Hey everyone. Lesley here with a slightly personal piece this week.
You may have noticed that i have a love for dolls. Especially the old vintage type. I love their faces.......i always feel they have a story to tell.
The dolls head i have used for this project definitely has a story to tell........it tells me how broken you can feel sometimes in life.
Because the dolls head was broken, she needed to be protected, so i used one of the ATB cube kits with the arch face.
I started off with painting the cube with gesso. And then splodging on some umber coloured paint. The edges were all done with black paint.
Using a white paint pen, i scribbled broken all over the sides.
The face was painted white, then a layer of crackle glaze was added. And then black paint rubbed into the cracks.
I love the look the crackle has produced......makes her looks even more sadder and broken!
Two of the mini wings were added to side of the arch.
I mounted the head onto an old building block. Covered it in paper tape and soldered all the edges.
I then added a mini plaque and stamped the word 'broken' onto it.
The cube looked kinda lost on its own, so i mounted it onto a chunky piece of old wood. On the top of the wood, i added some white and grey paint and a layer of crackle glaze.
Thanks so much for reading.
ATB Cube kit with arch
Mini MDF wood wings, style 4
Mini MDF notched rectangle shape