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Topic: Dotees - Mini Art Dolls - Round 9 Send Out 4/19/10  (Read 25608 times)
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« Reply #430 on: May 13, 2010 08:07:57 AM »

I was wondering that as well after I accidentally on purpose found my little birdie!!!  At first I thought it was a foam or cotton ball! I must have squealed because my dog came running into the room to protect me...  Cheesy
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« Reply #431 on: May 13, 2010 03:41:22 PM »

Now I hafta go check mine more closely! Will update if I discover anything!

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« Reply #432 on: May 17, 2010 07:07:05 PM »

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. Smiley Smiley 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!!! Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #433 on: May 18, 2010 06:49:54 AM »

I figured the lamination portion might have been the culprit for a crafting disaster!!  But it all turned out so well and the mix of materials was brilliant! I now want to experiment with laminated art pieces...I can see a lot of potential for various projects!

Thanks for your information...it was a learning process for me all the way and my newly gained knowledge will definitely contribute to my further adventures into dotee making!
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