I just love all things Tim Burton, and I have the 8" Tim Burton's Tragic Toys Pin Cushion Queen. I just love it, but, I wanted it to be an actual pin cushion, so here is my version of the Pin Cushion Queen. I think I may make more pin cushions and putting them up in my shop. I don't know, We'll see.
As usual, I make it up as I go along, so, again, I never know how the finished product will turn out, but, I really like the way she turned out. Keep scrolling and you can see the process as it happened.
I made an armature for the chair out of 14 awg copper wire and then used oven baked clay to make the chair
The armature for the body was copper wire and thicker aluminum wire. I also made the doll body out of paper clay instead of poly clay.
I decided to make some hands and shoes
Tennis ball removed
I have filled the head with sand to keep the pins sharp and put the hands and shoes on.
I decided to upholster the chair in some stretchy glittery fabric that I use for my mermaid tails because the Queen just didn't look like a Queen on the lilac and baby blue chair.
I also added a little extra wire work with a cabachon to dress up the throne, a few extra little twists and curls of the wire and Voila', She had a beautiful sparkley throne.
Then I decided to make a dress and stockings for her instead of painting her dress and stockings.
I made her a crown from yellow felt and trimmed it out with a satin brocade trim, a diamond ring and rhinestones jewels to dress up the crown.
I base coated the paper clay with gesso, gave here rhinestone eyes, carved out the mouth and then painted on the stitches and dry brushed a little red around the stitches and very lightly dry brushed a little pink over her face. I painted her shoes black. I wrapped each leg in some very shiny gold lame'. I thought that the stitched mouth was missing just a little something, so, I decided to bling the stitches with red rhinestones.
And here they are . . . mine is bigger than the original, but, I needed the pin cushion to be a real usable size, so, yep, mine is bigger!! Also, the sand gives it a substantial weight and balance and overall, it is a very sturdy awesome working pin cushion.
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