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mixed media articulated art doll

Do you like paper dolls?  I've always been fascinated by them, so the chipboard Art Doll from Gypsy Soul was a perfect excuse to have a little play time. 

First, the body received a thin coat of paint, plus some background stamping  with several colors of ink, along with a spritz or two of spray inks.  An awl (what I generally refer to as "a pokey tool") was used to stab holes in each limb (that's not something you get to say everyday!) and also at the torso for the joining together of parts, but some free advice:  if you make your own dolly, a small hole punch would probably be an easier option.  You could choose to attach the head the same way, but I glued Ms. Doll's.

As much as I like paper dolls, I equally dislike the little paper tabs generally used to attach their clothes.  Instead, a coating of gel medium over this doll's body parts, as well as over her clothing, will protect Ms. Doll and her collection from me using painter's tape to temporarily attach her outfits.
For her premiere ensemble, Ms. Doll has a Mary Pickford mask cut from the Screen Sirens collage page, a crown from the Perfect Party Hats page, and a dress from a Gelli plate print.  Her wrap is ink tinted cheesecloth, and she carries a bouquet of flowers.

Any suggestions for Ensemble #2??

some supplies used for Ensemble #1:
Laser Cut Art Doll
Gelli Plate
rubber stamps
gel medium
Screen Sirens 
Perfect Party Hats

And don't forget, Jean says: 
"Make sure to stop by and comment to be included in the giveaways for June, Laser Cuts and Stamps.    All orders placed in June will also be included in a random giveaway.   As a bonus, all the Laser Cuts in the store are 25% off as of June 1, 2016.   Get your orders placed!"

So be sure to leave your comment for a chance at the goodies!  

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