Saturday, January 28, 2017

Asian Paper Doll Canvas

I have gone back to my childhood love of paper dolls! Playing with the Julie Nutting paper doll stamps is such fun. For Christmas, I got two wonderful books written by artist Julie Nutting. They are "Collage Couture Studio Paper Dolls" and "Collage Couture." Between those books and gift cards to two art supply shops, I was made the happiest camper, this past holiday!

For this canvas I used a number of ideas found in "Collage couture Studio Paper Dolls." I printed one of the five dolls in the book (Kyoko) and her line drawn outfits. I cut out 2 pieces from the outfits, a top and pants. Then I traced them onto two pieces of origami paper and cut those out as well as the doll. I placed soft pads on her back for depth after I glued the top and pants in place.

The Pagoda was traced and cut from a template in the book, using scrapbook paper. The background scrapbook paper was ripped and adhered to the 12x12" canvas. I sealed the background using Beacon Decoupage. Old rice paper was stamped in red using a collection of rubber stamps. This was ripped and glued in place.

The doll was adhered to the canvas and assorted flowers were used to embellish the piece.

I had so much fun creating this piece! Maybe I will do a French one next!


Desire Fourie said...

Hi Carla. So nice to be on the DS4J team with you. Love the Asian feel to this beautiful card of yours. I am now a Follower here too xxx
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Shirley-Anne said...

Love this card design so many elements to enjoy