Friday, 4 January 2019

Pastel Christmas Santos Doll

Hello dear crafty friends! Lynne here with my festive version of the Santos Doll I used the Kaisercraft Silver Bells collection and lots of sparkle and bling to put this project together.

I am also entering my doll into the Bleeding Art December Challenge (Shiny and Sparkly)
You can check their challenges out here: https://bleedingartchallenge.blogspot.com/ 


I painted the edges of the pieces, then covered  them with patterned paper, all but the arms and face. After putting everything the main form together, I arranged the silver poinsettias and glittery white deer in the lower "cage", then added the felt snowflake and the gathered portions of pale blue tulle, which were lightly decorated with gems and fussy-cut ornaments from the paper.


The hair was created by cutting the petals from another silver poinsettia apart and layering them randomly around the head-I added some fussy-cut bits an gems there as well.


The wings were simply brushed with white glue then liberally coated with silver glitter; I used a pin run through the open lines to clear them of glitter and maintain the detailed effect of the wings. They were then glued to the back of the doll with a hot glue gun.



The upper part of the skirt (waistband, I suppose) needed a little embellishment as well, and these also covered the spots where the gathered tulle was glued on.



I love the soft colours of this paper line and using them on such a unique GSL piece was fun and interesting, and I hope it may inspire you to try one of these dolls using your favourite theme, papers, and embellishments.  It could be finished in sooo many ways!!

That being said, I wanted to let you know that I'm stepping down from the Gypsy Soul Education team for now; after four years with this great group, I feel like I should spend some time discovering and playing with  new techniques and supplies in the hope of returning here at some point full of new and interesting ideas. In the meantime, I will still be creating and posting here on my blog, and the 2019 GSL team will continue to create fabulous things, and you can check them out atHello dear crafty friends! Lynne here with my festive version of the Santos Doll I used the Kaisercraft Silver Bells collection and lots of sparkle and bling to put this project together.


I painted the edges of the pieces, then covered  them with patterned paper, all but the arms and face. After putting everything the main form together, I arranged the silver poinsettias and glittery white deer in the lower "cage", then added the felt snowflake and the gathered portions of pale blue tulle, which were lightly decorated with gems and fussy-cut ornaments from the paper.


The hair was created by cutting the petals from another silver poinsettia apart and layering them randomly around the head-I added some fussy-cut bits an gems there as well.


The wings were simply brushed with white glue then liberally coated with silver glitter; I used a pin run through the open lines to clear them of glitter and maintain the detailed effect of the wings. They were then glued to the back of the doll with a hot glue gun.



The upper part of the skirt (waistband, I suppose) needed a little embellishment as well, and these also covered the spots where the gathered tulle was glued on.



I love the soft colours of this paper line and using them  on such a unique GSL was fun and interesting, and I hope it may inspire you to try one of these dolls using your favourite theme, papers, and embellishments.  It could be finished in sooo many ways!!

That being said, I wanted to let you know that I'm stepping down from the Gypsy Soul Education team for now; after four years with this great group, I feel like I should spend some time discovering and playing with  new techniques and supplies in the hope of returning here at some point full of new and interesting ideas. In the meantime, I will still be creating and posting here on my blog, and the 2019 GSL team will continue to create fabulous things, and you can check them out at Hello dear crafty friends! Lynne here with my festive version of the Santos Doll I used the Kaisercraft Silver Bells collection and lots of sparkle and bling to put this project together.


I painted the edges of the pieces, then covered  them with patterned paper, all but the arms and face. After putting everything the main form together, I arranged the silver poinsettias and glittery white deer in the lower "cage", then added the felt snowflake and the gathered portions of pale blue tulle, which were lightly decorated with gems and fussy-cut ornaments from the paper.


The hair was created by cutting the petals from another silver poinsettia apart and layering them randomly around the head-I added some fussy-cut bits an gems there as well.


The wings were simply brushed with white glue then liberally coated with silver glitter; I used a pin run through the open lines to clear them of glitter and maintain the detailed effect of the wings. They were then glued to the back of the doll with a hot glue gun.



The upper part of the skirt (waistband, I suppose) needed a little embellishment as well, and these also covered the spots where the gathered tulle was glued on.



I love the soft colours of this paper line and using them  on such a unique GSL was fun and interesting, and I hope it may inspire you to try one of these dolls using your favourite theme, papers, and embellishments.  It could be finished in sooo many ways!!

That being said, I wanted to let you know that I'm stepping down from the Gypsy Soul Education team for now; after four years with this great group, I feel like I should spend some time discovering and playing with  new techniques and supplies in the hope of returning here at some point full of new and interesting ideas. In the meantime, I will still be creating and posting here on my blog, and the 2019 GSL team will continue to create fabulous things, and you can check them out at http://gslcuts.blogspot.com/

xx Lynne

GYPSY SOUL ITEMS USED

Santos Doll
Wings Assortment

OTHER ITEMS USED

Kaisercraft Silver Bells collection, 12" and 6"
assorted gems
silver poinsettias and glittery reindeer from Michael's
white glue, hot glue gun




5 comments:

  1. In the healthcare business, nurses are finding that individuals who have pursued an RN-BSN diploma program tend to be times prepared to proceed from traditional patient care to distinct roles in the health care sector. You can read more at nursing essays

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love cage dolls - I actually collect them! Thanks for joining us at Bleeding Art!

    ReplyDelete
  3. This is fabulous, loving the sparkle which is ideal for our challenge over at Bleeding Art.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx
    Bleeding Art DT

    ReplyDelete
  4. This is so creative and colorful! Absolutely lovely!

    ReplyDelete