Today, Feb. 1st, the Spring 2010 issue of Art Doll Quarterly is officially on the newstands!
Check this out!
Some of you may know that I'm a member of the Cloth/Clay workshop on Ning.com and as a group we submitted our dolls for this challenge. We were all so excited to hear that the magazine had accepted our dolls.
The challenge was to create a doll using recycled/upcycled materials. As a group we all made our dolls using the method taught in the workshop and then the rest was open for our individual expression.
The arrow points at mine! (click on the pictures to enlarge)
I "upcycled" used dryer sheets and pages of magazines to create the dolls dress. I sewed LOTS of cut strips of the magazine and then fringed them and finally sewed them all to the dryer sheet base. The bodice also was made with collaged magazine pieces and the white trim is pleated dryer sheet fabric.
To keep with my upcycled theme, I used metal stamps and embossed the wording into the paper banner she holds in her hands.
Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value. (wikipedia)