a joy to create!


Thanks for reading.
L.xx

Ingredients used,

Wooden cogs, style 5
Wooden cogs, style 2
Mini MDF hardware shapes 
Artist trading block, cube kit

3 comments:

  1. Love your heart doll no I particularly love that she is holding a heart and I adore her legs . Tracy x

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  2. She is a great art doll, Lesley! I can understand you feeling sad that this process had ended. She must have been such fun to create. x

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  3. Lol...your work process sounds pretty much like mine, Lesley!
    I LOVE your art doll and how she came to life! She sure has her heart in the right spot! Awesomely inspirational!

    Hugs,
    Claudia xxx

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