Sunday 13 March 2016

2016 #5 Rainy Day Girl {by Clare Lloyd}

 2016 Topic 5: Art Dolls
Hi everyone Clare Lloyd here.
Tonight I'd like to share with you a little project I made using fabric.
The theme is Art Dolls and after pondering lots of ideas, I ended up decided whatever I made had to be useful and practical. I create lots of projects that end on in boxes and are never seen again. So this doll had to be something I could use or at least gift to someone.
Step One: Once I had stamped my rainy day girl image from ECL06 using Black Archival Ink, I decided to sketch a little more of her giving her arms, etc using a Pigma Fine Liner. Oh, by the way I am working on a scrap of curtain lining fabric. 

Step Two: Then I shaded her in with water colour pencils (though I didn't actual use any water!) Plus also coloured a rough border in preparation for sewing.

Step Three: What next? Well, then I had to decide what the back of my art doll was going to look like. I stamped up the clouds from my latest launch ECL10 and they matched perfectly with my little raindrops from ECL06. Once again I coloured in the sky using coloured pencils.

Step Four: To make the raindrops pop a little I added a touch of Pearl Glaze to each of them and the glaze blended nicely with the blue water colour pencil. Then came the sewing together. She was stuffed with polyester wadding and some dried lavender.

Here is how the Pearl Glaze looked. Can you see the sparkle?

So there she is my useful rainy day smelly art doll...LOL!
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Aww what a cute little gift, I bet she smells wonderful. I can imagine the fragrance wafting into your art room everytime you open the door. This idea could work great for children if it was filled with dried beans or lentils as a bean bag.  I wonder if it could be a heat pad, the ones that you pop in the microwave.. what would happen to the pencil work, if anything? maybe something to try. Thanks Clare for sharing your sweet girl with us. ~Darcy 

We would love to see how you interpret this Image Art Dolls  topic by linking what you make to our 2016 Challenge #5: Art Dolls, on this page HERE.
All of our bloggers love to see your twist on their ideas,  particularly if you were inspired directly by their post. 
All links go in the draw to win a £50 voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Art dolls link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, March 20th. The winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.


Lucy Edmondson said...

She is so lovely, clare, I love your girl images and this is such a wonderful project to make with one, full of personality!

Lucy x

Hazel Agnew said...

This is a great idea Clare and so pretty. Lots of possibilities for little hanging her! Xx

Craftyfield said...

Great principle, I too would like my "art" to have a purpose other than being nice, so I can justify its use of our limited space!
Good looking doll too!

Debs M said...

She is fabulous Clare - great idea!! x

Miriam said...

She is fabulous Clare....lovely project

Julie Lee said...

Fab idea for a project, Clare! xx

Lauren Hatwell said...

She's beautiful AND useful. A winning combination (even if she is smelly :oD) Lx

craftimamma said...

What a lovely idea Clare and she looks so nice hanging on the door! I like Darcy's idea of using her as a heat pad/comforter too.

Lesley Xx

Sue Marrazzo Fine Art said...

so so SWEET!

My name is Wynneth said...

Love your sweet art doll project clare, so sweet to hang on the door and perfume your work room with lavender.


Etsuko said...

She is fabulous and lovely idea. xx

Anonymous said...

She is beautiful. x

Kirsten said...

A great idea, Clare. She's lovely.