The idea of altering my Julie Nutting dolls never crossed my mind until I saw a video tutorial on YouTube. What a new world the idea of making clothes for your paper dolls opens up. So I took Suzi on a little steampunk adventure for this tag, complete with an 18th century outfit and top hat.
I started by outlining the shape of Suzi on a piece of cardstock. Then, using a pencil and a good eraser (because it took a few tries to get it right) I used the shape of what I had drawn as a guide for new clothing. Once I was happy with the result, I traced the lines with black marker and made a few photocopies. From the photocopies I was able to cut out all the individual layer pieces, so I can make this outfit anytime I want, using any papers I want, just by tracing each layer onto my patterned paper.
I enjoyed the challenge of creating the grit of steampunk while still making the tag pretty, and in the end I love how it turned out.
Cardstock – Bazzill
Paper – Echo Park Arsenic and Lace
Stamps – Julie Nutting Suzi by Prima
Stencil – Tim Holtz for Ranger
Dies – Cheery Lynn and Cottage Cutz
Ink – Memento
Watercolor Pencils – Prima Marketing
Liquitex Light Molding Paste