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« on: May 17, 2008 05:50:30 AM »

This idea is from Mark Montano's book, Big-Ass Book of Crafts. His idea is to make them paperweights, but I plan to install them in the mini sculpture garden I'm making behind my art studio.

I bought a bunch of old dolls in various sizes at Goodwill, filled them with plaster of paris, and then stuck a kabob skewer in the plaster. I'm hoping the skewer will help keep them upright in the dirt. I spray painted them black, then overlaid the black with metallic gold. I tried to distress the paint to make them look old and I also protected the eyes so they would continue to open and shut. I like them, even though they are kind of weird.

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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2008 06:15:43 AM »

they are weird, but since I love weird stuff I think they are pretty awesome!!
you should post pictures in how they look with the whole garden thing.
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2008 06:16:26 AM »

Yes, please post pix when they're installed!  Hooray for weird dollies, you did a great job with them!
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2008 08:10:40 AM »

yaay! i love them!

my copy of big ass book of crafts arrived yesterday, and i was sooo tempted to run out to the thrift store right away! yours look awesome! (now i'm even more tempted!) there are just way too many cool ideas in that book!
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2008 01:01:42 PM »

Definitely try them - they are very easy. I even kind of liked them just plain black, before/without the gold. Nice and shiny that way!
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2008 10:33:06 PM »

This is soooo my type of art Smiley Smiley Smiley. Isn't that book ab-fab? I have used doll heads as graden art, but I love the golden aspect of these!!
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