Monday, February 25, 2019

Watercolor Nesting Dolls

For the longest time I have wanted to paint something for our picture gallery that represents each one of our family members. I am all about wall art that includes my children as I love being surrounded by reminders of them. When I saw the Nesting Doll stencil by Valerie Sjodin, I knew that it would be perfect due to the various sizes of dolls. I especially love how the adorable faces were included in the stencil.

I also used the Lily Wallpaper for the motif at the top.

I used the Inspired by Frida Stencil for the roses in one of the doll's hair.

I started by tracing my stencils onto the watercolor paper.

I started by layering and shading with watercolors.

I  have been trying my hand at Gond Painting lately (a form of Indian Folk art) and I decided the heart shape in the center of the dolls was the perfect place to add a bit of pattern.

One of the dolls doesn't have a face as it represents a baby that we lost. I wanted to include him in our family picture so that we would remember.

I hope you are inspired to create something personalized for your family gallery using stencils.

Until Later,



  1. Super clever way of combining those stencils by Kate! The result looks fantastic!!!

  2. This is just gorgeous Kate! What a lovely representation of each family member! Such a unique idea and it turned out beautifully!! xx


If you are entering a GIVEAWAY, please add your email address in the event we need to contact you.

To avoid SPAM, please write it like this:

marybeth (at) stencilgirltalk (dot com)

Thank You!