Saturday, June 18, 2011

Mixed Media Commissions

Here is my first true commission work. :) These are for one of my friends @ works grandchild. She loves these toki dokis. I felt old since I had no idea what they were and then googled them and saw how popular they are and how cute they are. :D

First a few pictures taken through the process of creating them. I used 140lb water color paper and collage papers over them. Size 8 1/4 x 10 1/4.

I then used neocolors around all the paper edges (pink and black) to give a blended look and did a wash of gesso over everything and wiped some off with baby wipe. I then used molding paste with some stencils and colored those with Jacquard Lumiere paints.

I used 90lb watercolor paper to make the toki dokis, painted them, cut them out and then glued them down with matte medium.

Last two image are scanned images of the work. I am not sure whether I like the photos or the scans better. But anyway. Lastly used my paint markers to edge each toki doki to make it blend into the background more. On the guy you cannot see it well but he has another arm, but you cannot see it on the scan. The outline does show up in person. I also did a matte spray sealer over them before giving them to my friend but I did not scan them again after that. There was no real visible difference.

I am very happy with how they turned out and Angela was happy as well. And I know here granddaughter will like them too. Super cuteness! I owe a great big thank you to Angela for asking me to make these for her. :D


  1. Toki dokis?? I had to keep reading and looking--had no clue what you were talking about. I am definitely old--ROFL!! Looks like you did a nice job. I hope her granddaughter loves them! :):)

    I learned something new today. ;)

  2. :) yeh toki doki, who we do! I had a blast making them! :D