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susanab
« on: August 19, 2012 03:34:51 PM »


i made this southwest art doll using fabrics that i got when i was in santa fe. she didn't really turn out the way that i expected--she's more cartoonish than i thought she would be--but isn't that how it happens Wink?

her necklace is one of the bottlecaps that i found on the road during vacation.  here are eight of them--these were like found treasures to me-- her necklace is made with the bottle cap in the upper right:


and i used one of these to whomp a hole into it for the hemp string:




i don't think that i'll be able to get that exact New Mexican look to caps here in NJ but i've been spending time rusting up some caps that i bought on ebay.


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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2012 04:06:30 PM »

Very cute susanab! I love her necklace- great use of a found bottle cap! She looks like she needs a scrappy cat to snuggle up to though  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2012 04:28:42 PM »

yes she does!!!
now she is a LOT happier!
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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2012 04:31:37 PM »

So cute, and great fabrics!
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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2012 04:53:30 PM »

Much happier  Grin

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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2012 07:43:38 AM »

I love your Southwest Art Doll & Scrappy Cat they are such Darlings!! Cheesy Great designing & the used bottle caps & things!!
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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2012 02:23:25 PM »

I love the bottle cap detail also. When I took my assemblage class, the teacher gave us sharpened nails to use as punches. I asked one of my coworkers if he would grind/sand some for me and he told me just to use pavement as a grinding mechanism, which I did and it works great for punching thru bottle caps.

And what solution are you using for rusting?

I like her face - cartoony or not.
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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2012 05:15:20 AM »

What a lovely art doll she is, Susan! How nice of you to make her a nice art cat to accompany her!

My kids love bottlecaps a lot and take them home as if they found the biggest treasure, haha! But you gave me an idea what to do with them.

Thanks for sharing Susan!  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2012 06:39:54 AM »

It's so great that you made her a cat buddy - I'm sure she's much happier now! And the bottle cap necklace is a great touch. Isn't it funny how things like smashed bottle caps are so much more interesting when they are from somewhere else?
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« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2012 04:55:05 PM »

i only WISH i made that cat--it comes from the mind, spirit and hands of teachart!
smmarrt--for this i used bleach and cider vinegar then left them outside through a few thunderstorms/and hours of sunshine.
thanks all for the happy commets!!
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