This past summer I was lucky enough to take a cruise with Julie Nutting. During the “sea days” we attended two workshops hosted by Julie. She showed us how she creates her doll canvases. Today I made one using the Prima Doll Mermaid.
I started with prepping the canvas with white Gesso, then sponging various green and blue acrylic paints. Once dry, I used stencils to create some plants and dimension. Next I stamped the mermaid on cardstock, cut her out, and Modge Podged the full canvas and doll. I allowed the MP to set, then using glossy accents, glues each sequins on her bra top and body. I free styled painting on her hair vs use the stamped hairstyle. T embellish the canvas, I added some shells die cuts by Impression Obsession, pearls and gem flourishes, an old brooch, paper flowers, glass domes, button, lobster, and broken shell gravel.
I entered my canvas into Anything Goes with a Twist – Challenge 6 - decorate a canvas and My Craft Spot -Use Sequins
UPDATE: My canvas won Top 5 at the Anything Goes with a Twist – Challenge 6 - decorate a canvas.