This was inspired by the talented Mark Gould for the Challenge of Something Altered by Speshink, who is the guest designer for a great challenge at Smeared and Smudged.
I wanted to alter something, like Mark, that could be used as an "everyday" item. When I finished this, I asked my boys what I should call Him/Her...my oldest said Aunt Susan. So be it. My love to you Auntie and know that they have heard one too many of my childhood stories....I present Aunt Susan:
I used a doll head with the eyes that open and close when you lay it down or pick it up. I started by coloring in around the eyes and on the eyes with a black and red Sharpie.
I then mixed spackling with chalk (brown and blues) and spread
over entire head.
I had some left over canvas scraps that I used in the thied picture to make veins on head.
Dried head. I used
paint brush and SU! re-inkers (Cajun Craze, Summer Starfruit, and Soft
Suede) to color in head. Lots of dabbing and blending. Spritzed with
some glimmer mist from Tattered Angles and Maya Mists.
More dabbing and
blending. Then let dry.
Went back and did some touch ups, then covered head with Crystal Effects and let dry.
Colored in top of wine stopper with Burnt Umber Outdoor Acrylic
paint. When dried, attached to head with Crystal Effects, twice.
This was fun and worth the waiting. Now I have 3 more wine stoppers to create, watch out family! hehheeee...