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« on: March 09, 2015 07:25:41 AM »



While trying to come up with an idea for this challenge, I was looking at some of the bottles we have around the house to see if the shapes/colors would inspire me.  While searching through a sack of toy jewelry (I've got a small mountain of that stuff from the bags of random girls' toys that I'm always buying from local thrift stores), looking for a heart-shaped bottle, full of colored sand, that I knew was in there (I was envisioning glueing some eyes, lips, hair, and angel wings onto that to make a goofy-looking cherub), when I suddenly remembered that I also have some miniature perfume/makeup bottle accessories, from various dolls, so I dug out that Ziplock bag too and had a look. In particular, I focused on these three items that came with Mattel's 2005 My Scene: Goes to Hollywood Barbie.



It occurred to me that the center bottle resembled the shape of a woman's legs and torso in a gown, and thus, the idea for this project was born. Here's the quick concept sketch I drew:
 


This is the roughed-out anatomy mounted on the top of the toy perfume bottle. She's pretty scary-looking at this point, eh?



Here are several shots of the more-refined model, now impaled on a sewing needle (ouch!), for stability, with many of the final details and accessories added.





Finally, the finished product. As you saw in my initial sketch, I had originally planned to give her a big, long ponytail, but, while I was flocking her head with minced sewing thread, I decided that I liked her a lot better with shorter hair, so I kept it that way.









Scale comparison with an 11-12" Barbie Fashionistas Swapping Styles Artsy doll:



Materials:
A plastic Barbie perfume bottle accessory, newsprint, white glue, minced sewing thread (hair), embroidery thread (dress top), a wire twist tie (jewelry), a magazine advertisement (clutch purse veneer), acrylic paint, ink, and marker.

Dimensions:
2.7 cm (1.1") wide x 4.6 cm (1.8") tall.

Time:
Two days; March 7th and 8th, 2015.
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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2015 07:29:03 AM »

That's pretty awesome - like you made a little doll for a doll!
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2015 09:33:56 AM »

Wow, how do you work so small and so detailed? What a fun transformation and a lovely lady! Impressive.
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2015 12:06:58 PM »

She's lovely and so tiny. I love that you saw the possibility in the shape of the doll's perfume bottle.
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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2015 04:46:48 AM »

So tiny, yet full of attitude!
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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2015 08:03:16 AM »

The shaped bottle was a real find!  What is amazing is how you worked with such tiny details!  wow...also love the materials you used...a twist tie for jewelry...brilliant!

You certainly met the challenge!
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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2015 04:30:56 PM »

So very wonderful!
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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2015 07:58:42 AM »

 Shocked How ever you made such detail in something so tiny. I am amazed.
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« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2015 07:54:58 PM »

Thank you for crafting and entering!! Smiley

It's time to vote!  Choose your favorite entry here.  Feel free to vote for yourself, of course, but only one vote per person! Smiley  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437930.0
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« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2015 08:50:44 PM »

I can't believe how tiny it is! The pose is great!
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