Someday, the altered art you make today will be
old, faded, falling apart, and someone else will salvage the bits and use them
in new altered art.It's the best that any piece of art can hope for

~ anon~

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Monday, 5 January 2009

Not Sure what this ones name is... ( PLEASE don't tell Ken what I have done!)

but she is attending a masked ball so you wouldn't know if it was her anyway! A little birthday present for the lovely Katherine T (who needs to be told to update her blog!!).

This is how she started out, as one of my daughters old Barbie dolls and a soldered together 'skirt' haven't had my soldering iron out for a while, and although it was a bit tricky it was quite therapeutic after the stresses of Christmas.

Barbs was altered a bit, with the help of a bit of decopatch paper, paverpol and a clay mask, and finally dressed with bits and bobs, some emphermera, stamped polymer clay, altered cork, moulded watsits etc etc...

(click on the picture for a larger image)

oh.... and finally...................

Apropos of nothing..

I hope you are all going to buy a copy of Craft Stamper this month

(look at the Competition!!)


  1. Well what can I say? She's a bit bonkers but she's just fabby and she's very welcome in this house! Makes me grin every time I look at her. Thank you for letting her come to live with me!

  2. I've told Ken already so you really are going to be in big big trouble....she's adorable and i can so relate to her, i know you modelled her looks on my good days!!!! enjoy her KT now go update your blog with the awesome hanging you made me

  3. Good days Heidi?? you mean you were once more perfect than you are now?????

  4. Barbie never looked so good. Happy New Year Nicks.


  5. great altered doll..its great that you managed to use the solder that was passed down by your father in law..I am sure he is smiling down at your doll creation!!

  6. Best i've ever seen Barbie looking! Great job :)

  7. Wow, Barbie never looked so cool as she does now, amazing piece :O)

  8. Absolutely Fab !

    Got me mag any clues for the answer LOL

  9. Thanks for popping by! Actually I went to Lidls yesterday but it was a bit too cold to wear my outfit!
    Saw you in Craft Stamper - congratulations for the success with your workshops.
    Great blog too. I love Monty - and the altered Barbie could well be Frida Khalo.
    Happy New Year!

  10. Oh Nicks
    she looks much better like this, great job, sue.xx

  11. Nicks...this is fabulous. You are so creative. Love the doll but that soldered skirt is the coolest.


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