Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Celebrate Your Uniqueness

I recently joined a couple of Julie Nutting paper doll groups because I like this stamp line so much. I enjoy seeing what other people do with them and use those ideas as inspiration to make my own. I jumped right in and volunteered for two swaps, this one, which I'll mail this week, the other, a January swap.

I wanted to make a galaxy-like background for this doll I had in my stash of already made dolls. So I chose my Color Burst concentrated powder to see what they could do.

I spritzed the watercolor paper tag with water then sprinkled on each color. There was a lot of water and color, so I needed to soak some up, but I didn't want to mess with the design. So I took my embosser and hit it with some heat to set the color. It was still pretty wet, so I layed a piece of multi-media paper on top of it and rubbed, which resulted in a pretty cool pattern on both pieces of paper. I'll use the extra piece in another project.

I blended regular watercolors to cover the white spots, and splattered gold, white and black paint. When everything was dry, I edged it with black Staz-On ink and added tiny little dots of sparkly Stickles. 
The circle and swish lines she's standing on were cut with Dawn's new die set, which I absolutely love. I glued them in place with Glossy Accents and inked and glued down the lettering as well. I was going to tie ribbon at the top of the tag, but I decided that I like it without it.
I want to stamp the envelope I'm sending this in, so I'll get that done next and then off she goes! I'll sweat it out until I hear from my swap buddy, but I'm sure she'll like it. Not gonna lie, this is difficult to let go of, but I can't keep them all.


  1. That color burst stuff sure makes immediate looking galaxies!

  2. Doesn't it, though? The trick is to not get heavy-handed with it, something I find difficult to resist.


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