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« on: August 14, 2004 12:31:27 PM »

I have a bunch of doll bodies----they are barbie type with arms that swivel at the shoulder, but no heads or legs---any ideas what i could do with these? I've been carting them around for years and want to do something with them---perhaps  Garbage Collector could help? (I love your Speciwomen series!)
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2004 12:51:47 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2004 04:42:06 PM »

Morbid-ize them...thats what i'd do...making demonic angels with blood on their wings and body (from trying to rip their wings out), hang them from your celing with a 'noose'...It really depends on what you like.
[EDIT] I just thought of this when I pushed post...you could also stick them in a jar of liquid...
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2004 12:12:00 PM »

make pincushion dolls!
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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2004 01:18:38 AM »

I've been amassing doll parts for a long time myself with no clear mission of what to do with them - most of mine are old and a bit rotty (my preference) and are made of porceline or composit. I stayed away from plastic and rubber because they don't have the same patina as the others... but since I had many that came in big assortments picked up at the swap meet, I tried painting them - first with white or pale pink - then with a crackle medium. They came out beautiful - you can't tell they are rubber! Still don't know what to do with most of them, (they may end up as my xmas tree decorations - an entire doll part tree theme!)  but thought I'd share... come to think of it, I have tons of limbs, but very few torsos... perhaps an exquisite corpse swap is in order (I'm bummed to have missed out on the last one!)
 
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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2004 09:57:40 AM »

If you want to organize an exquisite corpse swap, I am so in.
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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2010 08:06:33 PM »

THis is odd, in my group of friends I'm normally the morbid one... but for some reason I'm saying save the dolls... lol, Have you tried playing mad doctor... my niece has these dolls I made for pieces and parts of other dolls... Yea the look wierd but she tends to play extreme dolls(not sure if anyones watched bridge to terabithia or not but it caused a doll suicide pact at our house)  Grin. So I glued and wired and all kinds of craziness to put the things back together... right now though a have a head three arms and a foot(that looks like the dog ate it) and I'm lost at what to do with them...
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« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2010 11:17:21 AM »

use them for doll armatures and sculpt over them with paper clay Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2010 09:41:58 AM »

I love the paper clay idea! I'm going to try that for sure!
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« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2010 12:01:32 PM »

You can always try and use them to make an interesting doll sculpture.  Maybe combine the different parts with random things like string, metal, and glass to make a surreal or even Dali-ish bit of work?
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