If I had wings – Art Doll

It seems like months since I last posted anything but in reality it’s only been a couple of weeks.   I haven’t been crafting much lately. We have spent the last couple of weeks sorting out the garden and getting ready for the summer which has been great fun.

So, time for crafting me thinks!  It’s Thursday and it’s Out of a Hat Challenge.  This weeks theme is “If I had wings”  For full details of the challenge Janet’s, Sandra’s and Chrissie fabulous projects and all the entries click on the link above.

I made a little  Art Doll for this weeks challenge.  I’m not sure technically it is an Art Doll but that’s what I’m calling it for now.


The main body is a candle stick (charity shop find) covered in strips of pages taken from a book, coated in modge podge and then coated in crackle medium.   I used some kitchen strainers and sieves, from my stash, for the head, wings and the skirt.  The arms are made from the handle of one of the strainers which also has been covered in the same way as the candle stick.  Nearly forgot, I drilled a hole in the top of the candle stick to attach the head/neck.  I fixed the head/neck with a few blobs of 2 part epoxy.

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I used a metal scourer from the kitchen cupboard for the hair and a few washers for decoration.  The face has been painted onto a piece of ply.  Freddie has one of these nifty hole cutters which you attach to a basic drill.  I used that to cut the ply circle.  The face and the the hair have been attached using hot glue.

 

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I just added some beads to the end of the arms for the hands and added a couple of buttons and a pearl butterfly for embellishments.   The tutu underskirt is made from some scrap bits of tulle.

Thank you to everyone who joined in with the challenge last week and shared their fantastic projects…. Wow!

 

To everyone who is celebrating the Diamond Jubilee have a wonderful weekend of fun

Happy Crafting to All.

Best Wishes Florence x

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    1. Florence

      Hi there, Great to meet you. Please you enjoyed your visit. If I had known you were going to stay a while I would have made you a cup of tea 🙂 The camp site looks cleaner now!! You can visit again! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comments. Looking forward to following you blog.
      Regards Florence x

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    1. Florence

      Helloooo! Hope all is well. Feel free to give me any name suggestions! 🙂 Nothing is sort of singing out to me at the moment. Always great to hear from you. Thank you for popping in and for your lovely comments.
      Take care,
      Florence xx

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  1. pollyspaper

    Florence your doll is super cute. What a whimsical way to make art with found objects. You are a clever girl! She seems to have a cheerful personality. Have you given her a name? That might be a fun post to let us vote on a name for her. Glad to hear you are enjoying the outdoors and gardening. Thanks for vising me at Polly’s : ) G

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    1. Florence

      Hi G. Always great to hear from you. Hope all is well. I love visiting your beautiful blog. She definately needs a name. Will have to have a think. Thank you for calling in and for your lovely comments. Have a great weekend.
      Regards Florence xx

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  2. ceciliag

    once again i am stunned at how you can make such beautiful pieces from.. well.. stuff.. you are a very very clever woman.. I love this doll! And good for you spending time in the garden.,. it is a tonic isn’t it!1 c

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    1. Florence

      Hi Celi. Hope all is well. Thank you for stopping by and for such a lovely comments. Always great to hear from you. Will be over later for a catch up. Always like to have a cuppa at hand when I visit your blog…. and a plate of sarnies if the truth be told! 🙂
      Regards Florence xx

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    1. Florence

      Hi Sweetie. Hope all is well. It was great fun crafting with the Hatters this week. Thank you for calling in and for your lovely comments. Have a wonderful weekend.
      Hugs Florence xxx

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    1. Florence

      Hi Tracy. Hope all is well. I will let you into a secret as I know you wont tell anyone 🙂 There was a little hole in the ply that I filled but the filler wasn’t quite hard enough and I accidently put my finger nail into it! The pearls are a happy accident! 😉 Thank you for calling in and for your lovely comments.
      Regards Florence xx

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  3. jerseytjej

    I had to take a second and third look at her! I don’t see any of the items you mentioned (although I am sure you would not fool us, lol!) Great job and her face is adorable!

