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WIP Wednesday: Creepy Charlottes Part IV

I finished my Creepy Charlottes and posted them in the shop and one already has been claimed. These necklaces were so fun to make! I'm thinking of doing another batch...

To start, I dry brushed white craft paint onto the high points of the rusted dolls. I always end up using way too much paint on the brush, so I dab my index finger in the paint, rub most of it off, then lightly brush the high points of the dolls. It didn't take very long for the paint to dry.
Rusty girls

Just a smidge of white acrylic craft paint

First doll all dabbed up

Ready for the wash!
Next, I decided a very blackish blue wash would look good on the dolls. I mixed up a wash of paint and brushed it on the dolls, blotting away some of the excess. I added a few layers of wash until I was satisfied. My first doll had too much blue so I added more black to the remaining two.
One layer of wash

Love her light blue hue

Barely there wash

Love that dark grunge!
Once the wash of paint was completely dry, I glued the doll to the pendants using E6000. They should stay on a very long time.

With the dolls firmly in place, I decided to add a bit of clear gesso to the scrapbook paper. I used a small, soft paintbrush and got under the dolls and to the edges of the glitter. I'm really pleased with how they all turned out and I'm thinking the next batch will have a red wash of paint.

Thanks for following the progress of these creepy cuties!



This little girl has found a home!


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