Sunday, 13 July 2014

Welcome Back GD: Penny Nuttall Project #1 Art Doll 1

"Hello all, Penny here and welcome back for my next three PaperArtsy projects. I hope you will feel inspired to join in with the challenge this week! Our theme this week is making ART DOLLS. My favourite source of inspiration in art, and often the most challenging, is the face, so naturally I love the Lynne Perrella stamp collections. Over the next three days we will look at three different ways of constructing art dolls to showcase these beautiful faces"

Let's begin with Art Doll #1 ....

The base is a Hanging Chunky Board (large) which I painted first with Stone Fresco Finish Paint and then dry brushed over with Antarctic.

I chose a small-patterned stencil for the broke background in Baltic Blue and blended it into the background with a bit more Antarctic.

The flower stand (LPC028) was stamped using Cobalt Archival Ink. I removed the string and glued in two eyelets. Now the figure. 

I stamped the body form from LPC029 onto a piece of close weave cream cotton fabric in the Cobalt ink, layered it with thin wadding and more fabric, stitched just outside the stamped outline and cut out the shape.

I added a die-cut rosette skirt in printed script card stock. I stamped the tall figure on the same card stock in Cobalt ink.To continue the dimensional look of the figure I glued buttons to the background in head and foot positions and added the cut out face and stand.

The metal embellishments were painted with Baltic Blue and partly wiped off to reveal the raised metal. A ribbon bow and hanging loop and we are done!

I have to say I'm not usually a "blue" person but I love these colours- can feel a quilt
happening......... Back tomorrow with more.


Leandra Says: I was hooked at the gorgeous stencilling! But love how all the elements of the image have been used so cleverly, like deconstructed food, this is deconstructed stamping! LOL (well in my head anyway!)

Gillian Says:Love how you have broken down this image of the doll and created various dimensions ... such a cool art doll. Can't wait to see what else is in store this week.

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.


Deborah Wainwright said...

Wow great doll love the idea for her body. I also think your background was gorgeous x

Helen said...

oh, wow!! Not sure I can do the sewing, but I love the look. The background is gorgeous too.

Craftyfield said...

Sew original! Lovely make but the sewing is a sore point for me!

Hazel Agnew said...

Simply a beautiful piece of art. X

Julie Lee said...

Ooh, I love Art dolls! She is just fabulous! I really, really must try to play along this week! A great make! Julie Ann xxx

Unknown said...

I really like this one, don't have the stamps through and also what is sewing??? Lol!! Love that stencil as well. Fab piece xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love this, the colours are fantastic and the art doll is just beautiful. We are away but I have brought some LP stamps with me - I'll have to work on the rest! Chrisx

pennylopes54 said...

Thank you! I think I will have to do a few "simple sewing for mixed media" instructional blogs and get you all converted :)

Keren Baker said...

Just beautiful Penny. I love your sewn elements!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Absolutely love it to bits! Let me in that craft room!

Lucy x

massofhair said...

Inspiring post for someone like me who has never made an ArT Doll, thank you:-)

Unknown said...

Love paper dolls and yours is lovely!. I'll try to join :) Thanks!!

Cocofolies said...

Gorgeous creation, very pretty!!! Coco x

Lyn said...

I really like this, adore the colours you have chosen.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous creation, I love it.

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