Monday, 14 March 2016

Victorian Art Doll for PaperArtsy

 Over on the PaperArtsy blog I'm delighted to have an Art Doll featured for the current theme. I wanted one that was three dimensional and stood on its own. I was asked to use the Ink and the Dog minis for my project and  so I used this gorgeous stamp of a Victorian lady for the face, which I isolated onto clay:-

I used a Jean Paul Gaultier glass perfume bottle for the torso, although it had its own challenges, working with glass, in terms of attaching things and not wanting to scratch the paint, and its weight.

I wasn't sure if I would make a mess of making my own wire hoop skirt and I also wasn't sure if it would be self-supporting. I had some bird cages in my stash but I wanted something I could attach around the waist of the glass bottle. If you want to make one, there is a video on the challenge intro post on PaperArtsy but I hadn't seen this unfortunately as we work two weeks ahead, but I love that Linda Petersen project! I'm glad my doll stood up though so at least I managed it!

I would love to see what you make for the challenge!


  1. Oh you are SO clever! I love your doll. That hooped skirt is an absolute triumph. Lx

  2. Well done, Lucy! She is an ingenious invention! Wonderful use of an empty perfume bottle and that hooped skirt is so very pretty! I could have used her as a visual aid when I was teaching Victorian literature - that petticoat is pretty authentic! xx

  3. Fantastic project Lucy! So fun and creative!

  4. I can see why you had to make two dolls, these are so addictive! Great idea to use Frida as the face. :)