' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Textured dolls

Thursday 1 August 2019

Textured dolls

A new Country View Challenge is kicking off today and the theme, chosen by the lovely Miriam, is Textures. The world is your oyster... so many ways of creating textures and so much fun to be had!

Today I used stencils to create the main textures, first with texture paste and the chicken wire stencil and then for added dimension, I added embossing powder on top of the texture paste through the Prima doily stencil.

But going back to the beginning... I created the background on a heavy cardstock panel which I gessoed and stuck a piece of fabric like material on the right.

I painted a large portion of the panel with Prima Texture Paste Clear crackle for fine texture.

The stencilling came next and when dry I used the heat gun on the embossing powder (Seth Apter, Emerald Creek Baked Texture in Vintage Beeswax.

I then applied Paper Artsy Frescos paints all over the panel which revealed the crackles.

A bit of stamping with archival inks finished off the background.

The focal point is a cluster around a Tim Holtz Paper doll, one of the largest in the set. Behind is a doily, aged with Distress inks and a Vintage ad from a Prima Ephemera pack. Under the dolls' feet are 2 die-cuts. I created a cluster with a piece of muslin, 3 flowers made with the Prima Fairy Garden Mould and sprayed with shimmer sprays and some micro beads, the whole held in place with acrylic gel medium.

Once again this project didn't turn out the way I had envisioned but I had a lot of fun making it and so will you when you join us in the Country View Challenge! Plus there's a £20 voucher for grabs, just saying...

Thanks for coming by,
I am entering the We Love To Create, SanDee & amelie's Steampunk, SSS Wednesday and Bleeding Art challenges.


  1. This is fabulous Christine, wonderful textures! Have a fun week, Sue xx

  2. This is wonderful Christine. Amazing texture!

  3. Wow, yummy textures, Christine!!! I love the stencilling and the design!!! Have a nice weekend!!! xx

  4. Wow! Fabulous layers and texture. Wonderful project Christine. Have a great weekend. Hugs Flo x

  5. Beautiful textured project - this is amazing! Hugs rachel x

  6. I am loving this!!!! it's so full of gorgeous texture and love the design too. Happy crafty weekend, Angela xXx

  7. Wow, love everything about this ! Corrie x

  8. Such a fab panel Christine with a great vintage feel. Happy August xx

  9. Fabulous textures, makes you want to run your fingers all over it xx

  10. Gorgeous, love this! So much yummy texture - and you are right, pretty similar to my piece, but in the end totally different.
    Have a wonderful week!
    Evelyn xxx

  11. Hi Christine. Saw your comment on my blog. The Distressing Paper is just a name they've given it. It is a very fine Vilene which is normally used as an interfacing, it's more like Lutradur rather than Tyvek which looks and feels completely different though they all shrivel when heated. Happy creative week, Angela xXx

  12. Yum yum yum! That close up is an absolute treat, full of my favourite textures and colours, and the whole page has a lovely air of romance and nostalgia. Completely gorgeous!
    Alison x

  13. Très beau fond texturé avec d'agréables couleurs qui donnent un côté légèrement romantique à ton canvas. J'aime beaucoup.
    Bonne fin de journée,

  14. I just love the softness of the colors and your lace elements are perfect! Thanks for joining us at The Bleeding Art Challenge!!
    Bleeding Art DT

  15. Wow! I love all the beautiful background texture and of course the whole project! Beautiful subtle effects and a lovely composition!
    Thank you for playing along with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    Claudia x

  16. Christine, I'm a little late to this party, but I just had to leave you some love! I adore your romantic canvas! Hugs!