Welcome to the Grand Uni & Dolls blog hop party!
If you have come from the Flying Unicorn Blog then you are in the right place. If not then begin from the beginning at Flying Unicorn Blog because you do not want to miss a thing!
(We have an amazing line up of creative and inspirational projects all centering on Julie Nutting Mixed Media Doll Stamps. Let us get this party hopping! )
I'm such a huge fan of Julie Nutting Dolls that it was really hard for me to choose one to use for today's blog hop! I ended up settling on this sweet little toddler. You can find her HERE in the Flying Unicorn Store.
I have created a little sign for today's project. This could easily be used as a hanging piece by hanging from the ribbon or by adding a picture hanger to the back.
This was created on a piece of decorative wood that I picked up at Michaels for a couple of dollars.
To create the background, I first mixed a pink paint with pearlized medium to give it a bit of sheen. Just use any brush you have to apply it.
After you have it painted. Mix a bit of your paint with glaze. (I added a bit more pink to make it a hair darker.) Glaze can be found at any hardware store. I picked mine up at Lowe's.
Before the glaze dries, use a paint comb in vertical lines to remove a portion of it, as shown. Let dry.
Next, apply the glaze over the top. This time, you will pull the paint comb horizontally. It will look something like this. Remember it doesn't have to be perfect.
Before you set it aside to dry, take the brush and give the ends a bit more color for depth.
Finally, finish up the background by inking around the outside with brown chalk ink. Give it a light spritzing of Antique Gold to tone it down, as I did with my piece. I wanted to have a bit of a vintage look for my finished project.
You will see in the photo below that I even gave my finished girl a little spritz of Antique Gold.
Tip: You might notice that there are lots of layers used to create my dolls. If you look closely, you will see that I play that up by not gluing everything flat. I intentionally didn't glue down the bottom of the skirt and also only glued the center of the hair bow.
Now embellish it! I used lots of Prima Flowers, some Zva Creative Bling and even an old Jolee's button from my stash.
NOW... for the fun part for you!!!
Want to win the doll I used or any of the other ones, the choice will be yours along with Time Traveler or Seashore collection paper pack by Prima. To be eligible all you have to do is:
·Become a follower of my blog
·Comment below this post and tell me you became a follower and tell me about your favorite Julie Nutting products!
·This giveaway is open worldwide
But wait there is more …..
One lucky person will win the Uni’s & Dolls grand prize
Now... I KNOW you need to see what the other girls are sharing and I KNOW you don't want to miss out on a chance to win the fabulous prizes, so it's time to head over to Jen's Blog!