Thursday, July 24, 2014

CC3C - Challenge 7 - Industrial Distress Dolly

Compendium of Curiosities III Challenge

I am participating in the Compendium of Curiosities III Challenge on the Studio L3 blog by Linda LedbetterChallenge 7 focuses on the painted industrial technique found on page 46 of Compendium of Curiosities 3 by Tim Holtz. Challenge 7 is sponsored by Inspiration Emporium, with more prizes courtesy of Mario Rossi and Tim Holtz!

I received one of these prize packages for challenge 2, and it was awesome!!! There were all types of items, some dies, distress ink, embellishments, etc. It was quite an excellent prize package! Thanks!

I have been learning a lot participating in all of the challenges so far.

I love the painted industrial technique but it takes a little practice to get it figured out! I took some time to practice when I took the Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 102 course! It was messy and fun!

Fancy mini-blending tool art doll!

So I decided to make an Industrial Distress Dolly. She also doubles as a fancy mini-blending tool! I will use her for my fancy metallic blending needs. I created the dolly first, then by accident I noticed her base was the same size as a ranger mini-blending foam so I incorporated it into the dolly. So she turned out to be a dolly-tool-widget.

Tattered Floral Dress

Her skirt and dress are pieces of the tattered floral die. Her heads...not sure why I gave her 4 heads, I guess so I could see her face from any angle...anyway her heads are from a Maureen Carlson clay mold. I baked the clay right on the wooden ball which is her head. After they were cool, I took them off and glued them on with glossy accents.

Industrial silver and fingernail jewels

I used all kinds of silver paint. I also used some tiny fingernail jewels I had left-over from some tiny snowmen on tiny bottles I made last winter. I used the fingernail jewels for the snowman eyes, and smile.

I love the painted industrial technique!!!


Thanks to all who have posted comments on my blog and who have been so encouraging as I work on my CC3C projects. You are all such a creative inspiration to me and your projects lift me up!

Link to my son's band "We are the Strike" behind the scenes video.


  1. This is so incredibly creative, Vic! I absolutely love this piece! It is so clever to turn it into a tool as well. the tattered floral die works so well for her dress! love her!

  2. Vic...your creativity never ceases to amaze me! This doll is awesome! Every side, a new face and a new cool is that?! Her dress made with embossed Tattered Florals done in Tim's painted industrial style....who thinks of that? Answer...YOU! It's awesome! Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  3. How super cool is this, Vic! I love it. So clever, so fun, and perfect for this technique. Awesome!

  4. What a cool piece! love how you used the Painted Industrial Technique on the Tattered floral to create a clever! Fabulous work!

  5. Girl you are on creative fire! This quirky metal madness little sculpture is fabulous! It belongs in NYC at some swanky museum! Thanks so much for joining on this metalicious challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

  6. What a FUN piece! LOVE the clay faces and her petal embossed dress! AND that you can actually USE this on your craft table as a blending tool - even though just looking at it is reward enough!!

  7. WOOOOOOOOOOO... that is amazing !!!

  8. Gorgeous dolly, how cool to have a blending tool right there too! Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge x

  9. Brilliant piece of art, I love the faces and how there is something to see everytime you turn your doll. Love how you have used the painted industrial technique. Tracy x


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