Friday, April 25, 2014

Monster High Rocker

Pinkie Manx

Meet Pinkie Manx.  She is the founding member and the lead singer of the band Phit! She started as a back up singer for the graveyard band Tombstone Killers.  Her voice has a sex kitten quality with a feral edge.  When she started writing songs she wanted to perform those songs and so she formed Phit!
She has a collection of boom boxes and stacks of cassette tapes right next to an old school phonograph and LP's old and new in her living room.  On her end table is her MP3 player next to a jar of fresh catnip.  Her home is a reflection of her in every way.  
"I like to drag the past into the present with me," she says as I gaze around her home.  Yes indeed, she has brought them together and what a great mash-up it is. Just like her clothing.
Pinkie wears old and new together. A new self embellished ripped edges tee shirt with a faded black denim skirt and her favorite pair of Victorian shoes with messy shoe polish, glitter and paint splatters. This is not your average grrrl.

Getting started on her face.

Adding to her eyes and lips.

Deepening the colors on her face.

Added shine to her eyes and lips.

Starting on her clothes.  
Still haven't decided on the colors for her shoes.

More detailing on the clothes.

Boom box, cut off hose and shoes all hand painted.

I have started a new series of girls that reflect the punk scene, the Riot Grrls theme and reflect those I admire like Joan Jett, Bikini Kill and Pink. Pinkie Manx is the first of this series.  She will be up in my etsy shop this week.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Chocolate Bunny for Dolls

My Version of My Froggy Stuff's Bunny
These are 1 1/2 inches tall or 43 cm.
Made from cardboard and craft paint. 
 I finished mine by adding peach colored silk ribbon.
You can even make your own packaging with cellophane and paper.

How to make these:

And her great blog:

Happy Spring Everyone!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Lagoona Made Over As

Marie Antoinette

This is Marie finished.  The following photos show her as a work in progress.
Re-rooted with white mohair, piled high. Net is attached to keep hair neat.

Beginning of face painting and blushing.
Face painting finished.  Mohair curls attached around face.
Beginning of top.  White silk with lace overlay.
Skirt is partially finished.  White silk with embroidery.
Hose and shoes.  I painted the shoes antique gold and pink and added tulle bows with flowers.
Inside of skirt is lined with ruffles.  All of her clothes are hand sewn.  Skirt and top close with snaps.

          "Psst!  Marie, there is small white mouse on your table! I think he is sampling your tart..."

Earrings are antique Czechoslovakian glass beads.
Marie is now for sale in my etsy shop. 
On a personal note:
I am very slowly getting back to my work.  Marie has given me a lift and I am hopeful that I will begin to put some speed on now.
Thank You for all of the support!
Cheers, PB