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Monday, October 7, 2013

Art Doll for Pat

This is the art doll I made for Pat.  Since it's almost Halloween, I just naturally had to use Catherine Moore's beautiful little witch (Bird & Paperie #20).  I think this little beauty has the sweetest face ever.  ")  I stamped the skirt (French Laundry #6) on acetate and placed it over tissue paper decorated with jack-o-lanterns, candy corn and orange stars.  I cut the tissue paper to fit the form of the skirt.  I stamped the bodice and the sleeves on watercolor paper I had made by squirting orange and brown and let it run together to make the dark lines.  (The moon was circle punch from a corner of the same paper.)  I stamped the collar and hat onto black paper and the face on a scrap of manila folder.  I attached the bodice to the skirt with a black mini-brad.  I also used these mini-brads to attach the arms.  The hands were also stamped on a piece of scrap manila folder and cut out and then glued to the ends of the sleeves.  I cut out the face and glued it to the cape/hat piece.  I also attached this to the top of the bodice with the black mini-brads.  I then added a row of the black mini-brads down the front of the bodice to mimic buttons.  I added an orange flower cut from the watercolor paper to the brim of the hat with another mini-brad.  I stamped the candelabra and the bat on more scrap manila paper with black ink.  I cut these out and glued the candles to one hand and tied the bat with black thread and attached it to the remaining hand.  I then stamped the "spooky tree" (Nature Study Plate #1) onto grey watercolor paper and cut it out, topping off  some of the thinner branches.  Lastly I stamped the cat (Inner Child #2) onto another manila scrap with black ink and cut it out.  I tied 2 bows from purple baker's yarn and attached one to the cat and one at the neck of the cape.  I used a "BOO" Bingo card (Jenni Bowlin) as the background and attached everything except the doll with glue.  I used velcro dots to attach the doll to the Bingo card.  This allows to Pat to remove her from the card and display her in other ways.


  1. Pat will be thrilled, thrilled with your amazing creation! You gave Miss Halloween so many details. I like that you made it possible for the doll to be display with the background Boo Bingo Card or separately - very cool!

    I am sorry that I am most likely the only one from our art group to comment on your beautiful creation. Yes, they will come and look at your site - who could resist - but they probably won't take the time to give you acknowledgement. You and I are the only ones that have blogs and they don't understand what it is to post your artwork which for us is being vulnerable. We don't mind when total strangers who become our art friends visit without commenting because they don't know us on a personal level. It is different for our own art group because it's like offering them a cup of tea and scone in our living rooms and they don't say "thank-you"!

    Perhaps if they take the time to read my post they will get the hint that it would be delicious if they would let you know they have visited - but please don't hold your breath - that could be fatal.

    There - that's the longest soap box post I have ever written!


  2. Thank you so much, Sara! Yes it is nice for people to leave comments. I really enjoy everyone's thoughts on the work I do. I'm not looking for confirmation, because I'm not comparing myself to anyone else. I enjoy every minute that I am creating. I think it is hard for those who don't write to leave comments. I have to look at my writing as another gift to express myself and not everyone has that gift. I am thankful for it. (Some people may wish I didn't have it, because it usually goes along with being talkative, too!) Thanks, again! Sure miss having you in my neighborhood! hugs and kisses xoxoxo

  3. Good point - I didn't see that side of the coin. Thanks for another viewpoint.