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« on: June 23, 2011 07:43:18 PM »

I've been kinda bad at posting my projects over here on beloved Craftster! Well, might as well swing back into it Smiley

Here's the art doll (bird doll?) that I made for Lanikins in the Dia De Los Muertos/Mexican Folk art swap:

The body was sewn using the wren pattern from "The Artful Bird" which is an excellent book to have if you wanna make any shape of plush bird. I recommend it! Anyhoo, I used a canvas type fabric, then painted it black with craft acrylics once it was all sewn and stuffed. It made the body nice and solid and stiff to paint after sewing.


I cut the wings out AFTER painting, though, then glued them on. The paint really keeps the fabric from fraying... See his cool back skeleton? Smiley


The crest is a guinea feather dyed with alcohol inks.


The beak is sculpted from polyclay, baked, then glued on nice and snug!

Thanks for looking! Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2011 08:12:26 PM »

I loved seeing this in the gallery for the swap. I'm super happy to see more pictures of it, it's so amazing!
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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2011 08:23:42 PM »

This is AMAZING! I just love your work. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2011 09:26:33 PM »

Great work! And you're right, that book is handy. I saved lots of patterns from it to use in the future just in case.
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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2011 10:05:03 PM »

looooooovve love love love love love.
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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2011 12:38:14 AM »

I love this dang bird. Pinned!
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« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2011 09:03:41 AM »

I'm not a skeletal kind of person, but, I must say this bird is a little work of art!  You've given me some ideas for some peacock feathers I had to wear at my little sister's wedding. 
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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2011 03:12:03 PM »

i was SOOOOOOOOOOOOO lucky to get partnered up with noooitaremybirthday!!!  i loves this bird SO HARD...he is on display in my living room now so that all who enter may bask in his awesomeness.
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« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2011 04:05:23 PM »

Gorgeous bird, Nooo!
The Artful Bird has been on my wish list since before its release.  I love how you painted yours!
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« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2011 10:28:13 AM »

Can't argue it's uniqueness Wink I love the colourful feather you added!
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« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2011 11:04:41 AM »

This is so creative! I love your work!
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« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2011 11:52:19 AM »

So cool and creative.  I love the contrast of the black and white skeleton and the bright wings and feather.  Lovely!
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« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2011 03:30:34 PM »

Thanks for all the nice comments, everybody Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2011 07:44:07 AM »

I saw this on your blog and thought - "Just one more amazing creation by the fabulous nooo!"  Wink  You are so amazing, seems like there's nothing you're not good at!  I LOVE this little guy!
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« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2011 07:44:44 PM »

This is amazing! Gah! I want. haha
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« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2011 07:59:54 PM »

Wow, what a beautiful piece of work! I love it! When I saw the title of the post I was first a bit suspicious of how good could skeleton bird look like but this just blew my mind! The colourful wings, the skeleton... It's perfection!
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« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2011 09:27:09 PM »

oh I love this!
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« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2011 06:04:02 PM »

*wisted* I love this!
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« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2011 08:24:22 PM »

j'adore!
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« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2011 07:43:46 AM »

How do I love your bird?
Let me count the ways.........

It's a work of art!
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« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2011 08:33:48 AM »

Love it!  It makes me think of Skelanimals, but artsy and really nice.  Love the colorful detail on the wing too.
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« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2011 08:44:21 AM »

Saw the thumbnail, thought "man that's amazing!".  Then saw it was by noooitaremybirthday and thought "of course!".  You're one of my Craftster crushes - all you do is fantastic!  Love this little guy.  Grin
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« Reply #22 on: April 08, 2013 11:34:35 AM »

Looking through craft archives and this bird is amazing Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2014 06:14:28 AM »

I have The Artful Bird and I love it!
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« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2014 08:04:44 AM »

Wow, I love this! You did an amazing job
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