Friday, 18 July 2014

Hello Dolly by Fliss Goodwin



Hi there, I’m still in a rather girly mood but in contrast to last weeks’ pastels, this week my creation is rather bright and features my favourite Prima doll stamp. The background paper I made is really easy to do having been made using an ink applicator so read on to find out how.


Here’s What You Need: 

Prima Cling Mixed Media Doll Stamp – 910150 or any of the others would work just as well
Distress Inks – Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers
Colouring Pencils such as Spectrum Noir
Die Cut Butterfly
Resin Flowers and Metal Corner – from my stash
Thick Grey Board


Here’s How To: 

·       First make the background paper. Cut a piece of stamping card to fit your grey board – as the doll is quite large you will need to make sure the background is bit enough. Mine is 9x21 cm. Using an ink applicator, apply rectangles of ink to the card in a chequer board pattern. I used Ripe Persimmon and Picked Raspberry. When you’ve applied the ink, smudge lightly with the applicator to spread it. This will give a slightly fluffy look.

·       Next use a script stamp without a block to stamp on the coloured rectangles with the same inks. You’ll see that the ink is a little darker and adds a textured effect.

·       I then stamped all over the decorated paper using the same script stamp and the gesso to soften the effect slightly and add another layer of texture. If you do this, you need to scrub the stamp well when you’ve finished stamping and I find a clear stamp works best.

·       Now make the paper to stamp the doll’s dress on. This is the fun part as I used the end of a marker as a stamp. It’s flat so it gave a varied dotty effect. I used the blue and green Distress inks for this.


·       Stamp the doll on to stamping card with the coffee ink and then stamp just the dress portion on the dotty paper with the same ink. Colour the doll’s face, limbs and hair with the pencils and blend the colours with the blending fluid and paper stumps. Cut everything out.

·       Assemble the panel by gluing on the chequer-patterned paper and then decorate with lace and layered paper flowers. Make up the doll by rounding out the frock and add a double layer of foam pads down the centre to add dimension.

·       Add some gems to the panel at the top of the lace and finish off with the doll and a die cut butterfly coloured with blue Distress ink. Fix on a metal corner as shown.


Have a great weekend and see you next week.

Fliss x


  1. This is just gorgeous,love the image and fab

  2. Girly - yes, but bursting with wonderful colour. I love that patchwork backgrounnd.


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