Skeletons in the Closet ( Skelly in the Closet)
Step 1. I painted the box black. I had some black gesso with a matte finish available so that is what I used. And it is true...I have the world's yuckiest paint brushes because I do not take care of them. ( Husband and I are painting a room in our house today and my husband is in for a wild-eyed awakening if he is relying on me to actually clean the paint brushes. Ahhh but back to crafting....)
Step 1. Cut two Skelly dolls - from Prima and Julie Nutting.
Step 2. One doll will be decorated and the second doll will be used for the backside as support.
Ink the edges of both dolls with black ink for shading and blending. It's very important to make sure you ink the edges of the doll that will be used as the bottom layer. You do not want any white edges peeking out when the doll is finished. Once the doll is glued together, it's nearly impossible to add ink to the inside edges to cover up white. The extra steps and care taken ahead of time will make the finished product so much more appealing.
Select the doll that will be on the backside and flip her over. Cut some small pieces from a wood skewer and glue to the doll. Wood toothpicks will add support as well, however I always have wood skewers on my craft table so that is usually my "go-to" supply.
Make sure you add wood supports to all areas that may bend - like the legs, neck, arms.
Step 4. Add layers to Skelly's skirt, along with some additional creepy black cheesecloth, and she's all done. Paper Used on Skelly: My Mind's Eye -Lost & Found Paper 6x6 Sunshine collection LF2104
Here's the completed look. Skelly's ready to take a stroll about town and turn some heads in her new scary couture outfit.
Thanks so much for stopping.
Prima Julie Nutting Doll Stamp - Skelly 911621
Darice wooden box - measures 7.9x2.2x1.6 inches
Prima Art Alchemy Metallique Dark Velvet Acrylic Paint - 963125
Prima Art Alchemy Metallique Ancient Coin Gold Acrylic Paint -963057
Prima Color Bloom Mist in Antique Gold-573843
Prima Frank Garcia Memory Hardware - Pearls 990381
Prima Frank Garcia Memory Hardware -Montpellier Apothecary Vial Labels 991098
Prima Frank Garcia Memory Hardware -Montpellier Apothecary Vials 990619
Prima Frank Garcia Memory Hardware -La Rochelle Antique Trinkets 990725
Prima Frank Garcia Memory Hardware -Strasbourg Gold Trinkets -991142
Prima Frank Garcia Memory Hardware Chains - Antique 990633
Prima Frank Garcia Memory Hardware Vintage Trinkets -991135
Prima Mechanicals Stars-936654
Prima IOD Moulds - Vintage Art Decor Mould - Baroque 6 -814823
Prima IOD Moulds -Vintage Art Decor Mould - Baroque 4- 814809
Prima IOD Paper Clay - 814991
Black Matte Gesso
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Black Soot, Crushed Olive, Mowed Grass