Over the past several weeks I have been taking ANDY SKINNERS TIMEWORN TECHNIQUES online workshop....he has some fab techniques and I've really enjoyed it.
At the end of the workshop we are invited to make a final piece using some of the techniques learned......this is my offering.
This piece has been in my head for a long time.....even before I took the online class......I bought the body piece.....an old inspection lamp.....years ago and it has been sitting around ever since and as you might know I like to use old doll heads!
I used a peeled paint technique on the main body section.........
added painted netting wings, heating with a heat gun makes interesting holes.....
.......an old light fitting and bulb from my recent house renovations
hang inside the old lamp......used some old meccano wheels to make her mobile.....have to admit getting them to fit was a royal pain in the you-know-what!
......on top of the doll head (they often have a hole in the top which can be a nuisance)
I used one of those sink drainer/filter things with small light bulbs and metal leaves added...
....added a small book inside a metal frame thingy......used a rust technique on the frame and then hung it from the brass curtain ring round the doll head neck
.....further paint techniques to colour the doll head.....I think she has a slightly sad look about her!
I had great fun making this piece and I am REALLY pleased with it.