Can you feel it.....

cool brisk winds are whipping up... dark sullen skies over head... pirate season is a'coming!.... and I'm stoked. A few weeks ago while hitting some garage sales I bought this beauticians make-up head for a quarter. What a deal huh? At first glance I immediately thought of making it into part of a ring toss game for this years upcoming pirate party. The face had some permanent pen marks on it, but they were in the general area where I would be adding more color so that wasn't a problem. Here is the "before"... Here is the "after".... I pulled out a pirate costume from my large stash of outfits and stitched it to fit the form. I used the black part of the dress to make a skull cap with. I added a scruffy beard with a stencil brush and different color inks...I also dirtied up his face a little by dragging the ink pads directly onto the face and rubbing it in a little bit. The eyes, eyebrows and lips I used regular markers. I need to find a large hoop earring and an eye patch to finish it up. But in the mean grandkids are enjoying playing with it!


  1. wonderful cheryl! Your have the luckiest grandkids!
    I'm looking forward to another year of seeing all your awesome creations!
    Happy new Year!

  2. ha-ha! That is hilarious. You have a very creative mind. Blessings to you and hours for a happy, healthy new year. Tammy

  3. Aaarrrggghhh! She's perfect! Wishing you tons more creativity in the new year,


  4. ahahhaha... Brilliant! They must be very lucky to have you:)


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