I'm so excited that I have finished another Julie Nutting doll page.
This doll is dressed in clothes that remind me of a party. I started with a 12 x 12 paper from Bo Bunny called Welcome Home. It has this great chandelier and I thought it would be perfect for my theme. Here's how the paper looked originally.
I felt like it needed distressing a bit so I got out my Gelatos.
This color is Gold Champagne. I colored over the paper quite a bit and then used a foam blending tool to even out the color. Not only did it change the appearance of the paper but it also gave it a subtle sheen. Here is a photo of the before and after.
A big difference! As always, I stamped Chiara on some text paper and colored her with some neutral Copics. Can you guess what I used for her party dress? Gold vellum. I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, being careful not to smear it until it dried. Then I cut it out and glued it to the doll.
I added her pearl party necklace and also glued on a metal bow in her hair. I stamped an appropriate sentiment from a retired My Favorite Things stamp on the same text paper and then cut it with a label die. I covered the entire label with Glossy Accents.
Now, I needed something to fill up the space below the chandelier. I've used some cute animal stamps on some of my other pages but I felt like this page called for something different. When I ran across this adorable girl stamp, also retired from My Favorite Things, I knew she was perfect.
Too too cute! I used the same text paper and then just colored her with Copics. I did a test with an Ochre Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker. I love how it made her dress looked golden and I could imitate the pleats or folds of her dress by going over the same spot several times. I colored her hair the same as Chiara's. The heart of her headband was colored and then covered with Glossy Accents to make it puffy.
I know, I know, I say this every time. This is my favorite!
Thanks for playing dolls with me.