Thursday 10 March 2016


On the Paperartsy blog this fortnight is the topic of Artdolls........I might have stretched the boundaries a little, but felt that this was a good time to bring to life my calico rabbit, and combine her with the new and fabulous stamps by Lin Brown.

I began by painting my large rabbit with Fresco paint in vanilla and then gave her 2 coats of Multi Matte Medium to seal her and allow me to stamp onto her surface.

Next, I used 2 of Lins new leaf stamps and, with green archival ink, covered her legs, body and face with patterns. I "tattooed" some sentiments onto her arms and painted the pads under her feet with Hey Pesto and stamped and painted Lin's daisy stamp.

I created a pinafore dress for her by brayering fresco paints onto a cotton fabric, and stencilling paint through one of Lin's new stencils. I stamped a sentiment onto tissue paper and glued that to her pinafore top.

I created a daisy chain by stamping the daisies onto shrink plastic, painting the backs, heating and threading onto some silver cord. Always make sure that you make holes in the plastic before you shrink it, because the plastic is too tough and brittle to cut into afterwards.

I made a woolly pom pom tail and braided a ponytail for Daisy. I wired the ponytail up and stitched them to each end of her!

So, here is Daisy, in all her glory, playing out in my garden! 

You can see her over on the Paperartsy blog and also lots of fabulous Art Dolls.


  1. She is gorgeous hazel, you clever girl!

    Lucy x

  2. Hazel, I am totally head over heels in love with Daisy - and not just because she shares the name with our beloved cat! Lin must have been so delighted with the imaginative way you used her stamps on this lovely project - that daisy chain necklace and the little bib front of the pinny are just amazing! Well done! xx

  3. What a creative project Hazel, love your imagination and how you have used all the elements to bring this together.
    Thanks for leaving me a lovely message on my news, I so appreciated it.
    Happy Easter.
    hugs Brenda xxx

  4. Oh, how adorable! Makes me more determined than ever to conquer my phobia of sewing machines... Love that daisy necklace too - so clever.
    Alison x