Friday, June 30, 2017

My Paintbrush Totem Pole Doll

There's not much to tell you about techniques here. It's just basically paint, doodle, add a rubon, glue some Dresden, paint some more, wrap some beads and wire.

You just have to learn to play, and experiment with color and pens. Look for a spot of contrast and add some more color.

Black outlines the color and makes it pop! The metal piece I stuffed into the brush portion is a smashed jewelry part!  I added metallique paints for a dash of color.

But, having said that, you start with a Skinny Paintbrush Doll Kit from 
that comes with the little doll, wings, and crown.

I used a doll mold and paper clay to create the cute little face. 

The rest is up to you and your imagination. Bill thought she looked like a little Totem Pole, so that's what we're calling her. She hangs on the the wall easily using the hole in the top of the paintbrush.  Cool!

I hope you are inspired to create and play.

These are all the products and their links to the RCAG store.

Your Friend in ART,


Gold Dresden - Mini Scalloped Gold Dresden, Gold Baroque (silver shown)
Glass Beads - Licorice, Turquoise and Plum
Metallique Wax - Rich Copper
Inka Gold - Turquoise

Other products used:
Black Fine Line Sharpie 
Gold Opaque Marker
Black Gel/Glaze Pen
Rub Ons
Impasto Paints
28 gauge red wire
Chipboard Word
Jewelry Tube (smashed)


Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

Love how much she pops!!! Darling doll!!! xo

Wendy Fahnestock said...

Loved your paintbrush dolls so much that I bought 4 from Retro Art Cafe to make angels for my friends as Christmas gifts. Yours are so clever, whimsical and beautiful !

Linda M. Cain said...

They’re all metallique paints. The wings are painted using a sponge square to add the texture. The brushes soak up the paint so it looks like a thinner coat. It’s applied with a brush.