Tuesday 15 July 2014

GD: Penny Nuttall Project #3 Art Doll No 3

"Hello all, Penny here and welcome back for Art Doll No 3. The unofficial affectionate title for this has become "The Purple Popcorn Stand"... But it is really much more elegant than that"!

I started with a 4"x4" box canvas. I wanted a deeper recess than just using it backwards so I tried cutting into the front to see what was inside.

Perfect .... a brilliant recessed shrine!

I glued the cut out piece on the back to cover the hole. Nothing wasted!

I painted it my fave colour of the week ... Antarctic Fresco, and filled in the middle with

I dabbed on some Grunge Paste with a palette knife for a bit of texture, when dry, rubbed I on a "glaze" of Amethyst with a baby wipe.

Next a  bit of building ... Two cotton reels, two chopsticks and a Prima Wood Bellies Rulers (I said right at the beginning that I have a strange brain). (Why chopsticks?- see my blog) Let the assembley begin:

The set of stamps used this time is from LPC028.

I stamped the script onto the painted ruler and the top of the shrine box using
Black Archival Ink. My choice again for the face in all its detail was a Manila Tag, with just a little colouring, and a second face cut out and applied for just enough lift.

To give strength, I glued two lollypop sticks to the back of the figure as support and fixed to the shrine.

The finishing touches: Two plant stands, a miniature glass bottle in the recess, some Prima paper flowers at either side of the figure and in the recess, a pearl button, and lastly green wire with paper leaves twined round the chopsticks. (That bit of green just did it dont you think?)

And there you have it. I hope you have found something useful to inspire you in this week's projects, would love to see your interpretations.

See you all again next month for my final projects.


Leandra Says: Let's face it, perhaps we could embrace the purple popcorn stand and switch out the green leaves for threaded popcorn! I dare you! Perhaps a little bucket of popcorn in the niche!!??? LOL

Gillian Says: So so elegant, love the colour choice of Ameythst and Eggplant along with the "pops" of Green. So beautifully constructed, thank you for sharing your Art Doll creativity and inspiration this week Penny.

If you would like to join in this week's challenge and play along with Penny'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 20th 2014.


Helen said...

It's gorgeous Penny!

Deborah Wainwright said...

Wow Penny this is amazingly wonderful love it xx

JoFY said...

Penny, I have loved all your dolls! whimsical and... well.. a little bit fabulous!

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Beautiful and intricate,it's really lovely
Donna x

Lucy Edmondson said...

Love it, particularly the construction and the colours,

Lucy x

Lyn said...

wonderful, I love everything about this. I would never have thought to cut out the middle of the canvas to make a fabulous niche - top tip !

Cocofolies said...

A fabulous construction, very clever and amazing!!! Coco x

Michelle said...

Fabulous design. Such a clever construction! Beautiful project. Thanks for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Ooooh, SO beautiful!!! And such a clever idea.

Julie Lee said...

What a brilliant way to use this stamp set! Love your art dolls this week! Julie Ann xxx

craftytrog said...

Loved all your art doll creations Penny! This one is my favourite!
Alison xxx