Sunday, February 14, 2016

Bratz Get a Mixed-Media Make-over By Cheryl

Hi Cheryl here with something a little different for this weeks crafty inspiration.

After seeing a photo on pinterest of a doll with a plant out the top of her head, my mind started working out how I could do similar with the Bratz heads I had picked up cheap.

I started by cutting the top of her skull off with my rose pruner's(or craft scissors) then used the heat tool to singe her remaining hair off her head.
I put a strip of metal(old machine parts) across the back of her head with a drill punch and small brads. I've used E6000 glue to add
Chipboard leaves, plastic beads, metal embellishments, springs, nuts, bolts, old earrings, chains, masking tape, string, lace, etc as texture for her new hair.

Once all is dry, paint with black gesso.
Next paint with 'lumiere-metallic copper' over skin and dry brushed over her new hair.
Brat '1'-Jo Sonja's Opal Dust was used over the gesso to highlight her dress and choker, then randomly through her hair.

Brat '2'-Chromacryl's -fluoro green paint was used on the flower and lace on the dress. Then opal dust was coated over the top and randomly through her new hair.

Brat '3'-After painting the metallic copper over everything I used Folkart crackle medium as a coat over her skin, let it dry then used Chromacyls Black, fluoro green  and yellow oxide paint as a final layer over the top. This is how the crackle effect was created. Once dry again more opal dust was used on her lips, dress and randomly through out her new hair.

Remember to spray clear lacquer over them to seal the final coats. Now I have a new holder for my paint brushes, container for off cuts of ribbon and a new pot plant holder for in my shade house. Hope you enjoyed this project and I've inspired you to repurpose something too. Remember it doesn't matter what surface you wish to cover with paint, 'Imagine If... will have it, and the expertise to make it easy.
Happy crafting till next time
Cheryl Owsley


  1. Wow Cheryl these are amazing. I love what you have done with these.

  2. Now I know what to do with my Bratz heads.