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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!

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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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