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There are so many parts to this that I adore.  I am working to be a funkier and for this challenge, darker.  I think I recovered some of my funkiness for this totem.

This first bit of funkiness…this is an altered paint stick!


  1. Paint Stick:  Painted white; Unity stamp (leaf/plant), inked with Distress Ink – Barn Red; Stamper Anonymous – Classics #7, inked with Memento – Tuxedo.  Edges painted with red craft paint; stamped with Stamper Anonymous – Classics #7, inked with Memento – Tuxedo.
  2. Skeleton Arms/Hands:  Small plastic skeleton arms/hands that I spray painted with ivory.
  3. Image:  Rosey Hearts – Voodoo; colored Copics, Uniball white, Tattered Angels – Dragonfly/Purple Rain.  Some of her hair is quilled with red card stock, which was stamped with Stamper Anonymous – Classics #7, inked with Hero Arts – Unicorn.  The beads around her face are enhanced with black glitter glue, the skeleton eyes are silver glitter glue.
  4. Red Fabric:  I used bleach to create variation.  Using six narrow but long strips, I tied them on either side of the paint stick.
  5. Butterfly:  Vintage pin.
  6. Heart:  Domino, painted white.  Stamped with Stamper Anonymous – Classics #7, inked with Memento – Tuxedo.  Viva Precious Metal Colour – Rose Pink (top/front).  Chained heart image with Glossy Accents (didn’t cover the chain).
  7. Skulls:  Tim Holtz pull; black card stock; plastic skull painted red, with black glitter eyes.  I just rubbed off the red to allow the teeth the show.
  8. Wishing Well:  Medium candle cop, painted black, with a leather strip tied in a square knot.


  1. Hair:  R46, 29, 59
  2. Dress:  R22, 24, 29, 59
  3. Skin:  C3, 5; E000, 00, 4
  4. Lips:  B91, 93, 95, 97


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19 thoughts on “Voodoo Totem Wishing Well

  1. This is an awesome make! I love your unique look at things and how they come out in your art! Thanks for playing with us at Dream in Darkness this month! ~Nan, CT~

  2. What A fabulous Creation Beautiful in every way…
    Thank you for taking part in the Art By Miran Challenge … Hug Tracy

  3. Wow! What a wonderful idea! So many interesting details! A little bit scary but stil very beautiful! I love this combination of gentle stamp and creepy heart :)Thank you very much for sharing this project with us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Good luck and hope to see you next time!

  4. Your design is beautiful thank you for joining us on our challenge at Art By Miran
    We hope to see you again soon

  5. Oh boy! You managed to add so many elements to that little paint stick…that’s amazing!Thanks for sharing this with us at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit this month. Good Luck, Rupa (Dt).

  6. Fabulous and scary! I love all the elements especially the red skull. Love her rosey curls. Outstanding. Thanks so much for playing at Dream in Darkness!~ CT kim

  7. What an brilliant piece with so many awesome details. You have put so much effort and thinking on it. Thank you for joining Dream in Darkness -challenge, hope to see you again.

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