Thursday, August 15, 2013

Altered Dolly Heads...Paint Party Friday!

I have been taking a short break from making the Altered Pez to do Michael DeMeng's Distressed Altered Doll Head workshop! I'm learning lots of new altering and paint techniques...Be warned, the doll heads are a little creepy ala Michael DeMeng style....
I keep meaning to take before and after pics but forgot!
So cool that all of this is done with acrylic paint!
So much fun...now I have to decide what to do with all these altered dolly heads!

In the next week or so I'll be going back to doing some of the big eyed girl paintings...and more Altered Pez, once I can find more watch parts and other things for embedding in the clay.

Thanks so much for visiting my PaintPartyFriday post and hope you have a great weekend! xo

24 comments:

Sim said...

Wouaouh! Kim!!
I adore them!
Really!
I've got a special tenderness for the cute little grey one.
You're a true artist, you know that.
Kisskiss.

Dawn said...

Lots of skill and well used, but I find them a little freaky myself Dxx

denthe said...

These are really special! Are these real doll heads? Love the texture on there ...

Susan said...

These are so interesting! It is amazing how they transform. I hope we will see more. Happy PPF

MeOfCourse said...

Hi Kim. Wow! These doll heads are amazing. I love how they came out. I'm sure they were doll heads with the regular painted face but you've brought them to life.:)
gloria

Linda said...

these are fascinating Kim! The first one reminds me of a kind of garden nymph/troll and the second one reminds me very much of an antique German doll I have that was my great grandmothers-well, minus the painting :) Happy PPF!

Heather Foust said...

Really great!! I love Michael DeMeng! You have really done a wonderful job with these heads!

Pia Rom said...

Stunning little creatures and the first one hidden in the green is my absolut favorite ♥ Conny
http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

Faye said...

Kim, The doll heads are expertly altered. The first one looks like the dolls my sis and I forgot and left outdoors. The sun cracked their faces. This was before plastic was in common use for toys and dolls. I'm not sure what the substance was, something like paper mache, I believe.

I am so much enjoying my painted wooden collage you sent. I will forever love showing it off.

Christine said...

very nice and looks like fun!

Lorraine said...

ugghhhhh very scary great for Halloween

Gloria said...

I like the idea of recycling old toys, but even regular dolls and clowns scare me!

Have a wonderful week.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Most marvelous head in the garden!!! xox

Ann said...

omg...omg...omg..omg.omg.......omg.........omg...omg.omg.omg.omg..omg...........covet!!!
you know i am in creep heaven!!!!!!
i am speechless,,except for omg and covet!!!!!

Debbie said...

Very cool. I like that first one, he's so interesting looking!

Kate Robertson said...

Fascinating work. The transformation is fantastic.

Anne Manda said...

Wow, totally awesome! Especially love the first one, it's so organic, looks like it (she/he? :) sprouted from the earth! <3

Giggles said...

Yes a bit creepy but oh sooooo FABULOUS!! Wow these are so inspirational...you can go anyway with this!! Love it!!Thanks for sharing!

Hugs Giggles

missy k said...

You are on a roll!

These are stunning.

Karen x

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

Wow, I LOVE these altered doll heads. The effects you have used are so cool:) HPPF

Enejy clemens said...

Yes, they are a little creepy like you said but sweet too. You are doing a great job!! Sounds like a fun workshop.

Have a wonderful day!

Valerie-Jael said...

Wow, I LOVE them! Valerie

kat said...

You have been having a lot of fun with these dollies, they are indeed rather spooky, still good work and character here!

Julie said...

These are amazing, each one is so unique, I had to go back and look again. It's hard to stop looking at them! Great work.