Thursday, January 7, 2016

Pink Princess - Southern Girls Challenge Jan 2016

I have had a lot of fun with this challenge for Southern Girls. The theme this month is "One for the Girls".  I have made a mixed media princess.

I began with a doll that I had brought from a garage sale. I painted her with gesso and glued her to a coaster, which I then glued to a round placemat.

I then draped her in a piece of stockinette soaked in black Powertex.

Then using various pieces of fabric, doilies, lace, beads and flowers soaked in black Powertex I layered up her dress, creating texture and dimension as I went. I also gave her an updo and added some lace and a flower in her hair to give her a more princesslike appearance.

Once the Powertex was dry I drybrushed her with various mica powders  in pinks and golds and bronze mixed with gel medium until I was happy with the results.  The photos do not do justice to the gorgeous shimmer.

I really like the way this project has come together and I am really liking the Powertex.  I hope you feel inspired to join in the challenge at Southern Girls. We welcome all types of projects not just cards.  If you feel the need for more inspiration check out what the other Design Team members have made and then enter your project.  Happy crafting.


  1. One fabulous design which makes me proud to be on the DT with you Ngaere..x

  2. An utterly stunning creation Ngaere! There is no end to your incredible mixed media genuis!! Gorgeous with the mica finishes. But I could easily see an 'Ursula-like' mid step there. It would have made a really fantastic Halloween piece. But I utterly love the gorgeous Mica finish. Love it to bits. Hugs, Wends x

  3. This is totally awesome! love the step by step photos. Great attention to details!

  4. Oh my goodness Ngaere this is absolutely stunning! I wish I'd made it! She looks amazing.My granddaughters had better hide their dolls from me....

  5. Fabbylous ☺ Wonderous 😄 Beautilous 💖

  6. Ngaere, this is just amazing. I LOVE it. Hugs Kimx

  7. BTW welcome to the Crafty Cardmakers team, I look forward to working with you xx

  8. This is amazing I just love mixed media

  9. This is amazing I just love mixed media