Hi everyone. It's Bonnie here today hosting the November Get Altered Challenge. The eP Get Altered challenge begins the first Thursday of the month and is an opportunity to explore your creative journey, step outside your comfort zone and experiment with new products and techniques. It's all about having fun while creating altered and mixed media art with a chance of winning a $15 gift certificate to the eclectic Paperie . The theme I have chosen for this challenge is Art Dolls, whether they are flat or 3D. I love 'em all!
The inspiration for my art doll came from the fun and funky Blossom Parts face from Studio 490. I have had Blossom for a while but wasn't sure where I wanted to use her so she remained in the hoard vault :) I knew she would tell me eventually who she wanted to be. I added a black Clicker Cutts flower embellished with tiny silver sequins to the back of Blossom's head and some black chipboard glasses. Another star was adhered to the center of her forehead JFF. Her blue eye was brightened with a Copic marker and a black gem was layered over the pupil .
The torso is made from two wooden hearts covered in Graphic 45 A Ladies' Diary paper and edged in Vintage Photo Distress ink and Walnut Brown Big Brush pen.
The sides of the hearts were covered with measuring tape washi tape which I glued on so it would stay put.
The hearts and the head were adhered with E-6000 glue to a popsicle stick inked black with a Big Brush pen. The heart points started out touching but apparently Blossom thought she should be taller so the points slipped apart unnoticed by me. I had already covered the waist with a clock/propeller embellie from my stash. Two gears were also adhered to her upper torso to emphasize her girlish figure.
Blossom's arms and legs were attached to her torso with eyelet screws. Her arms are clock hands with gold resin hands adhered to the ends using Glossy Accents.
Her legs are three beads layered on eye pins and attached to the eyelet screws with jump rings. I created a hanger for her by wrapping an Idea-ology swivel clasp around her neck like a necklace and attaching it to itself in the back. The looped part allows Blossom to hang on the wall for all to see. She likes that :)
I hope you have been inspired to join our Get Altered Art Doll challenge. Check out the DT entries in the thumbnails below. Believe me, art dolls whether they are flat, 3D or a combination of the two can become quite addictive. We can't wait to meet yours. Blossom is even doing a jig...she's that excited :)
Here are links to some of the eP products I used: