A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: You can get cheap (and legal! Wink) advertising by donating a challenge prize! Go here for more info.
Total Members: 300,911
Currently Running With Scissors:
406 Guests and 3 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Nasty A*$ Shirts and child's boa, to pretty little Angel  (Read 3946 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
mightyminniemouse
« on: February 03, 2011 03:19:32 AM »

I was recently wandering my local Salvation Army store when I was hit by an epiphany. There before me was a child's dress up boa and all I could think of were angel wings. Now, I've never made angel wings for my dolls before, but who cares? Epiphanies don't care! So I began to search the store...I needed skin, dress, hair, beads, wire...could I find it all here?

Why yes, yes I can (sorry about the colour. Lighting at my place stinks for photos). I've got the boa. plus a half bag of larger white feathers, a half spools worth of 20 gauge wire and some shenille stems, and unopened bag of seed beads/crystal beads/plastic pearls, a white tee shirt and a rather nasty blue lace and fabric concoction that i'm told is a shirt. The only piece I didn't buy and isn't pictured is a jacket that I had on hand that went into making the dress.

Here she is about halfway done. The dress is almost complete and if you look by her feet you will see her partially completed head...Kinda creepy...

And here she is! She is completely freestanding, with a partial armature made from the wire and little bags filled with sugar that i used to weigh down her feet. The chenille stems make her fingers articulated and more wire went into making her wings. They're a lot poofier than I first imagined but I like them.

You can kind of see the pearls in her hair here. I got the yarm for her hair at the thrift store too, but I'm not sure if you can see it in the first pic. It's long and braided in the back, but no pic of that.

This is the best pic I could get of her peyote stitch cuffs made with seed beads. They were probably the hardest thing to do since I don't use beads much.

Any way, hope you like! Grin
THIS ROCKS   Logged

There comes a time is every woman's life when she has to say to herself "What the hell was I thinking?!"
BeaG
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 3396
Joined: 31-Jul-2005

Hi from Belgium!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2011 03:30:06 AM »

Please, do get more of these epiphanies!
You made a wonderful doll!
I love how you used all those second hand materials.
It adds character to your work.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

rackycoo
Global Moderator
Swap Moderator
Paper Crafts, Scrapbooking, and ATCs Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Member of the Papercraft Gang
Offline Offline

Posts: 27298
Joined: 01-Apr-2005

"Best of 2013" Winner; too lazy to change avatar.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2011 07:29:19 AM »

Wow, you really achieved a transformation! The doll is beautiful; no one would know she was conceived at the Salvation Army.  Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Check out my Etsy shop. Scary Toys and Halloween for everyone!
My blog: junk&stuff
Pinterest
Taramor
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2011 11:46:28 AM »

I love her, she is so pretty.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Knickertwist
Tutorial Contributor

Member of the Papercraft Gang
Offline Offline

Posts: 4192
Joined: 08-Mar-2007

Gimme some sugar baby.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2011 12:38:32 PM »

She's wonderful Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Princienna
Offline Offline

Posts: 25
Joined: 20-Jan-2011

** My Daughters' Are The Worlds Best Art Pieces **


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2011 07:57:14 AM »

wow she's beautiful ! What are u going to name her ? X
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I Love My Daughters & I Love Crafting
kjlutz
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

I am woman watch me grow!
Offline Offline

Posts: 5564
Joined: 23-May-2007

Wherever you've been, He's been there


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2011 05:10:39 PM »

What a beautiful angel.  Great job.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Sometimes you get to change the world, and other times the world changes you.

Currently drowning in the sea called PhD.

Interested in swapping for I-Spy Quilt Squares and Scraps.
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Resize the Stage in Flash CS3
How to Save a Selection in Photoshop CS3
How to Save a Workspace Setup in InDesign CS3
How to Save an Image as a TIFF File in Photoshop CS3
How to Save an Image in Photoshop CS3
Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Gift Ideas: Wooden Chain
Handmade Gift Ideas: Upcycled Car Trash Bag
Tute Tuesday: Honkin' Big Beach Ball Snowman

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.