Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Wire Cloche Halloween Art Doll

Hi all! Today I'm sharing a project I created for this month's Eileen Hull Inspiration Team challenge - Holiday Jumpstart. After I made my little wire cloche Halloween fairy last month, I noticed that the cloche I made with Eileen's new Twist and Style tool looked a lot like a skirt. After seeing that, I knew I had to make a Halloween witch with a little scene under her skirt!

I love how this turned out! The skirt was made with vintage crepe paper and sparkly tulle from the dollar store. Under the cage I created a spooky little scene using lots of Tim Holtz idea-ology goodies.

Here's a quick look at how I created the cage.

I began by cutting four pieces of black wire 28" long, then folded each one in half and used the Twist and Style tool to twist it. After twisting, I trimmed each piece down to 12", then gathered them and wired them in the center.

I basically followed the same method as I did with the Halloween Fairy, but added two extra wires around the spokes for support and to give it more of a birdcage look.

After my cage was finished, I created the skirt from crepe paper and tulle and wired it to the top of the cage. The witch is a paper doll download that's available on Etsy from RhondasOriginals. She has the most wonderful artwork and includes lots of extra images. I used a tiny bit of tulle to make her a little veil and the bat wings are another dollar store find. So perfect!

The base of the doll is an unfinished wood plaque from the craft store that I painted black. All the bits were glued down with Beacon Quick Grip glue. It's a little hard to see in the photos, but I heated Tim Holtz's new pumpkin pieces with my heat gun for just a sec and cool little bumps formed all over them. Makes them so spooky looking!

The supplies I used can be found at Sizzix and Simon Says Stamp via the links below.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you're inspired to pick up a Twist and Style tool and have some fun! You can see more amazing creations on Eileen's blog.


  1. She is FABULOUS!!! And she can be quite inspirationaly versatile.

  2. Wow.....she's great Shelly! I love Santos dolls and this reminds me of some of those vintage beauties! Love it, TFS! :) Happy Wednesday to you

  3. Shelly, your Halloween Art Doll is a stunning work of art, you really are such an inspiration! xx

  4. Such a wonderful creation. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  5. fabulous idea !
    thank you for sharing with us , I like your style !

  6. Really love this "doll". The details are amazing. Thank you for sharing this great Halloween project with us.
    Victoria, BC


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