Thursday, 4 May 2017

Mixed Media Art Paper Doll

Hi, friends!
It's May already and I hope you are enjoying the beautiful Spring weather.
I am here today to share with you my mixed media project I created for our new challenge at Stamps and Stencils.

Cec is hostessing the challenge this month and she has chosen the theme: Fabric and Fibres.
This is how she describes her theme:

Let's add some fabric and/or fibres to our creations this month.  You can use linen, burlap, organza, wool, lace, ribbon, rope to name a few.  The list is almost endless but whatever you add, make sure there is some stamping or stenciling (or both) on your creation as well.

I love to use fabric and fibre elements in my projects and so decided to create a mixed media paper doll with lots of different fabric details.
Here is what I came up with:

I started with a piece of a hand dyed fabric and a piece of heavy weight cardstock. I glued down my fabric onto a cardstock and cut out the shape using my TH dress form die. I cut out the lower part of the die cut and started to build my doll. 
I drew the arms and the head, colored them using my Copics and my Faber Castell pitt pastel pencils, cut them out and attached them to the dress form using some small breads form my stash. 
I made a little tassel out of some twines and created a dress using the pieces of an old lace, pom pom trims and some fabric left overs. I also made a bow using my hand dyed seam binding.
I love Dylusions characters stamps so I used one of these for the legs. I colored the legs with my Dylusions inks.

I used some fiber elements to create the hair for my paper doll. I also added a small golden crown on top of her head. 

I attached the center part of the doll onto the heavy weight cardstock to allow moving the head, arms and legs. I also added some fabric pieces at the bottom to create a kind of a flower path.

This mixed media paper art doll is a present to a sweet little girl I love.
I hope you like my fabric project I created for our wonderful challenge theme Fabric and Fibres at Stamps and Stencils and I encourage you to create your mixed media piece using some fabric or fibres or both with some stamping or stencilling and to join us for our challenge!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving lovely comments! I read and appreciate each and every one of them!

Hugs! Branka xx



  1. Wow! This little Princess is stunning, I love her cute little face and flowing locks and her outfit is a triumph ! I bet you had a lot of fun with this project. Toni xx

  2. She is just WONDERFUL Branka! Thank you very much for joining in at Moo Mania & More this time! Always a pleasure to have you with us!
    oxo Susi

  3. Your art doll is stunning Branka, she has the most beautiful and serene face and I just love how you made her arms moveable! Here hair and crown look amazing too! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. Wow, oh wow, oh wow!! This is spectacular, Branka!! Your doll is amazing!! What stunning texture!! Her face is so beautiful!! I love every single detail you added, but the crown is my favorite!! Love, love this, my sweet friend!! You are so talented!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. Gorgeous art doll Branka ! Love all the fibres, it will definitely make the recipient smile ! Sue C x

  6. Oh Branka - this is sooooo much fun - I adore what you have done - she is brilliant! Hugs rachel x

  7. O wonderful!!!!! she is very bretty
    Fantastic idea!
    Greetings Elke

  8. How wonderful. Your doll is so fancy with all the fibres making up her clothes. I especially love her crown - so much fun.

  9. She is delightful Branka! I love her beautiful face and the skirt is AMAZING! Your art brings me so much joy. Hugs, Autumn

  10. Ooh love it! Fab project and such a creative use of all the textures to create such a lovely doll. Thanks so much for joining us at We Love 2 Create this time
    Claire xx

  11. WOW Branka! Your paper doll is simply amazing! Love the face and her fancy artsy dress! Just fantastic!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  12. Oh, my goodness, Branka! this paper doll is amazing! First you are quite the portrait artist, and your face on this little one is sweet as can be--I love her dreamy blue eyes! And second a fabulous dress designer! What a wonderful project using fibers of all sorts! Sending big hugs your way!

  13. Your paper doll is absolutely wonderful.

    Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

  14. Wonderful Mixed Media piece, very good design.

  15. One word: AMAZING! Great work. I LOVE it all especially the pompoms. Thank you so much for playing along Simon Says Stamp A Hint of Pink Challenge. Gayatri xx

  16. I have several of those pom pom trims, and never have a clue what to do with them... This is such a great idea! Very nicely done. Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  17. Loving your doll..she is delightful and I just adore her crown, just perfect for her.
    Thank you for joining in with this months challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

  18. What a fun piece. I want those boots. Thank you for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge.

  19. Such a fun project. Thanks for joining us at Altered Eclectics.
    Lisa - AEDT