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Wednesday 30 October 2019

Industrial Altered Dolls Head for my Andy Skinner DT project.

Hi all
Yep, a totally weird one from me today for my Andy Skinner DT project this month.
I've had this tatty, bald dolls head for years. 
Time to use it or get rid of  it. And what better products than Andy's Lava Paste and his new 
Creative Expressions paints to give it a revamp.  Here's how it turned out.
Here's how I made it....
I took the dolls head, painted it with black chalky finish, then a coat of rust all over, even the eyes. Which then looked awful! Then layer a thin amount of the Lava Paste with a palette knife, like icing a cake. But for even more texture, then dab the palette knife up and down all over, the paste holds itself into little peaks.
 If you heat activate the lava paste you'll end up with something like this.
 Layers, and layers, and layers or paints in the rust, Quin Gold, Yellow, and Cobalt Teal.
 More layers - dabbed on with a sponge.
 I used plaster wrap all around where the hair would be to cover up the stubby bits and create a hat or skull cap type head cover. Then painted the hat with the quin gold, bit of rust and cobalt teal.
 More teal dabbed in to face area...then more and more layers of paint until I was happy with it.

Needed to cover the eyes as they bothered me. So feathers and metal 
embellishments from my stash transformed it from horror to industrial!
 A bag of bits from Wilko, think this bag cost about £2.50
Out comes the wire. I used it to make a metal headband. Then hooked it in and out of the holes on the base of a very old cake tin, to make the wire cage. A few more feathers on top, along with another metal embellishment to hide the stalks of the feathers and it's done.
Thanks for looking.
For a list of all the products, check out my post on Andy Skinner's blog.

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