"Hello everyone, Kate here. I am excited to be back with you this month. Today’s project is one that I have been eager to try for a while but have never had the time. I have always wanted to make an art doll and the Lynne Perrella stamps I am using were perfect…so here we go"!
The PaperArtsy products used were as follows: 8x8 Box Canvas, LPC001, LPC029, Chatsworth Paper Collection, Fresco Finish Paints and Grunge Paste.
I flipped my box canvas over to use it like a shadow box. I painted the front and sides with Irish Cream.
I used a palette knife to spread Grunge Paste over my chosen stencil.
After I applied the Grunge Paste I let it dry.
I cut a piece of Chatsworth paper to fit the inside of the frame.
I used several laces from my stash and glued them to cover the background.
I sprayed the background with hot pink ink.
I then sprayed with teal and allowed it to drip a little.
I stamped the head for my art doll from LPC001. I colored her in with Distress Markers.
I cut out the head and attached it to the body. I used a Spellbinders Die for the arms and legs. I attached them with mini brads.
For the skirt, I cut a piece of Chatsworth paper, crinkled it up and glued it down to the doll .
I glued a layer of tulle over the top of the skirt.
I added a piece of lace to define the waist.
I added a bit more fiber to the waist and some trim to the bottom of the skirt.
Finally I added some word stickers and glued to a book plate, a few flowers are added to embellish the finished shadow box.
I hope you have enjoyed tonight's project, join me again tomorrow evening when we take a completely different approach to .... ahhh that would be telling!
Leandra Says: Loving the tulle detail on the skirt, that is a neat added touch. Wonderful effects from the Grunge Paste and Lace.
Gillian Says: Lots of great textures going on in this project Kate, I like the aged patina effect and the art doll skirthas great dimension.
If you would like to join in this week's challenge and play along with Kate's techniques, then do link up your creativity here, and go in the draw to win some PA stamps of your choice! You need to link your entry by 17:00, Sunday July 27th 2014.