According to Greek mythology, Persephone, Queen of the Underworld, was taken by Hades against her will to be his bride. She mourned the loss of her world until she was able to return at the beginning of Spring. A fitting tale for the coming Halloween season, this assemblage doll celebrates this myth and the emotions of mourning. For this project, I also challenged myself to create a monochromatic project using only black and very dark grey. I was especially excited after I found this broken brooch among my craft stash, which picked up the tone of this project perfectly. The end result compliments the Halloween motif well, but also adds a level of sophistication and elegance that can be made any time of year.
Queen Persephone PaperWhimsy Project Directions:
Paint entire Amazing Alterables doll with black paint. Let dry.
Stamp body with script stamp, sprinkle with embossing powder and set with heat gun. Tip: Overlap the edges of the script stamp to get a messier look that also hides the edges of the stamped images better. You can also sprinkle some additional embossing powder on parts of the design that you would like to hide.
Paint top of crown with Relique medium, sprinkle with Pewter powder, and set with a heat gun.
Glue face piece in place.
Assemble the arms and paint the joints to hide the pegs.
Glue repurposed brooch to chest with strong adhesive. Tuck and glue ribbon in place underneath the bottom edge of the brooch.