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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Strange Doll Swap Gallery on: June 23, 2016 08:16:52 PM
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Strange dolls by artist Scott Radke.


artsycandice <---> dessadoll
cmarion3 <---> WiccadWitch
emilywilde <---> Sarasmile
LovelyMiss <---> JoyfulClover
PromisedHeartbrk <---> pioneer9
suereal <---> Ludi
petskin <---> PerfectlyBohemian

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2  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Beistle Inspired Art Doll on: May 29, 2016 02:34:08 PM
So, there are these fabulous vintage Halloween images that I had no idea actually a name! You should check them out here: Beistle. Thank you Pottermouth for that. I had never heard that word before seeing it on her questionnaire. So, I was completely inspired by them and made this doll for her in the Everyday is Halloween swap.

The body beneath I stuffed with fiber fill. His limbs can bend, but won't hold their post. The shimmering costume is made from shirts I bought at a second hand store. The ribbon around his neck is a scrap piece I got from an artsy reuse center.

With his mask:

Picture by pottermouth


Picture by pottermouth

Holding a little fabric pumpkin with a sculpted clay stem:

Picture by pottermouth

His little snazzy shoes. I sewed on the teeny buttons that wrapped the ribbon around them.

Picture by pottermouth

I didn't take an exact measurement but I think he is about two feet long.

Picture by pottermouth

The mask easily goes on and lifts off.

If you don't want to hide his face the mask can be hung from the pumpkin stem.

His handsome profile.

I sculpted the face out of Sculpey clay (the flesh colored oven bake stuff) along with his hands and the pumpkin stem. He is painted with acrylics. First I painted all parts black them used a little sponge to apply two shades or orange together. It allowed for some wonderful dimension to appear.

You can barely see the wire hanger here for hanging him on a wall.

I wish that I had taken progress pictures. You can't tell, but when I sculpted the head I added a large clay block poking off the top of his head. This is to have something better to glue the hat to. The hat is a piece of card stock with fabric glued to it. The buttons are sewn on but the trim is glued down.

The buttons on his costume were a great find. They are plastic but the black centers are raised and fuzzy, like velvet. I was going to sew the on but the back protruded too far and made the buttons dangle down so I cut the backs off and used some heavy-duty glue on them.

He was soooo much fun to make, I want to make more! Thank you so much for swapping with me. Your were a wonderful inspiration.

3  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Strange Doll Swap (S/U CLOSED; S/O 06/28/16) on: May 13, 2016 09:37:47 AM
Strange dolls by artist Scott Radke.


Swap name: Strange Doll Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: artsycandice
Sign-up date range: 05/13/16 - 05/24/16
Date to send item by: Tuesday June 28, 2016

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 24

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

Additional Age requirement? Craftster rules

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: NO
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:

You will make one strange doll for one partner Grin. Your strange art doll might incorporate any of the following: fabric, clay, paper, metal, wood, etc.

* There is a long crafting period for this swap, please check in at least once a week so we know that you are still crafting away. And, please post at least once before signing up to ensure you will receive notifications for this swap.*

** If you will not be able to complete your obligations please get in touch with me and your partner as soon as possible so an angel can be found **

What exactly is an art doll:

From this article, Art Dolls: Facts and Fancies, on Etsy:

What is an art doll? This is as loaded a question as What is art?

Theres no hard and fast definition to be found for an art doll. They can be made out of almost any medium or several different media. They come in various shapes, sizes, styles, and designs. They can be very realistic or abstract with barely anything recognizable on them. They can be human, humanoid, anthropomorphic, alien, fantasy, sci-fi, or just about anything in between.

From Wikipedia, Art Doll:

Art dolls are objects of art, rather than children's toys, created in a wide variety of styles and media, and may include both pre-manufactured parts or wholly original works....Art dolls production demand a wide range of skills and technologies, including sculpting, painting, and costuming. They are often multimedia objects made from materials such as fabric, paperclay, polymer clay, wax, wood, porcelain, natural or synthetic hair, yarn, wool, and felt.

