Saturday, June 27, 2009

Upcycled OOAK Art Doll and Shaker

Believe it or not, this art doll stands eleven inches tall and is made from recycled items that others might think of as trash. His body is formed from a Styrofoam cup and covered with layers and layers of papiermache made from coffee filters, old newspapers and junk mail . His head has been formed around a cardboard roll that was left-over from my packing tape and the white pom-poms on his head are from a 1970's trim that I acquired from a local secondhand shop. To add some character to this art doll, I decided to make him a musical instrument; therefore, I put beans and loose objects from around the house inside his body before I sealed it up. He is now an ornamental shaker.

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