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Monday, 17 October 2011

The making of Mabel....

At the request of the lovely Donna here is a photo heavy post on the Making of Mabel :D

Mabel appeared as my birthday post for Amy in september (and I never thought of posting the make,,?!) So here goes.....
I started with this papier mache skull I bought from a craft store for £2.99!

I painted it with white gesso, and collected loads of tissue paper in colours I thought represented flesh tones.
Loved the "cleaness" of the base coat!!

Next I built up layers of tissue...literally haha!

SMILE!!!
The top layer is gold tissue, which came out a subtle skin tone when applied over the pink and red.
I left a large area "clean bone" to show the original wound that turned Mabel in the first place(see scratches in the skull from other zombie claws?)
So Mabel needed hair. I had this ball of stranded thread, so I cut lengths and glued to her scalp.
(I call it "doing a Rooney" but you need to be an english football supporter to get that joke)

Obviously the transplant wouldn't take on the scalped area....

" A look at the back madam?"
A pretty headband/fascinator made from garden wire/fluffy yarn and crocheted flowers....

Her eyes are made from scrunched up white tissue, drawn on with promarkers

Hope you enjoyed this post Donna :D XXX
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11 comments:

  1. Wow gina very cleverly done love the Rooney comment lol (No I don't watch play like football) it's a bit much that it made the news don'tcha think lol. Your skull looks wonderful I hope you use this as a center piece it certainly deserves pride of place ;0) Dawn xx

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  2. Great 'make' post Gina, love the hair and lips the best I think, but I also like her eyes and teeth, aww go on I like all of her I think she great. :-) xx

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  3. EEK!!!
    That's fabulous!!! What fun!!!
    And your pics made it easier to understand the process.
    i'm pointing a few friends in your direction now!!!
    Rose

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  4. I enjoyed it :)
    i wondered about that cool skull when you posted it - i loved it then and i love it now :)
    xxa

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  5. Om my this is just too cool and cute plus creative !!
    Rose at Plush Possum sent me over,glad she did I'm following now. Hope you'll do the same !

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  6. Wow! (Oh yes, I get the Rooney... lols!) Plush Possum told me about this and I rushed over. She's wonderful!

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  7. BOO! holy moly girl! where you been keeping all this talent? this is awesome. i'm VERY impressed!

    hugs :)

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  8. Gina you truly made me smile, such a fun fun piece and tutorial. Love the rooney joke and the transplant. I soooo fancy trying something like this hehehe... you are an inspiration my friend
    Hugs June xxx

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  9. Thanks for the wonderful photos. Mabel looks fabulous.

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  10. Wow!! Really delicious and sweet, even if you look a little strange ...

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