Sunday, January 24, 2016

Wise Woman Santos Doll

I'm having some studio time today ( sunday) and as I knew I'd have an uninterrupted run, I thought I'd finally make the Retro Art Cafe Santos doll kit, that I've had in my stash for over a year!

I confess that I was really unsure what to do or where to start, faced with the dark brown masonite - I'm often left panicking .... So I thought I'll just paint all the parts white with acrylic paint, so thats what I did. I then added some stamping with the script stamp and some words from a couple of Paper Artsy Stamp sets.

Next I added some wash tape, to add more depth. Finally I added some colour with gelato and gold acrylic paint.

Then the fun part- the decorating, by this point I realised I wanted to create a softer divine feminine doll.

As you can see I added hearts, pearls, flowers and leaves to create the soft look.

I'm entering my doll into the following Challenges:

PaperArtsy- Theme is Hearts

Craft Stamper Magazine - 2nd Entry Take a stamp ( my background for my doll, created with stamps and paint)

I hope that all my Stateside friends affected by the storm are safe and warm, and wishing everyone a lovely weekend.


Gio said...

This piece has stolen my heart. Wow Debi! Thank you for playing with us at the CraftStamper magazine challenge :-)

Hazel Agnew said...

I just love her...she is amazing!

SewPaperPaint said...

Oh my gosh!!!! This is totally amazing, complete and utter coolness! I am in love with her!!! <3 <3 <3 You did a fabulous job on every single detail, she's perfect! {drooling...} Hugs, Autumn

Diane said...

Wow what a fabulous mixed media design.

Hugs Diane

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Funnily enough i have one of these and haven't done mine yet either!

Lucy x

Art By Wanda said...

She's wonderful!!!!!!!!!

Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

Debi, your Santos Doll is absolutely GORGEOUS! Somehow I missed your post until now. The colors you used are perfect, and I love all of the embellishments. Awesome job! xoxo