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Green Devil: Now on Youtube!

After many years of deliberation I finally got my backside in gear and started a YouTube channel! The first video is now live, go check it out to see a good summary of the work I have done over the years and plans for the future.

The channel will have tutorials on different sustainable crafts I’ve learnt over the years along with tips and tricks. It will also serve as my vlog to keep you all upto date with the projects I’m currently working on.

You can watch the first video below:

If you like what you see, please like and subscribe! I’m hoping to get a new video out each week, so if there is anything you would like to see, let me know in the comments.

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One of a kind Pennywise doll now up for auction!

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Followers of my Facebook Page  will know that I have been working on my own version of Pennywise the Dancing Clown from the 2017 Version of Stephen King’s IT since I watched the movie for the first time last year.

He is now ready, and up for auction!  You can place your bids here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183134309171

Pennywise started life as a run of the mill clown doll until I gave him my signature twist of my Abandoned Toys.

 

He now has a latex face and a hand-stitched outfit. He is truly one of a kind and I’m going to find it hard to let go!

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TUTORIAL – Mad March Hare: Green Devil Abandoned Toys

I found this toy rabbit after the flea market. It was really badly made, all of the features were glued on and it was stuffed with polystyrene! Horrible stuff. Had to make sure not to get it everywhere when I destuffed it.

Here he is before the transformation, with another toy I found the same day:

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I stuck the skin through the washing machine and it gave it a really cool distressed look, all the fur matted together in clumps. I tried to dye it blue, but the fur is a high polyester blend so it didn’t really take, it just dulled down the bright pink and yellow nicely.

I’ve been wanting to sculpt an entire face for a while. I used Milliput 2 part epoxy clay to sculpt with and added resin teeth that I found on ebay. My mailman must get worried sometimes haha.

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I added a metal loop into the back of the features to sew them onto the face, then I used superglue to make them lay flatter and blend in more.

I added some applique card suits before I sewed him back up, and sewed some pipecleaners into his ears to make them pose-able and stand up.

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Abandoned Toys

I regularly find discarded dolls and teddy bears, most often after going unsold at a car boot sale. I always pick them up and after a while I had a growing collection. Rather than stripping them apart for salvage, like I do with other finds (like bags & shoes), I began to contemplate what would have become of these Abandoned Toys and imagined them walking the streets and adapting to survive their new habitat. How would these innocent playthings cope out on the streets? What would they need to change about themselves in order to face this new cold harsh world?

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You can see my toys for sale below:
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