Adventures in Alterables Project by Christen Hammons - Stampington & Company

Adventures in Alterables Project by Christen Hammons

The other day during an art selection we started talking about these great Amazing Alterables by PaperWhimsy. We’ve had a few artists submit their own versions, and they looked so fun that I just had to give them a try! I’m used to doing most of my work on a flat, rectangular surface, like a journal page or canvas, so this was a bit of a challenge for me, but it did bring me back to my days of sitting on the floor playing with paper dolls.

Adventures in Alterables Project Instructions:

To begin, I painted the doll's legs with Broken China Distress Paint. The dabber made it very easy to apply the paint.

I then painted part of the man’s arms and torso with Antique Linen Distress Paint. To add a bit of interest, I tore pieces of Melange Tissue Wrap and glued it to the legs.

Next, I stamped Recommendation by Carin Andersson onto the legs and Honeycomb by Christine Adolph onto the arms with Tuxedo Black StazOn ink.

To finish, I added a gold-painted birdcage and a pink-painted bird. The final touch was a bit of vintage text.

Once everything was dry, I glued the pieces together with Diamond Glaze. If you want your doll’s joints to have a bit of movement, you can use brads or wire to secure the pieces together.

About the Artist:
Christen Hammons is the Director of Publishing for Stampington & Company and editor-in-chief
of Somerset Studio, Somerset Life, Willow and Sage, and Bella Grace.

Interests: art, slow food, writing, books, yarn, authentic living

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