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    1. Florence

      Hi Gina. Hope all is well. Try and fool you guys!! As if! I would never hear the end of it! LOL! Great to hear from you. Thank you for calling in and for your lovely comments. Enjoy the weekend.
      Regards Florence xx

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    1. Florence

      Hi Sandra. Hope all is well. Really enjoyed crafting with the Hatters this week. Thank you for calling in and for your lovely comments.
      Hugs to you and the Diamond.
      Florence xxx

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    1. Florence

      Hi Wendy. Hope all is well. What do you mean. I follow your blog and see your fabulous creations!!!! 🙂 Always great to hear from you. Thank you for calling in and for your lovely comments. Have a great weekend.
      Regards Florence xx

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  4. niasunset

    What a beautiful and creative work. I loved it dear Florence and you inspired me, because I have something like candle stick but it was a lamp but doesn’t work… and it is in the store-box… You are amazing. Thank you, with my love, nia

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    1. Florence

      Hi Nia. Always great to hear from you. Looking forward to seeing your creation 🙂 Thank you for calling in and for your lovely comments. Have a great weekend.
      Regards Florence xx

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    1. Florence

      Hi Monika. Great to hear from you. Hope you are ok. Thank you for calling in and for your lovely comments. Hope you can join in the challenge again this week.
      Have a great weekend.
      Regards Florence xx

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      1. Monika

        Hi Florence. Thanks for your lovely comments. I really love your doll, it is funky and funny. I entered my girlie butterfly box from todays post. In Wales again. Have a great weekend. XXX

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          1. Monika

            Hi Florence. Never mind, got lucky with the theme of the challenge. It fitted in with what I was going to post today anyway. 🙂 Look forward to next week. XXX

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    1. Florence

      Hi Patty. Hope all is well. Many thanks tutu you for calling in and for your lovely comment. Always great to hear from you.
      Have a great weekend.
      Regards Florence xx

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    1. Florence

      Hi Lisa. Hope you are ok. She does need a name. Any suggestions?? 🙂 Always great to hear from you. Thank you for popping in and for your lovely comments.
      Regards Florence xx

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  5. Paula

    Hi Florence, she is FANTASTIC, love her to pieces she has such a beautifully painted face, she will look stunning next to those wonderful canvases you painted recently. xx

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    1. Florence

      Hi Paula. Great to hear from you. Hope you are ok. Thank you for calling in and for such a lovely comment. Have a great weekend.
      Regards Florence xx
      P.S. Stamps have finally arrived….. Yey!!

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    1. Florence

      Hi T, Great to hear from you. Hope all is well down the mountain. Just to share. There is this novel invention called a tea bag. The tea is packed in small perforated pouches! He he!!!!! Thank you for calling in and for your lovely comment.
      Take care,
      Florence xx

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    1. Florence

      Hi Alison. Hope all is well. So pleased you like her. Your opinion is always valued! 🙂 Thank you for calling in and for your lovely comment.
      Have a great weekend.
      Regards Florence xx

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  6. Florence

    Morning Rita. So lovely to hear from you. Hope all is well. Thank you for calling in and for your kind words. They are truly appreciated. Hope you will be able to join in the fun again this week.
    Regards Florence xx

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  7. Rita

    Wow, How fabulous is your doll. I cannot stop looking at it. Your a marvel, just having the talent to think of this. Thanks for letting us see such a great piece of art-work. Hugs Rita xxx

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    1. Florence

      Morning Ann. Hope you and Mr. B are well. Thank you so much for calling in and for our lovely comments. Always great to hear from you.
      Have a wonderful weekend.
      Regards Florence xx

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  8. baileyrosy

    I have missed you !!! Lovely to see you back and with such fabulousness too !!! Stunning creation Florence nothing is sacred in your house is it !!! This should be in some posh art gallery somewhere its amazing. BTW was nice to see your photo and surprise surprise to are just like I imagined. Glad to hear you have been able to get into the garden its nothingin but rain rain and more rain here !!

    Marie

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    1. Florence

      Morning Marie. Hope all is well. We are having fantastic weather at the moment. Just cool enough in the mornings to get jobs done. Can you remember the childhood saying… “Thank you for your picture, I thought it very nice, I hung it in the attic to scare away the mice! ” 🙂 Always great to hear from you. Thank you for calling in and for your lovely comments.
      Regards Florence xx

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  9. Annette G

    wow this is fantastic Florence, loving the use of all your kitchen utensils that went into the making of this amazing doll. Brilliant work. Enjoy the Jubilee celebrations. Hugs Annette x

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  10. chrissie

    Just love this fun piece Florence can’t imagine where you find such terrific ideas for things that are just ordinary utensils to most people.-I’ll never be able to look at my sieve in the same way again lol

    Love Chrissie xx

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    1. Florence

      Morning Chrissie. Thank you so much. Great to hear from you. I always keep a stock of sieves and collandars in my stash. They are a great base for wind chimes. Really enjoyed crafting with the girls.
      Regards Florence xx

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