These doll will not necessarily be kid friendly (you don't have to use safety eyes, can have wire hair poking out, etc.). So yeah, whatever you want to do, rigid or squishy, humanoid, or other. Grin Your partner will likely influence the form and direction your doll takes. I am getting pretty excited about this one now. Grin

Here are galleries from previous doll swaps for your enjoyment:

Art Doll Swap
Junker Jane Style Doll Swap
Art Dolls 2
Art Dolls 3

If you want to participate, please send the following information to the organizer: artsycandice

Name of swap: Strange Doll Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)

List 5 - 10 themes that you like:

List your favorite colors:

Any least favorite colors?

Anything special you want your partner to include/exclude? (fur, feathers?)

Do you have any size requests?
* Only fill this out if you have a box or something that your doll needs to fit into, otherwise, leave it blank please. *

Do you have any allergies?

Are there any allergens in your home? (pets/smoke/other):

Do you have a Pinterest you could share for inspiration?

* Please refrain from including extras. This swap is for one amazingly strange doll only. *

Please add anything else you want your partner or me to know.


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Balloon Sculpture on: April 29, 2016 08:17:23 PM
Which is really just a fancy phrase for balloon twisting. Grin

In an attempt to stand out from the other balloon twisters at the local market I decided that we need to up the quality and offering of our work. So, Over the past couple of weeks I have been learning some new balloons designs. These are inspired by what other balloon artists have done but certainly have my own "stamp" on them.

I learned four new flower designs this evening to make this awesome bouquet happen. I think I will offer it as a Mother's Day special. The bouquet includes, an iris, a daffodil, a rose, a daisy, and some sort of salvia.

Also improved upon tonight, a cute little hummingbird on a flower.

This sweetheart elephant.

And last, but certainly not least, this little bunny with his own carrot.

Thanks for looking!

5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Camel Portrait on: April 26, 2016 12:32:23 PM
I made this for my partner in the Unloved Creature swap. She said her favorite unloved creatures were camels. So, here one is...

6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Sunfish Sculpture on: April 22, 2016 05:09:22 PM
I made this sunfish for Suereal in the One Tiny Unloved Creature Swap. I have been on a sculpting kick lately and this seemed like a no-brainer. I wish that I had taken progress pictures. I cut out the shape from a piece of cardboard then proceeded to cover that in air-dry clay. I covered it over several days so the layers could dry a little to begin to hold its shape. Once it was all sculpted and dry I painted it with acrylics.

There is a wire loop on the back for easy hanging.

7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Ornate Crow Hoop on: April 08, 2016 05:33:27 PM
I made this for kittykill when she listed wanting something with a crow on it. I thought that for someone who is known for all the fabulous hoops she makes I wondered how many she receives herself. I did not have time to embroider a realistic crow but landed on this solution. I found a nice head shot on line and printed it onto a sheet of iron-on material. I ironed it to some white muslin. I browsed some ornate frames online, chose one I liked, printed it out, then traced it onto the crow fabric. I used a stem-stitch for the circle around the crow then a straight stitch for the rest of the design. It hung on my wall for several days like that before I had an epiphany and added the little key, lock, and star details. I love how it turned out.

8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Strange Doll Swap... on: April 04, 2016 02:49:08 PM
I've had dolls on the mind lately...

One of my favorite strange doll creators is Scott Radke.

Does this inspire anyone else to make a strange art doll?

Then again, it could just be another art doll swap. Doesn't have to be strange at all. Grin
9  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Have Courage Be Kind hoop on: April 03, 2016 05:40:39 AM
I made this for Kitty_Anne in the OWS 124, inspired by a quote she had pinned.

I hand-drew the text then filled it in. The little bit of lace may be vintage (found it in a second-hand shop) and the fun trim is leftover from a previous swap and fit this project perfectly.
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Monster Swap?? on: March 28, 2016 08:46:57 PM
It's been two years since this has happened. I was curious if another was in the works for this year at all...

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