Saturday, November 10, 2012

Little Bo Peep..... and her sheep........

 I have been busy and sick so now I can put new things on to show you.
I did something different with these three in that I put the brad for their heads to move right under their noses so their heads can turn from the head and not the base of the neck.  They look very primitive which is exactly what I know "I meant to do that"

Monday, August 13, 2012

Two new ATC paper art doll Mermaids

This month I was to make ATC art doll Mermaids. I used some of my designer heads and made 
new bodies. I used my own hand painted paper. I thought it would be nice to make the tails more movable. They are jointed at the elbow and have three tail sections that move nicely. The neck is situated to the front of the torso. I just numbered them, but they need names--hmm how about Noreena and Laveena. Silly but it works. If you can think of two better names, then tell me. Those two just popped into my heads. They sound like twins or something.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Tim Holtz Mouse Trap swap.........Altered Art

This is a first for me making a Tim Holtz Swap but was a heck of a lot of fun. I think I like they way they turned out if I do say so myself. Hope the person who gets them likes them too.

Pirate King and Queen ATC art dolls

The Challenge this month was Pirate King or Queen and of course I had to make both. They took some time but were really cool to make. I wanted them to have a little more Gypsy-ish look to them.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

22 "G" ATCs and 22 "H" ATCs

On my quest to making an entire alphabet of my "Lovable Movable" alphabet into ATCs. I used this original Alphabet with a song that went with it for my Preschool for about 20 years. Many little children learned the letters and sounds this way.

3 Men in a tub.......Funny Paper Art Dolls.

The challenge is Careers. When it was posted, the description mentioned Butcher, Baker and Candlestick Maker. I do not think the person challenging actually thought someone would make these three characters but had in mind to make a "Career" doll. But I could not resist the thought of making these actual three and with with a tub as well. The tub was a challenge to make. I altered a regular envelope and then  added the front section and handles. I think they fit in the tub quite nicely.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

My art journal cover..........

The Art Journal I have been working on was SO plain but I knew that I would get
inspiration eventually. I purchased some very interesting wire sculptures by an artist
by the name of Jesse Levesque.  I added a fish sculpture here on this journal. I always like
to give credit to the artist and that is why you can see a little note to the side that does 
that. I used jeweled brads in the middle of the eyes and also wire to it to the cover.
For smaller pieces, I used E6000 glue and covered the entire thing with Liquitex Gloss Gel.
The pages are so colorful that the cover is a nice match.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Troll ATC Art Paper Doll.............

The Challenge was to make a "Troll or Gnome". I remember having troll dolls
as a child and collected as many of the mini ones that I could. They were
like little children to me. I played with them for hours. It was easy to name
them because of the different colors of hair. The jeweled belly button trolls
came along later. I thought it would be fun to make a "tatoo" troll with movable
arms and legs. The hair is fibers from my fiber collection. The hair is glued sandwiched
between two chip board cuts of the front and back. It was helpful to used 
jeweled brads for ear rings to keep the hair in the head. 

I used google eyes  to make him a little more silly.
I also make a blue one I sent off. I will have to 
find that picture and post it. I may have forgotten 
to take the pic before it was sent in the swap.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Raggety Ann and Andy ATC Art Dolls...........

I made two sets for this
Month's theme. this is Andy with rick-rack and a white

The Ann that goes
with this Andy has a doily apron and a red heart. The 
hair is a deep rich red thin yarn that is put in sections
by making holes around the edge of her head and 
adding the yarn. I like it a little crazy.

Ann and
ANdy's feet with pants and pantaloons.

This is the 
second set. I used two rows of wide white 
lace to make Ann's apron. I think I like the 
red hearts on them better and also little red
buttons on their tops.

Each set is a little different but both have
movable arms and legs and red yarn hair.

I like their faces.

Close up of their faces. 

These sets are about 7 inches tall. The design is original 
by me......that being that they are my version of them. 
They took a lot of time to make. But I totally enjoyed
making them and they are a great addition to my collection.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Some more random ATC art dolls......

The one on the left was made from an ad from a magazine and a random card. Her name is "Beautiful Dreamer" I used a couple left over stickers and it looks pretty funny. The right one is a remake of one I already made called "dolls"

Monday, May 7, 2012

Southern Belle.......ATC paper art doll

These are altered paper art dolls ATCs taken from an old Children's Playmate Magazine. I think the magazine is from the 1940's Her name is Mehitable. I like that name. One of my own ancestors has the name of Mehitable. They look like a Southern Belles. When there was a challenge for this theme, I was happy to make a copy of three versions of her. I hand touched them and added some embellishment too. Sometimes making a ATC art doll from a paper doll pattern can be challenging. It takes some thought to make it look like the paper doll and still have moving parts to her so she can be folded to a smaller size.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Three OOAK Paper Art Doll ATCs

I could not sleep a couple of nights ago so I got up and made PiPi, Joy and Steampunk Sue
So I call them my "Up-in-the-night dolls.

Joy is small-about 5 inches tall
with button hands and feet. 

Pipi reminds me of the the movie called
 "The Artist" which one of my favorites!

She dances.

Steampunk Sue Folded

Steampunk Sue is the tallest-about 11 inches tall

Tell a Story ATCs.....................

The Challenge here was to make ATCs that tell a story. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Fairies and Folk ATCs

Hand Drawn Ladies in hats ATCs

Friday, April 20, 2012

Steampunk ATC art doll..............


Head and torso

Legs and Shoes

The Challenge was a Steampunk ATC art doll. She folds up almost to the 3.5 x 2.5. Her head is not movable. Just her arms and legs. I like the feathers. I used some of my small hardware. I like stamps. You never know when they will come in handy.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Two more Tooty Fruiry ATC Art Dolls..........

The challenge is "Tooty Fruity". I guess this could be interpreted in so many ways. Here is Mine.