We Are Not Lost
When I saw the wonderful papers from October Afternoon’s Campground Collection and pulled out my May Arts ribbon I was so inspired! I immediately thought of creating this fun mixed media piece influenced by the amazing work of Kelly Rae Roberts. We are not lost, we simply are.
- May Arts Twill Tape in Ivory and Teal
- May Arts Burlap String in Red and Brown
- May Arts Twine in natural
- October Afternoon Campground Papers and stickers
- Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
- Beacon’s 3 in 1 Quick Dry adhesive
A 6×10 canvas or stiff board to use as the base.
- Ink, paint, glitter glue, spray inks and other colorants of your choice.
To begin, cover your backing with the fabulous text sheet from the Campground Collection. Using glitter glue, ink, and spray inks create a unique backdrop for your girl.
Cut the tree from the patterned paper and adhere to the background. Cut a swirl from the star paper and add to the top to accent.
Create a head and torso from canvas paper, watercolor paper, or whatever you have on hand using various paints. Cut out and adhere to background. Cut a triangle shaped dress from Campground Collection, as well as legs and adhere to create the basic doll. Trace all parts with a charcoal pencil or a marker for definition.
Cut the text from one of the stickers and adhere to the background beside your doll. Using your finger, spread a bit of glitter glue (distress stickles) over the words to give them sparkle.
Accent your doll with May Arts ribbon and use alphabet stickers cut into shapes for the shoes.
To create the hair, dye the twine with multiple colorants to achieve the desired color. I used Spray ink, walnut ink, and alcohol based markers. Tie with burlap string and loosen the ends to create the pony tails. (Absolute ADORABLENESS! Just say’n.)
Once you have the board created use the quick-dry adhesive to adhere twine (un-dyed) all the way around your piece, leaving a lot of slack around the top to hang. I started at the bottom center and worked my way around to make it as secure as possible.
Now share your wonderful piece with the world!!!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my tutorial! I hope you make something wonderful!!!
Blog post by: Jingle