Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Two headed girl in a cage....yup you read right

Yes, this is what I crafted up today. Don't you want to be in my brain? All you really have to do is be in the two books Mixed-Media Paint Box: Weekly Projects for a Year of Creative Exploration and The Black Apple's Paper Doll Primer: Activities and Amusements for the Curious Paper Artist and then grab the camera. Really!
First I saw this page from Mixed-Media Paint Box featuring a design from artist Cory Moortgat that I just fell in love with. It is a photo of a girl behind a wire cage.
The next part of my two headed girl in a cage photo comes from the book The Black Apple's Paper Doll Primer which features wonderfully drawn paper dolls. I do have a fondness for two headed girls. See this post.

So I simply grabbed some wire and fashioned myself up a cage and printed the two head paper doll out about half size. Then I snapped some photos. They make me giggle. I think I am going to put them in a box and in my purse so that when I am out and about they might have some more interesting opportunities....will keep you posted on that!

More about Mixed-Media Paint Box: Weekly Projects for a Year of Creative Exploration
Play With Paint All Year Long!

Incorporating paint into your mixed-media art has never been easier or more fun. Open up your paint box and delve into a year of creative ideas from 45 of your favorite artists. Whether you’ve used paint for years or have been anxious to try a new medium, you’ll find great advice and ideas inside Mixed-Media Paint Box. Each week, you’ll be guided with step-by-step instructions through a different project or technique that will add instant depth and drama to your art!

Inside you’ll find:

+ 52 projects and techniques, one for every week of the year, to inspire a weekly dose of creativity.

+ Tips, hints and suggestions from some of your favorite authors, including Ruth Rae, Claudine Hellmuth, Chrissie Grace, Bernie Berlin and Margot Potter.

+ Step-by-step instructions for jewelry-making, assemblage, journaling, collage and a variety of painting techniques to incorporate into your own art.

Discover inspiration and new ways to express yourself every week inside Mixed-Media Paint Box!


The Black Apple's Paper Doll Primer: Activities and Amusements for the Curious Paper Artist


Emily Martin

Join the creator of The Black Apple, Emily Martin, on a trip through her magical world of paper dolls, imaginary places, and clever craft projects.

Inside this book you’ll find 21 sweet, mysterious characters with clothes and accessories all their own—from a busy beekeeper’s daughter to a bird-loving librarian. You’ll also find 16 dolls ready to be designed and brought to life by you! Emily will show you how to draw, paint, and personalize your way to a little paper replica of anyone you’d like.

With basic art supplies and the instructions in the book, you’ll also learn to:

• Make a custom wedding invitation or holiday card
• Color, cut, paste, and frame a unique family portrait
• Design your own paper clothes, shoes, glasses, and the like
• Cut and fold an armoire for doll-sized clothes
• Build a paper theater using one of the TK illustrated backdrops
• Direct a stop-motion film with jointed paper doll actors
And so much more!

So sharpen your scissors and get ready for a unique and wonderful adventure.


Greg said...

Thanks for sharing this. I've been looking for articles like this to use into my blog.

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

OMGosh Stef, I had a nightmare once of being a girl in a cage! What IS in your brain? And she has two heads yet. Too funny.

Tammy said...

I used to love paper dolls when I was a kid. I liked how you could stick stuff on them quickly and change their clothes and other things like their hair or adding hats.

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