Thursday, October 11, 2012

Assemblage Doll

I was gifted with a free class with Leighanna Light at the Art is You retreat in Petaluma a couple of weeks ago. If you have never taken a class from her, she is wonderful.  Very informative and generous. I need to say thank you to Reva Solomon and Stephanie Thiel for giving me the class.  I was looking to add some new techniques to my bag of tricks.  I liked learning how to etch metal in a different way.

We torched Altoids tins, did faux etching using matte medium and Novacan.  She showed us how to mold faces, and cut tin.  Most of the people were making steampunk stye dolls.  I left early because my daughter was sick.  When I got home, I pulled out this heart frame and cut the hole to make a window for the frame.  I wanted to be able to see the little doll inside.  I cut words from a bag she gave us and outlined the inside of the heart with metallic lace to cover up the ugly cut marks.  The legs are the arms of the typewriter letters.  The part where the letter is was cut off and wired to the top, the part that goes into the wheel and connects to the key was used as the foot.  Now I am on the hunt for old typewriters. I had just passed 2 up at estate sales the day before too... never fails.

I am off to BBQ up some more tins.  I am going to try the mini ones and make pendants with them this time.  Lets see how they turn out...