Monday, August 21, 2017

Wicked Witch

 Hi Guys, 
I am posting for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts today.
 Meet the sweetest wicked witch ever.  

Using a gel medium, cover your art doll with the paper of your choosing.  I covered the front and back of my doll using pages from an old shorthand book. 
Go around all of your edges with Distress Ink in Antique Linen. Using an awl make holes in your doll for her joints and put her together using brads.  
You might notice she is missing her head. I used an image and then popped a witch hat on her head. 
I just glued the head to the body.  
The witch hat is mounted on a scrap of chipboard that was the edge of something I had from Gypsy Soul.  I ran the hat through my Xyron sticker maker and then just trimmed the chipboard around my new sticker.  The fabric on her hat is that same as her skirt.  I took white cheese cloth and sprayed it with Distress Stains.  The vintage bingo marker has a little spider rub on. 
The Bird Cage is covered with Emerald Creek Embossing Powders.  Instead of carrying a bird, she has a little bat in there.  
I cut her boots put of cardstock.  They are a little wonky since I freehanded them, but witch shoes don't have to be pretty.  

I love the brad on her belt and the necklace details too.
Here she is one more time.

Medium Art Doll
Bird Cage

Friday, August 18, 2017

Butterfly Dreams

This month our theme at Emerald Creek is Anything Goes.
Do you ever get an idea and just run with it? I was playing with the Butterfly Stamp and it happened to fall on her head.  I just kind of ran with it.   
I used a ton of embossing powders to make all of the butterflies.  Here's the rundown of colors: 
I colored the butterflies using Distress Markers, Distress Crayons, and Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks.  
I used one of Tim Holtz's Etc Tags.  These are a super thick board and come in three sizes.  This is the smallest tag.  I started with a thin layer of gesso that I smeared on with my fingers.  I added some paper using my Distress Collage Medium. 
I covered the board with Dina Wakley Media Paints and Distress Paints. 
Once the paint was dry I stamped my Kimilese 3 Stamp in Jet Black Archival ink. I added another couple pieces of paper on top since my original layer was pretty well covered.  I also splattered paint all over the tag. 
Once this was done I just piled on the embellishments.  I placed my girl on first and then decorated around her.  I love her necklace made out of Amethyst Gemstones and a teeny Tim Holtz butterfly. 
I love the little butterflies I made out of Shrink Plastic.  

Don't forget to pop over to the Emerald Creek Blog for your chance to enter this month's dare and win $50 to the store.  

Monday, August 7, 2017

Just Be Yourself

Hi Everyone, I am posting for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts today. 
This started off with me just playing around with my paper dolls.The guys all look so serious, so I decided to give them a little bit of personality.  

Use the smallest crown from the Steampunk Shape Set.  I embossed this using Candy Orange and Sweet Valentine from Emerald Creek.  

Put on his fancy pants.  I tried just tracing and cutting them, but it wasn't quite working.  I ended up cutting his pants off and then gluing him back together so his jacket sat correctly.   
Paint your fragment.  I used Dina Wakley's Magenta hereThe other paints are Dina's in Lime and Lemon).  This one is from the Mixed Media Fragments 2 set.  In the final product you can see I also used pieces from the Mixed Media Fragments 1 set.  I used the same technique on all three tags.  I used a foam brush and dabbed on the color to get some texture in the paint. 

Use Distress Ink to create your tag.  I used the same four colors on all three tags. This is a mixture of Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, and Carved Pumpkin.   

Flick on paint in black, Dina Wakley's sterling, and penny.  Add Black Soot Distress Ink and Crayon on the edges.  

Flick your fragment with paint at the same time.  I also just tapped the brush in various spots. 
Glue your Fragment to your tag.  Use foam tape to adhere your paperdoll.  Add your sentiment and any other final touches.  

Super fun and really easy project.