Here's the doll, free had drawing on water color paper, then outlined in black. a Micron, Sharpie, or any waterproof pen can be used. I wanted a thick line, but a thin line could work too.
A coat of matte medium is good, but also gesso can work for more texture. In this case I did not want bulky texture. Color with watery acrylics, for a watercolor effect that won't get ruined by weather if moisten later. Or by an accidental drop of the whole container on the table, like I have done in the past :oP
Cut along, fix the outline where needed for a finished look.
Keep reading after the brake...
Put the parts together with tiny brads, and decorate. My happy skeleton has a sunflower, ribbons and bells!
Looks ready for a Fiesta, although the scan doesn't look as bright.
Well, have fun creating!