Monday, October 19, 2015

Late to the party...is better,than not going at all.


I feel like I've arrived late to the party...I mean the "Day of the Dead" Party.
Last year,for the first time someone explained the festival of the "Day of the Dead" and I thought it was really quite beautiful.This doll,started off as a witch,but I was also working on some skull charms(made out of the skull collage sheet and layers of resin) at the time and I was inspired by them to transform my witch into a Frida/Day of the Dead Inspired doll.
I may be late to the party,but at least I showed up right.Heehee
To get more info on DOTD click here. 

I first painted this large angel with black spray paint. Using Deco Arts Crackle I applied it using the stencil and let dry.


I added some "witchy" black eyes and lips to the face cut out...


then added Deco Arts Fluid paint( I used Primary Magenta & Primary Yellow) to the crackle and glued on the face and bat wings for the collar.


This is when my idea took a new direction. Using a fine sharpie I tried to copy the skull resin charm I made.I glued on a flower crown and later added some of the fluid paints to the flower to help them match a bit more.


I made a simple skirt using some of the fabric I made in a recent class with Tracy Stillwell and Midge Baudouin at Art More Place. Melbourne Fl. 


Next, I added black spray paint to a small decorative frame and heart and used a pen to outline.





and did the same with the wings that came with angel.



I later decided to add some toole to the back of the head.
and then she said
I'm finished.


Retro Cafe Art Products used in this tutorial:

"Long ago God drew a circle in the sand exactly around the spot where you are standing right now. You were never not coming here. This was never not going to happen.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

Here's to making every minute count,

4 comments:

Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

This is such an awesome piece Cat! I especially love what you did with Marie!!! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Just wow!! Love this!!

reclaimed dining table said...

What a wonderful piece if art. You are amazing. You did great!

Lori Anderson said...

I wish like crazy I could make things like that! But they always end up looking like Kindergarten projects!