Saturday, 20 August 2011

A Bratz Mermaid?

Last month I joined in with "Alter It Monthly", and the theme was Dolls...  & I really enjoyed playing along (you can see my first altered doll HERE)  so I thought for this month's THEME I would also alter a Bratz doll, though this one turned out a little too cute for my liking, LOL.    I forgot to take "before" photos, but I'm sure you get the idea, and as a bonus, this one had hair!
This is where she will live, we've had the large glass container for many years, & have added little treasures from beachcombing trips, so I think she will feel right at home...    I began the alteration by removing the doll's make up, then applied a mossy green acrylic glaze to the body, adding acrylic paints in varying colours as well as KG and Stickles to the hair.        The fish tail was made by covering a "sandwich" of cardboard cut into shape with masking tape, then painted over with acrylic paint, and lots of KG and Stickles were added for shine and texture : )




The facial features were added with ZIG Signature pens, the bust was covered with starfish punches cut from scraps of watercoloured paper.     As I said, her face looks too cute for my liking, but I think she makes a lovely mermaid...I hope you think so too, thanks for visiting : )

7 comments:

shirley said...

One very happy looking mermaid!
She looks very pleased with her new home. :)
Vicky, you did an awesome job on this one! Love the tail.

Zuzu's Blog said...

Fab idea V. Love that you have her in a jar like a captured fairy.... and thank you for joining in with alter it monthly again :)
Z x

Cuchy said...

Lovely idea.
You did a fantastic work with the tail.
Me encanta

Lyn S said...

Very creative again Vicky! I love the mermaid's tail, it turned out great! Also love her glass 'house'!

Jenny said...

Beautiful Vicky... and she looks so happy in her new home filled with seaside treasures... very sweet...

Jenny x

Elly said...

Sooo cuuuute and funny that we nearly did the same again. Playing with a doll....(:o) Elly

jennifer said...

I like her facial features, she looks so pleased to be a mermaid! Her starfish bikini top is cool too. x