Distressed Dolls from Amanda’s Workshop “The Patina of Time”

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ALSworkshopThe workshops at Stranger Factory have become a huge hit! The ability to be part of a small lecture or hands on class with amazing high-caliber artists is still uncommon, and we got to experience one first hand this weekend with Amanda Louise Spayd.

Amanda’s workshop “The Patina of Time” focused on antiquing fabric to give it that nice “old world” or just old feel to it. Small blank dolls were provided for every participant to work with as a base and from there they had a full arsenal of paints, fabrics, buttons, thread, tools, and even sandpaper at their disposal.

Amanda gave an in-depth overview on how to make the magic of patina happen with her own blank doll examples and then let the participants jump in head first into their creations to be supplemented with her hands-on tutelage.

ALSworkshopteachAbove, Amanda is guiding the way to a perfect patina.

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5Jason Spanier made a Cthulhu doll!

7Adrienne Wong loves her dolled up creation.

8Sandi Devenny’s textured doll. We love the detailed face and the tiny french knots!

9 10The front and back of Davlena Scales’ button bum creation.

ALSworkshopFernandoFernando Rios shows off his patina-ed rabbit….at the gun show.

ALSworkshopHopeHope Holz chopped, diced, and sewed herself a new kitty.

6Even Chris Ryniak got in on the action! As usual, his head is never where we’d expect it to be.

If you would like to attend a future workshop at Stranger Factory, please keep watching the CP News feed for updates on the next one! We usually do one or more a month, and they usually coincide with our show openings(first weekends!).


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