Mark Patraw

Perfume Bottle Doll

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This was my entry for Craftster's monthly challenge #107: "Bottled Up". As you've doubtlessly already deduced from the title of said competition, the object was to make a piece of artwork utilizing some kind of bottle.

While trying to come up with an idea for a project, I looked at the various bottles littered around the house, to see if any of the shapes/colors would inspire me. In addition to those normal vessels, I recalled that I also had some miniature perfume/makeup bottle accessories, from various dolls, so I dug out the Ziplock bag that they were stored in and had a look. In particular, I focused on three items that came with Mattel's 2005 My Scene: Goes to Hollywood Barbie. As I inspected them, it occurred to me that the pink translucent bottle resembled the shape of a woman's legs and torso in a gown, and thus, the idea for this project was born.

A plastic Barbie perfume bottle accessory, newsprint, white glue, sewing thread (hair), embroidery thread (dress top), a wire twist tie (jewelry), a magazine advertisement (clutch purse veneer), acrylic paint, ink, and marker.

2.7 cm (1.1") wide x 4.6 cm (1.8") tall.

Two days; March 7th and 8th, 2015.

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Scylla Earls

Scylla Earls

May 10, 2015 at 4:39AM

Hi Mark. This bottle-woman is great. Mae West would be envious. Nice work blending the glass and the attitude.

Mark Patraw

Mark Patraw

May 13, 2015 at 3:27PM


The perfume bottle is actually plastic (it's a Barbie doll accessory), not glass, which is a good thing, as I've dropped her on the floor multiple times, and if the vessel was made out of glass, it would surely have shattered by now.

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