ArtWalk Pièce de Résistance

 

 

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Christmas ArtDoll

I made a cage doll last summer and she has been sitting in Luminari Arts Gallery in Astoria, Oregon.  She got a little shop worn, missing her crown and she needed a makeover!  So she came home to be the pièce de résistance for my Featured Artist show for December First Saturday ArtWalk.

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Poor Little Queen of Patience!  Time for an update!

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She looked so fresh and pretty, but sitting in a busy shop takes a toll on fragile art!

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The plan was to remove all the ephemera and replace it with glass candies and bracelet charms in Christmas themes.

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The candy was easy to wire wrap with red 20 gauge wire.  I hooked the loop onto the bottom row of the cage skirt.  Then I used red wood beads to decorate the wire that held the charms.

Finally I finished the bottom with red bows for a dramatic flair with a little mylar garland.

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The top of the doll was a complete remake.  The base of the doll torso was an Altoid tin and I had to keep that in place because it was sturdy and kept the doll together.  I made my own top with heavy cardstock that covered the Altoid tin and used red felt pen to draw a waist.  I attached paper doll face and arms and covered the arms with red braid trim to represent her Christmas top.  I finished the waist with more mylar garland I got at Dollar Tree last year.

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All that was left to do was add some sparkle with a broken rhinestone necklace.  She got a tiara, a shiny necklace and some accents at her sleeves.

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Christmas ArtDoll

I am happy how she turned out and hopefully she will go to a good home this Christmas!

 

Author: Patty Thurlby

I am a full time artist with a whimsical point of view!

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