Monday, 26 November 2012

Altered Flying Machine

Before I start a quick hello to everyone on the Tando Clock workshop yesterday held at Paper Arts in Stroud, all of you made absolutely amazing pieces.

Andy skinner altered clock



I took two days out last week to create something just for the fun of it, this little lady all started with a papier Mache heart box and an old porcelain doll from a charity shop.

Andy Skinner Altered art


I decided to alter the dolls head first and then everything else would follow on from that.




The glass eyes were removed and nuts were glued onto her forehead with rusted wire protruding from there centres, this was followed by a few paint techniques and then left to dry.
I glued one of the eyes back in and fitted an LED light into the other eye socket, finely I painted and mounted a toy propeller onto an old circuit board from a mouse to go onto the top of her head.

Altered Doll head Andy Skinner



The rest then all seemed to come together, this is a mix of found objects along with some new , you may recognise the mount on which the rear propeller is fitted as a foundations metal box foot from the idea-ology range.


Altered Art flying machine Andy Skinner

And the pulley wheels from the same range which were the only parts left unpainted.

Andy skinner altered doll flying machine

Also This Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi air mail embellishment.

Andy skinner altered doll flying machine

I will leave you with a few more pictures to ponder upon...

Andy skinner altered doll flying machine


Andy skinner altered doll flying machine

Andy skinner altered doll flying machine

Andy skinner altered doll flying machine

Andy skinner altered doll flying machine

Andy skinner altered doll flying machine

Thanks for reading and I hope it has not freaked you out :)

Andy

8 comments:

  1. No it didn't freak me out, it's the techniques that intrigue me. A fabulous mix of elements and ideas. TFS.
    Hugs Brenda xx

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  2. Ooooooooooohhhhhhhh Andy!!!!! Freaked out??.....only from the point of how good it is! I told you doll heads are fun:)

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  3. How fantastic. Love how you incorporated some cool idea - ology items, but it still looks sooo you. I'm on a search for propellers...now (:o)

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  4. Awesome, I love how twisted this is. Great stuff andy, always a treat and inspirational.

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  5. You have such an amazing imagination! Love your stuff!

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  6. It's strangely compelling, and reminds me of one of the dolls from Toy Story (the one in Sid's house -- the house of horrors).

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