Hello there! It’s Riikka from Paperiliitin blog here today to share my first guest project! Namely I had the privilege and honor to get a lovely box of treasures from Paper Garden and created several projects using the content.
I’m a mixed media influenced crafter. I started scrapbooking almost ten years ago and since then my style has evolved to the mixed media direction. Currently I design for Prima Marketing and also belong to the brand ambassador team of Finnabair, among others.
As this first project I created a tiny little art doll out of a clothes pin. Even though the box was filled with gorgeous vintage papers and old book pages, I wanted to think outside of the box and use the sweet little wooden peg to create something. The shape was totally that of a ballet dancer as it seemed the pin was on pointe.
I started the project by adding an eyelet screw to the top of the pin, so I could use the little doll as a decoration. Then I painted the top and bottom with acrylic paint, collaged some paper for the top and used seam binding to make the tutu styled skirt. I also added some fluffy hair, lace pointe shoes and a little lace crown to the doll. I recorded a video while working with the project, so you can see what I did.
Video link to Paperiliitin: https://youtu.be/SilOwSLysVg
Paper Garden Vintage Paper bundle (https://papergarden.fi/gb/80-vintage-paper-bundles)
Prima Marketing Brush set (https://papergarden.fi/gb/prima-marketing-inc/1027-art-basics-sivellinsetti.html)
Prima Marketing Heavy Gesso White (https://papergarden.fi/gb/prima-marketing-inc/1028-heavy-gesso-white-250ml.html)
Prima Marketing Soft Matte Gel (https://papergarden.fi/gb/prima-marketing-inc/990-soft-matte-gel-250ml.html)
(c) Riikka Kovasin of Paperiliitin with Varalusikka Paper Garden 2018