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Marionette ooak fae by LindaJaneThomas Marionette ooak fae by LindaJaneThomas
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My newest art doll.
I spent so much time, money and energy on the stage for this art doll. I wanted it to be victorian/shabby chic.
The marionette can be removed from the stage and displayed in different ways. And the box can be used as a storage box.
I don't normally do settings. So please let me know what you think of the setting!!!
The box is a sort of shadow box and can be sat on a shelf or hung from a wall.
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JadeStandeven Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thats absolutely fantastic. The entire thing. Neither one detracts from the other which is good. The stage is just right. Brilliant work.
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LindaJaneThomas Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, she is so lovely, the stage is a splendid work as well, that's incredible :wow:
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LindaJaneThomas Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I have to really push myself on settings. I'm the kid who only colored the main figure on all the pages in the coloring book.
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Ihsahnity Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
It really looks awesome :wow: !!! The whole setting and the character....it makes it so complete as a whole :thumbsup: !!! And the details, so delicately well worked out !!! You sure sone a brilliant job on this one....Love it :deviation: !!! :D
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LindaJaneThomas Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you sooo much! You can't imagine how I struggle with the small details. And settings are my weakness.
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Ihsahnity Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
Well if I look at this gorgeous piece you sent me, I get the picture what it's like with all these small details, ;) !!! I take my hat off and eat it ;):worship: !!!
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LindaJaneThomas Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
The piece I sent you is alot bigger than most of my sculpts. I struggle with the bigger ones. People keep telling me they are easier but they never have been for me. It's probably because I'm fairy sized myself. I have little bitty hands and fingers.
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Ihsahnity Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
I think the bigger they are, the more detailing :) !!! LOL, fairy sized....well at least you don't miss the two fingers like real fairies, and have all ten to work your magic with ;) :icongrin--plz: !!!
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LindaJaneThomas Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL! I don't really use them all. I have a couple I could do without. :-)
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Ihsahnity Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
:icongrin--plz:
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Master-Kankuro Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aww thatīs a really detailed miniature-maronette-stage. =D
And I can imagine that you spent much money and efoort in it. That glittering stuff looks realyl shiny and nifty.
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LindaJaneThomas Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I did!
Thank you so much!
Glittering stuff I have a plenty.
Nobody can come anywhere near me without walking away with fairy dust all over them.
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Master-Kankuro Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
"Nobody can come anywhere near me without walking away with fairy dust all over them."
Thatīs LOVELY described indeed!!!!
*removes some glittering fairy-dust*
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Magical!:) The shadow box is great. Ive been looking for nice ones ,but there is just nothing around! I hope it will be worth it all the time and supply cash going into it. The holotape is neat and the doll is pretty too :heart:
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LindaJaneThomas Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!

I went to a work site where they make foam houses and I got some of their waste board. I was able to cut it with an exacto knife. It is 2lb density and really strong. Obviously. Right? They are making a home out of it...:-) I have an unlimited supply. I will mail you some board if you wish. It's super light so shipping wont cost me much. I am carving an egg out of a piece I picked up today. It sands out really nice and smooth and it is so easy to work with. Let me know if you want me to ship you some and what dimensions you are working with.

I used Gorilla glue that I bought at home depot to glue the foam boards together (because that's what they used at the work site). I could stand on it when all was said and done. It's definitely an affordable alternative to buying shadow boxes. And you can customize them as you please.

The stupid paper I wall papered it with was over a dollar a sheet. I used heavy board paper and the scrapbook store I bought the paper at cut out the scrolls and gave me these little gummy dropps that made the stuff pop out for more diminsion. When alls was said and done, even with the free foam I spent over $50 bucks on it. It was worth it because I don't normally do stuff like that and I felt creatively gratified.

I want to try doing a few other ideas I have.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh that sounds really cool! Wow!
Yes I do want some. In fact I was just thinking of planing out a piece cause I wanted to do a Marie Antonette bust and I wanted a shadow box for it. The bust would probably be 5" tall and Id want and inch or so all around her and the box part should be deep enough. If shes base relief 2 inches would be plenty but, if I can do a full bust then probably deeper to be safe. Um how about 6x 8 back and four sides 2x6 and 2x8? is that right? LOL whatever you can send I can work around to get it to work. You should try selling the stuff on etsy! I bet it would work for paper clay BJD cores too.
yeah sometimes you have to splurge. Just make sure you get what you deserve for her! I have to learn that too.
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LindaJaneThomas Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Pfft. I don't think I ever get what I deserve. I don't really know how to do it. I still think of them like my children. So glorious and beautiful. Even when in reality they might be mediocre. I just can't see it. Ya know.

When I get back to Hawaii in August I will shoot you an email and you can give me your address and I will send you some foam sheets to work with.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I know me either. it aint easy and nobody realized how many jobs you have to do to be a doll artist!

No your not mediocre! I know they are like children. I bond to alot of mine and hate to let them go. Then I wonder is it a good home do they really love it! I worry about breakage in the mail I worry about breawage years later.

Okay:) I think I underestimated anyway Marie has that big hair too!
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iamnotwendy Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
Beautiful!
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Dezhire Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
Oh hun! I LOVE IT!!! Just incredible! :love:
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AllyChanN1 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
you make the teatre and the doll or only the doll?
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LindaJaneThomas Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Both. I sculpted the doll. Then I tried my hand at making a theater stage. I had a foam board and cut out the pieces. Then I wall papered them with what you see and added all of the little odds and ends. The last thing I added was the silk curtains and the little bulbs.
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AllyChanN1 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
wow
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Lykoleon Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
oh wow i really love the presentation! i mean, your dolls are already pretty--but the backdrop just makes it even greater! settings are a plus!
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LindaJaneThomas Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool. Thanks :-)
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Shinobi-Kuroda Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
Oh my goodness, this is amazing! I really like the setting, it is a great addition to her. She is gorgeous.
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LindaJaneThomas Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful to hear. Sometimes, I just can't tell.
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