Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Potato Chip Patina and Icicle Dolls


So, what have I been doing ? Well potato chip Patina from a recipe shared from Metal Craft Discover Workshop by Linda and Opie O'Brian.A wonderful book filled with some super ideas. I love this patina as its chemical free and gives a super finish.Even the odd bit of chippie gives a wonderful texture.Sand the metal lightly for tooth, brush on salty water, lay crushed salt and vinegar chips, spray lightly with water. Cover and wait till desired finish.Must be sealed with spray.The top left pic is copper foil that was eaten right through overnight.Way too thin so have opted to use copper tape.My ATC is for the technique swap with KY.I just love the GORGONS head. A memento from the Roman Bath House on our trip last year.
Now arn't Belinda Schneiders ICICLE DOLLS jut so ADDICTIVE ! I am sooooooooo NOT a sewer but have found these delightful to play with. This is my first batch on Saturday (yes Dotee we were both playing Icicle dolls at the same time).Sunday saw me doing image transfers onto fabric and then doing more vintage icicle dolls.A really great pattern for a beginner like me, but so fun.Now to decorate with beads and charms.I think I might join up for the Icicle doll swap.Yeah sounds like a grand plan cause I know Dotee and Jacky are playing too.WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOO
Thanks for looking
PRAWNIE

12 comments:

Ev said...

the ATC looks fantastic (as do the dolls. I especially like your custom fabric)I forgot to take a picture of my ATC before I handed it in to Kylie - doh!!

Natalie B said...

Gorgeousness Dawnie P!!! Glad to see another post from you. Love the icicle dolls too. Yay for you!! Some play time :-)

Julie H said...

Where to start? I loooooove the new blog banner and I am sooo impressed by the icicle dolls - just fabulous. I wonder if you could pop a pen up their bottoms??

I am a bit dense on the potato chop technique, you can explain it to me better on the weekend. the reasults are fantastic.

Genevieve said...

Oh D! I love the Salt and Vinegar Chip technique - only problem is, S&V chips are my undoing!! And those Icicle dolls and that Zetti head.....the eye candy here is up there with T!mmos!!.

Seasons Cheers

kelsey said...

Love your icicle dolls Dawnie! Another great use for THAT zetti face...yippeeeee!!!

I can't wait to see the technique book, it's going to be fantastic - such great talent going into it!

Gaby Bee. said...

Your dolls are truly wonderful! Love them all!

vivian (www.desertbloom.typepad.com) said...

hi dawn! found your blog! love the icicle dolls, mm feel inspired now :)

Belinda said...

wow, these are so fab!!! did the painted and stamped fabric!! yummy

Dot said...

My darling Dawnie!! So glad to see you posting regularly again. And what eye candy!!! Your new banner looks wonderful. I adore your ATC's. And your zetti icicles(I want one, I want one he heh) are wonderful!! So glad you are playing in Bel's swap with me and Jacky!!! I am not much of a sewer either but icicles are so much fun to make.
love you Dawnie girl xoxo

L-INKed to paper said...

Oh my goodness Dawn, these dolls are just devine, you really have a talent with putting yummy colours together. Love the ATC's and can't wait to get one in the tech book, thank you for sharing with us and keep creating, cheers from Char B xx :-)

Jen Crossley said...

Dawnie these Dolls are too cool I just love them you have made me want to TRY~~ and make them.Your ATC are wonderful Ms D
Jen

johanna said...

wonderful dolls!! i so like the zetti face and the stamping on the body!