We welcome Wendy Morris-Saponaro, an Ambassador for Sandra Evertson’s Relics & Artifacts, as she creates a project pairing the resin castings with Paper Whimsy’s Large Curious Poupée.
Dreamer of Dreams Project by Relics & Artifacts Ambassador Wendy Morris-Saponaro
“We are the dreamer of our dreams … yet we are the movers and shakers …” — Arthur O'Shaughnessy
This quote was my pivot of inspiration using the PaperWhimsy Curious Poupée chipboard doll pieces along with the amazing resin castings from Relics & Artifacts. I used the Relics & Artifacts Archival Cast as the doll face attached to the wooden moving doll pieces. With closed eyes, raising her head in the beauty of her dreams and confidence as she sits on my art desk. My daily muse to rise and live my dreams — to “move and shake.”
Dreamer of Dreams Project Directions:
Using oil pastel crayons and watercolor pencils, paint in skin tone and hair color onto face.
Paint PaperWhimsy doll with eggshell chalkboard paint.
Attach the chipboard doll pieces together using jump rings.
Stamp dress pattern onto patterned paper with black ink.
Cut out the dress pieces from the pattern paper.
Use a palette knife to apply gel medium to attach the dress to the PaperWhimsy chipboard doll. Allow time for the doll to dry completely and the wooden doll pieces to set properly with the adhesive.
Use a distressing tool to distress areas of the dress. Thread white thread into the holes of the vintage buttons. Attach the buttons to the dress with glue dots.
Glue Dresden trim to the bottom edge of the dress with gel medium. Distress areas of the Dresden trim.
Use gel medium to attach vintage rhinestones to the waist and neckline of the dress, and as earrings to the face.
Attach the resin face to the doll with gel medium or strong-hold glue.