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Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Recycled can dolls




The challenge for Flickr MADMAMMA group this month, is to make a doll from drink cans ideally that have been squashed flat. the top one i turned into an oriental doll, and i will keep that one for a while. the bottom one will go into the MADMAMMA trade, i was lucky enough to find the perfect squashed fruit drinks can yesterday, after washing and drying i sprayed it with silver metallic paint, then colour washes,added some google eyes and a jesters hat. punched a couple of holes each side, threaded some wire then added some beads.
The Orintal one i folded into shape, covered with metallic tape, sprayed with colour wash, added a altered piece of CD. added beads to the bottom,

9 comments:

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

Your Oriental doll is so elegant - who would have known her origin?

Lynette said...

What a neat idea and those look so fun to make. I'm always looking for ways to recycle things. The Oriental doll is really wonderful and the Jester is neat too!

Julie said...

The oriental doll is amazing and the Jester is grerat fun. who'd have thought?

~Babs said...

Somewhere there is a genius who stays up waaaay late at night, thinking up all these creations!
Is it you Genie/Genius?
That oriental one is just too gorgeous!
Cool idea!

Sherry said...

I've seen your jester doll on Flickr, but your oriental one is amazing!

mary schweitzer said...

You clever girl!
They are great. I LOVE the Oriental doll.
Mary

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Happy Spring from Michigan. Your Oriental doll is truly goregous. She made me giggle and smile this AM. You are such a creative and artist person. Love Ya. Hugs Judy

2smart said...

You never fail to amaze me with your many and varied talents!

T said...

Wow, what an incredible doll. I love the way things are recycled in art. And you do it so well. xt