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Thursday, May 9, 2013

It's Time for Another Giveaway!

Today, I am very pleased to offer you another giveaway!   Jennifer Rizzo is teaching a new online course on how to assemble, sculpt, and paint Santos dolls.  She has graciously offered a free spot in her course to one of you!  The course begins May 27, but the course videos can be watched anytime over and over up to a year later!  It looks like a ton of fun!  Can't wait!

If you would like to go ahead and register for your own spot in the class, head on over to Jennifer's blog *Here* for more information on how to do so.  I have included some details about the course below taken right from her blog.

It's about creating serene, rustic beauty from paper,clay and wood: The art of hand-sculpting and assembling Santos Cage dolls and other art dolls
Santos Cage dolls have gained popularity over the last few years.
They have a serene, rustic beauty and sometimes almost eerie quality that has transformed them from use as religious icons in the 17th and 18th centuries to beautiful works of art.
Each doll has it’s own personality and as you sculpt and create you will see your own style and beauty develop.
In this class, You will learn to make three different versions of Cage dolls.
You will learn techniques in assembling armature, sculpting and painting faces, and using unconventional materials to make beautiful figural dolls.
Some kits and supplies will be available in my shop (more information coming soon)
3 paper mache dress form bases 1 small/1 medium/1 large
5 packages of paper clay or air dry clay
Clay tools
black wire
acrylic paints
satin/matte varnish/sealer/mod podge
2 cereal boxes
10 paint sticks
6-6 inch rectangular dowels
6 -6 inch straight wood sticks from a bush or tree
Hot glue
White craft glue
I toilet paper roll
Newspaper and making tape
1 base of round wood
scrapbook paper of choice
1 base of either a cardboard hat box or a round wood box

To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is leave me a comment below!  If you help spread the word about the giveaway on your Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or blog, each counts as an extra entry but please leave a separate comment for each.  The giveaway ends next Friday on May 17.  I will select one by random drawing and announce the winner on Saturday!

This looks like a fun one!  You aren't going to want to miss it!  Thank you for your generosity, Jennifer!

Maria ~Rusty Hinge


  1. So completely gorgeous and angelic! I love love this and would love to win!!! I am so in love with this blog and all the creative country chic-ness of it all! xoxo..

  2. Count me in! I love Santos Dolls and would love to make one!!!

  3. I've been looking for something new to try and i know crochet is not it, I am a horrible failure at that. :D So yes please enter me. Fingers crossed, (maybe that's why I can't crochet?)

  4. One more entry please, as I link from my blog...

  5. Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway! Count me in!


  6. Shared to facebook about giveaway!

  7. Tweeted about this giveaway!

  8. Pinned as well. Thanks again!

  9. I'd kiss for this class! (not kill, lol) thanks for the opportunity! off to earn those other entries! ~glenda

  10. Pinned: http://pinterest.com/pin/145311525449573155/

  11. shared on fb: www.facebook.com/CottonridgeVintage

  12. Oh, I wanted to create with Jen. di@Cottage-Wishes

  13. Yes! Another chance for a spot! Here is my pin http://pinterest.com/pin/270849365062372670/

  14. I just tweeted!! My first real tweet, I am so excited to have another chance. Di@Cottage-wishes

  15. Yes, I posted about this wonderful giveaway. http://cottage-wishes.blogspot.com/2013/05/santos-e-class-giveaway.html

  16. I would love to win this class. It looks so interesting and creative. I am eager to learn something new! Thanks for the chance to win! Linda

  17. À beautiful class, and her Santos dolls amaze.

    Enjoy all that inspires.


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