Friday, May 7, 2010
Here is my first attempt at an altered art doll. The parameters were to use as many 'found' objects as possible, and paper, pens, paint, pencils and tape were not allowed. We had to use a minimum of 10 different objects, meaning if we used 10 of one thing (like buttons) that would only count as 1 item. Per usual, I had no idea what I was doing... lol... do you see a theme with me?
Attaching metal to metal was my biggest challenge... I initially tried liquid nails and even clamped it, but it didn't hold. Next I tried an epoxy. That worked well (at least well enough for it to hold together through the mail.) A friend suggested I sand it a bit to add some 'grip' so I think that definitely helped.
This was a very fun project for me because I tend to see facial images in EVERYTHING so it's simply a matter of filling in what my mind's eye sees. And I love repurposing items... and making something out of 'trash' or junk.
The more I look at her, the more pleased I am... perhaps I've found an Etsy item for my empty shop???
If you had your own shop, what kind of shop would it be?