A syrup bottle, and a Styrofoam ball, with aquarium rocks added to the bottle for some weight. This was the beginning of a project I had started quite awhile ago, and decided it was time to see what I could do with these structures.
I added some papier mache, and a couple of pipe cleaners for the arms. Then, I brought out the paper clay, and started sculpting. I had two dolls going at once, the other one failed to get into the photo!
The first one started out as a chicken. After the clay dried, I added quilt batting to fill out her form, and create some chicken wings.
The second doll is a cat. Both of these characters were inspired by some musical instruments I had stashed away for quite some time. The instruments were so cute, I just had to have them for a "someday" project.
The Lady Chicken is a member of a very prestigious orchestra. This adorable instrument was a find at a yard sale, many summers ago. She loves it. It's even been tuned, by my handy man!
The Cat and her fiddle. They both stand about 13" tall. I papier mached the cats dress, and I used acrylic paint, to paint her. I also painted the chicken, with acrylic paint as well.
They insisted I show their "close-ups".
I hope you enjoyed meeting these two gals. Happy Mother's Day, to all you Moms' out there!
Smile On! Audrey