frida kahlo doll

Frida Kahlo Doll: Stampotique and Eileen Hull

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Posted on June 3rd, 2017 in Crafts. 3 Comments.

This month for Eileen Hull‘s inspiration team, we got to select some cool rubber stamps from Stampotique. One of the stamps I chose was a fun Frida Kahlo stamp. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it, so I looked among all my Eileen Hull Sizzix dies, and I picked up her Borders & Hydrangeas Bigz Die and saw the scalloped border and little flowers — and it came to me. I decided I’d make a Frida Kahlo doll.

I stamped the Frida Kahlo design on some fabric with black Clearsnap Colorbox Crafter’s ink. clearsnap

Then I sewed two pieces of fabric together with the face on one side, wrong side out. (Even though I did wrong side out, the Frida design still showed on the wrong side, which was great because I could see where to sew.) sewing

I turned it inside out and stuffed the doll with Fairfield Poly-Fil, and then sewed it up. fairfield poly-fil

At this point, my Frida Kahlo doll looked like a tube of toothpaste, but never fear, my Sizzix die is here. I ran various colors of Kunin Felt through Eileen Hull’s Borders & Hydrangea die, and those borders made a beautiful shawl and dress for little Frida. I glued them on the doll form with Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue because that stuff works great on felt and really holds it in place. Okay, I can’t get over how perfect that shawl is.frida kahlo dress

And those cute little hydrangea flowers made the most fabulous floral headdress!frida kahlo doll

The scalloped edge at the bottom of the dress, when fanned out, helps her stand. Hello, (Frida) Dolly!frida kahlo doll

 

3 Comments

  1. Julia Aston says:

    What a marvelous and creative project Jonathan! Love the ‘doll’ and all her bright wrappings of felt die cuts! So colorful and fun!

  2. diana says:

    your mind sure brings out the most creative and unique projects sometimes.. seriously, who thinks to stamp on material, sew and create a dress with a few dies.. well Jonathan Fong does that’s who!!!

  3. Donna Budzynski says:

    I just love your creations! Well done!

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