So that I could use my favourite rubber stamps on this project, I miniaturised them by stamping them onto Shrink Plastic. I painted the plastic with a wash of PaperArtsy Guacamole, allowed it to dry and then stamped with the star from Sara Nauman's most recent design for PaperArtsy, and this lovely sentiment from Rubber Dance, before carefully cutting both of these out and then shrinking them with a heat tool - I just love doing that. Our friend is a lover of all kinds of music and has spent many happy evenings sitting on our living room floor listening with us to anything from Reggae to Vaughan-Williams!
I used my own artwork on the doll's face/s. The white musical notes on her hat are stamped using a Rubber Dance background stamp and some Snowflake Fresco paint. For texture, I used some Grunge Paste tinted with Fresco paints in Banana and Chocolate pudding and a little lace fixed with gell medium and touched with Treasure Gold.
I wanted to try to evoke something of Collins' simplicity and serenity in this little gift, which comes with much love to our dear friend. Thank You so much for dropping by Magpieheaven today and taking a look at my peg doll, which I should like to link up to The Rubber Dance Blog April Colour Challenge here.