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Sunday, 10 December 2017

A Doll is not just for Christmas...

(photo heavy post)
Last week I won a subscription to 
...and it is fabulous!
It is more than a is also a craft community, and has monthly challenges for
it's members(you don't have to subscribe to join the site!!!)
This month the mag comes with free digi images from 
who are another of the sponsors for our

*using "Raggedy Anne and Andy dolls" from StarStampz*

I decided to use up another old canvas, 
which gave me a lovely dark base...
 roughed out with white gesso...
 Glued my hand coloured image into position
and pushed more gesso through stencils to add texture.
 Next a light wash of gesso over the whole piece
(avoiding coloured section)  to blend in edges.
 The members challenge at TTCRD this month is 
Tic/Tac/Toe, and I chose to use Red/Metallic/Green
 ...smooshed some red and green acrylic (being careful not to mix
as this would make a muddy mess) over the background,
before rubbing more white over the top.
 Now for the metallic.
Thick Gold embossing powder to form a frame...
 followed by watered down Bronze paint from Golden.
 Watering this paint down causes it to separate,
 leaving lovely verdi gris pools.
 I used the same Golden paint on chip board letters...
 and a little Verdi Gris embossing powder around the edges
to reinforce the
"left out in the rain" feel.
 as these little toys are clearly from Christmas's past.
 Close up shots...

Enjoy XXX

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  1. Congratulations to winning the subscription... It's really a great magazine. Love your canvas and all the texture you've added. It's great. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Annemi {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  2. You are the queen of textures. I want to touch that pretty card, I bet is makes a lovely sound. And the colors... pure sparkly delight!

  3. Congrats on the win Gina!! I love what you did to this canvas! It's so pretty and it's filled with love and hope!!! Big Hugs!

  4. I enjoyed seeing your step by step photos!!! Great alteration of your old canvas!!! Your new project looks amazing!!! Thank you for joining the December challenge of the Country View Challenges blog!

  5. Super Mixed Media techniques! Thanks for joining us at Country View Challenges this month. Merry Christmas!

  6. I love this! It's so true. Happy Dollydays! <3

  7. Rather sweet for sharing on Dream In Darkness, and thanks for sharing all the techniques as well.

  8. I so much enjoy looking your how to photos and love all the layers and textures you create to make your piece. Thank you for sharing at Dream in Darkness, Happy, creative year 2018!!