Sunday, September 19, 2010

going on a trip

for this trip we are suspose to make an art doll to repersent us   so the doll below is what i came up with  she doesn't start out very pretty but I really like the finished doll

Humble beginnings

I started out with a base using masking tape  a match box and some mesh wire  as well as wire for the arms and legs so that they would be posable

What kind of face should she have decisions decisions  

Meet Issy    for this journey we are suspose to create a name that we are going to be traveling under and I am going to be traveling as Issabell dragon  Issy for short   .   Issy is a fairy first but also has the ability to be perceived as a dragon when necessary .   When I was making her i had a lot of choices to make when she was done she had a 2 tone purple skirt with a turquoise shell belt  beautiful flowing green hari her shirt is made from a map  and after seeing her standing there i decided she need one more thing


Going on a trip

Starting in October I am going on a Blog Journey to a place called  Imagi-Nation Its a year long blog adventure you can read more about it here        
 The creator of the Journey had created a great adventure for us and I am looking forward to being a part of it 
Today I finished two projects for said journey

the first is my travel trunk  .   After all we have to have something to put all of our supplies in   I Havn't decided it im going to add handles to each end or not

I use distressed ink on the sides and top of the of the box and club scrap paper for the sides the top is a soft blue upostery leather which takes distress ink very well 

the trunk is about 18 inches long by 9 inches wide and is about 5 inches deep   should be perfect to fit all of my travel supplies and any items i might find along the way

the inside of the box is lined with a blue velvet type of material very elegant and soft perfect for all kinds of treasures


Sunday, September 12, 2010

something old into something new

I got this old box at a yard sale I think i paid a nickle for it
It was in really bad shape   

I took it apart keeping the orginal hardware to use later  striped it down to bare wood then went to work on it
for the outside i used a piece of paper that looked like old leather the picture doesn't do it justice but you can kind of get an idea of what it looks like.

For the inside I used some paper with writing and maps on it  and I added some distressed ink to add a bit of age to the paper
I also used the old mirror that was inside of the original one   it was in pretty bad shape and had most of the reflective stuff missing and was broken on one side
but i really liked the way it looked so decided to try to reuse it
I added a flower and a feather for the stem to cover up the broken edge of the mirror and since a lot of the reflective stuff was missing some of the words showed thru .