Hey everyone! Sorry we didn't post our dotee process sooner, but we were out of the city for a few days helping family with a yard sale. We really wanted to do a series of dotees using a mix of materials. The arms & legs were wooden dowels cut, painted, & glittered. To create the bodies we strung beads, sequins, & found objects onto wire & wound them into a 'ball'. We placed a small bird in the center of each dotee to represent a free-spirited soul. The eyes were drawn & coloured by hand, glued to colour-aid paper & laminated.
Unlike Martha Stewart, we do not have a laminating machine in our craft room so we had to bring the eyes into a printshop...& that is were things went disastrously wrong! Instead of placing the eyes spread apart, they were placed way too close & were laminated overlapping each other making them unable to be cut out!!! This was the Monday of send-outs & since we planned to attach the eyes & send by days end we were screwed! Thanx to our partners for being so patient while we remade our dotee heads & we are so glad you all enjoyed them!!!