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Friday, 11 March 2016

Things to Alter Cage Doll Tutorial

  HI all

I am back with the step by step tutorial on hoe to make my cage doll. The Kit is available on the Things to Alter website and costs £3. All new followers to my blog will get 10% off in shop until April. All you have to do is follow and send me an email using the link in the corner and i will send you a code to use.


Here is the kit


Take the lolly pop sticks and line them up together and draw a line across the top and bottom. Cut off the round edges with scissors.




 Using a heat gun, glue the lolly pop sticks around the seadhead flourish wheel and hold in place while it sets.


 Glue the top on by using hot glue and balancing the 4 inch cartwheel on top.


 To decorate the cage, mix orange and brown paint together to get a rust colour and paint the whole base. Add texture by sprinkling with cinnamon powder and by dabbing paint over the top to hold it in place.



Paint the head and cogs with the same technique and leave to dry





I attached the head with a big blob of hot glue and let it set fully before i tied the copper wire onto the body.
 I used Deco Patch papers to decorate the 4 inch dress form. Add a patina effect by rubbing over the rust with blue paint. I used the DecoArt Antiquing Cream Patina Green and rubbed it off with a baby wipe to get a rusty oil look.


Here is the base painted


I created a halo using copper jewelry wire and added the cogs by punching two holes through with a Cropadile.


I decorated the dress with some denim trim and a resin flower


Here is the finished doll. I added a few of the Flure de Lis shapes to the front which i painted with bronze paint.



Thank you for visiting and if you have any questions pop them in the comments and i will get back to you


I am entering my make in the SASPC March Challenge 

12 comments:

  1. Fab, just fab, she looks much better with a normal head on lol, cheers Katie fab tutorial x

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  2. This is fabulous Katie, I love steampunk!
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  3. Fantastic. You make such interesting things :)

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  4. She's awesome! I know how fiddly the putting together can be...you succeeded and she looks so pretty and inspiring! Wow!
    Thank you for sharing your doll with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    Claudia x

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    1. Thank you Claudia it was fiddly but worth it

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