Every time I look through Lisa Kettell's book Altered Art Circus, I'm so inspired! For my latest design team project I decided on making my own version of "Miabelle and Gertie", one of the creations from this incredible book.
Supplies Birdcage small crown pink wool roving small Styrofoam bird small wooden disk about 2 inches in diameter model magic in white acrylic paint in peach, pink, dark pink, rust, dark brown, black black spray paint rhinestones pink tulle scrapbook paper paper flowers assorted charms assorted ribbon pipe cleaner doll hands black glitter hot glue
Directions Spray paint birdcage, set aside to dry. form doll head and torso out of model magic, poke pipe cleaner through to form arms, let dry overnight. once dry, paint peach and add features using acrylic paint.wrap ribbon around torso to make bodice of dress.wrap more ribbon around pipe cleaners for sleeves.attach doll hands with hot glue. hot glue wool to head and carefully mold into desired shape. add rhinestones and crown. hot glue bird to disc, paint black, cover with glitter, let dry.attach small birdcage charm to head of bird then glue bird to inside of cage. attach assorted charms to cage. glue doll to top of cage. add paper flowers to doll and cage.place strips of accordioned scrapbook paper on sides of cage. secure ribbon to base of cage. tie pieces of tulle to back of cage. make a bow with ribbon glue onto waist of doll.
Tips: doll parts can be found in the baking section of craft stores you can add butterfly wings to back of doll. children's jewelry can be used in place of crown Buy Lisa's book 'Altered Art Circus' in her art fire shop