Shari Acuff's Frida Doll

Fridafly Doll

Supplies you will need:
RubberMoon Stamps (Fridafly and Ahimsa)
Big Hearted Stencil by Kae Pea
Archival Black ink pad
Ranger Specialty Stamping paper or Heavy weight cardstock
Acrylic Paints and water
Fine tip Black Pitt Pen
Cheesecloth or wide ribbon for skirt ruffles
Distress Oxide ink Spiced Marmalade
Double Stick Tape
1/4" dowel

I started by painting the heart for the body. Using a stencil brush pounce paint through the Big Hearted Stencil, I added some of the circles onto the heart as well.

Stamp Fridafly twice, one for the head and the second for the wings. Also stamp out Ahimsa. I painted them using watered down acrylic paints.

Using a dauber and distress ink, I tinted the cheesecloth.

Let everything dry for a bit then cut out the heart and stamped images.
I cut around the flower on Fridafly's head leaving a little white paper and went back with a Black Pitt pen and colored the white border.

Using a piece double stick tape on the back of the heart I finger gathered the cheesecloth adding three layers to create the ruffly skirt. (I was going to add legs but decided to do a ruffle instead).

Finally, assemble the doll with double stick tape onto the dowel.

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  • Jean Okimoto - July 26, 2017

    Great colors, techniques and tutorial Shari!

  • Estrella - July 23, 2017

    Just beautiful! Thank you for sharing the instructions and the doll.

  • Etsuko Noguchi - July 21, 2017

    Fabulous idea and so pretty Fridafly Doll.

  • Kae Pea - July 21, 2017

    Shari thank you so much for your inspiration and sharing your projects with us!!!

  • Martice Smith II - July 21, 2017

    Oh wooow!!! ?Shari, this is a brilliant project! I love the contrast of the cheesecloth with the paper. I think I’ll make me some Frida sisters for my new garden! Thank you for sharing your awesome ideas with us.

  • Pat Bennett - July 21, 2017

    Frida Fly is adorable. I love the stamps and am anxiously awaiting my second delivery of the ones I did not order the first time. I am going to stamp everything!!!

  • Janna Rice - July 21, 2017

    Friday is a great protector in the garden! Love her shirt!

  • Nancy Lorenz - July 21, 2017

    I think this is cute Fridafly doll!

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