I created a 12x12 fairytale-inspired canvas.
As a mother of 3 little boys, I was at a bit of a loss when I saw the all pink mood board, let me tell you! Absolutely gorgeous, but very girly LOL.
Once I looked at it a bit closer an idea started to take shape. Evan and I have been watching Once Upon A Time, and the frilly pink dress reminded me of a princess, and the typewriter of a fairytale, and I was off to the races!
I wanted my princess to look like Aurora from the show, and turned to my Julie Nutting stamps to see what I could do. Believe it or not, she started out as Mindy, the bouffant-sporting 50's diner looking paper doll stamp.
And here's how she ended up.
A little bit of a transformation, wouldn't you say? The Julie Nutting stamps are very versatile this way. They are designed to be cut apart into pieces for layering. I trimmed off Mindy's bouffant and hand drew my own hair, adding some Liquid Pearls and bling to her headband to imitate Aurora's crown. I made the dress out of tissue paper (a little bolder than the pink the mood board, but it was what I had) - I first stamped the ruffle part of Mindy's dress over and over onto white cardstock and then layered on the tissue paper in a rumpled fashion to imitate the dress on the mood board. I then trimmed the skirt into the shape I wanted. Aurora's trademark shawl is also made from tissue paper.
If you remember the story of Sleeping Beauty, Aurora was imprisoned in a castle surrounded by briars. I created my briar patch using hot glue which I painted over with alcohol markers.
The stones of the castle were created using a piece of Maja Design paper from the Vintage Autumn Basics collection. To make the rocks I used a Prima 6x6 Rocks stencil and outlined the stones in pencil, then filled in the mortar lines using a Faber-Castell Stamper's Big Brush pen. To give them a mossy, aged look I added some green with Twinkling H2Os and shading with a Stabilo Aquarellable pencil.
This Prima Garden Sink seem perfect for a fairytale scene. A little bit of Distress Paint to add a patina and it was ready to add to my project.
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