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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:

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.

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

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.
« 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

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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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