Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Mermaid Paper Doll Shadow Box

PaperWhimsy had a sign-up for a Paper Doll Shadow Box Project and you know I had to sign up!! Love the paper dolls and we were given a "secret sister" to create for. I have fun all month teasing my "sister" so that she wouldn't think it was for her. I know she loves it and can't wait for her to receive it in the mail.

The doll has a PW face with french text body & arms. I hand-drew the "seaweed" around her face and added the crystal and flower embellishments. For her tail (which moves) I used distressed embossing powder.

For the background, I did some needle felting using a stencil and poked the olive & lime roving through the cut-outs to make the "seaweed" design. I added some navy and purple roving to create a bit of a swirld and after placing the doll on the background I added some sequins and beads. Do you like it? I am very pleased with her and excited to mail her to her new home. :-)


Eastjewels said...

Carol...How wonderful and beautiful is your mermaid, I love her...will you make one for my book...I can't wait to work and play in our ABs.

Linda (Okla)

Sarah said...

Wow stuning shadow box!! love your Mermaid

mary schweitzer said...

Brilliant mermaid! Love the seaweed hair especially. She is gorgeous.