Thursday, 25 May 2017

Batting Her Eyes by Lesley

Hey people, i have an upcycled piece for you this week.

This piece originally started out as a hanging tealight holder which i picked up from a supermarket for 50p.


Because it is china, there was a good chance any paint would scratch off, even if it was primed with gesso. With this in mind........i decided to cover it in torn bits of printed tissue pieces using a matt medium. And the inside was coated with two layers of gesso.


I added a was of red paint to the entire piece, and then applied texture paste through a stencil. Once it was dry, i rubbed some gold wax over the raised areas. A few little rub-ons were added as well.


The bats were painted black and more gold wax added to the edges. I used a length of thick wire, and wrapped it around the bats and then around the top of the holder.



The dolls head was primed with gesso. And i then added black, red and white paint to her.


Using the last bat i had, i wrapped a length of wire around her neck, bending it around so that the bat sat in front of her eyes.


To finish it off, i added a length of chain so it can be hung.

Thanks for reading,
L.xx

Ingredients used
Flying bats colony

3 comments:

  1. Love the bats and the touches of gold on the stencilled texture, Lesley!
    And what a fab make over this is - your imagination is almost limitless!

    Hugs,
    Claudia xxx

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  2. Love the use of book pages to cover and the touches of gold. She sits perfectly in there batting her eyes lol. Great transformation . Tracy x

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  3. I love this use of the flying bats colony, Claudia! xx

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