Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Altered Barbies

This is a picture of a Barbie my swap partner sent to me.  She knows I collect flying pigs and she turned her into one!!  I just laughed so hard when I opened the package - my whole family did!  How funny and creative!

This is the barbie I worked on.  I dyed her hair pink and she has curlers in her hair made from drinking straws.

Here she is completed.  I made her into a fairy.  She has sparkly skin, long eyelashes, beautiful pink hair, and of course she is carrying her bottle of fairy dust!
This is the other barbie I was working on at the same time.  I made her into a mermaid.  I also curled her hair because it was so much fun to put the curlers in!  She has glitter make-up and a tail made from that plaster stuff on strips.  I just taped her legs together tightly and then wrapped the plaster strips, sanded and painted.  I glued flowers to her chi-chis (I couldn't find shells in my stash).  She turned out really pretty and she was so much fun to make!!

6 comments:

  1. Those are amazing! Love them. Visiting from Swapbot - hi there!

    -emmanemhandmade

    http://emmanemhandmade.blogspot.com/

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  2. omgosh! i love those curlers!
    Arwen68 swapbot

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  3. I love the flying pig barbie, that would crack me up if I got that in the post! My sister altered most of her barbies as a child, but I think she was going through an odd phase as she just chopped off all their hair!

    kiwifruit83(swapbot)

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  4. That flying pig is hilarious, but slightly creepy. I'd like to try my hand at altering a Barbie. Seems fun.

    -MsRigby (via swap-bot)

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  5. Great job! I never would have thought of using drinking straws as curlers. Your truly talented!!

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  6. Ok - those are the BEST barbie alterations I have seen. So funny! I might have to join one of these swaps soon. I love the job you did with the pink hair and curlers. :)

    Shelby (slogsdon on swap-bot)
    http://simplycrazylife.typepad.com/

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