Saturday, 28 May 2016

2016 #10 Garden of Dreams {by Pavla Hozikova}

2016 #10: Doodles

Hello everyone, it’s Pavla here with a post about Doodles. I have to confess, I never was much of a doodler. I really don’t see anything relaxing about staring at a white page with a lot of black lines. This makes my head ache and for this exact reason, I’m not really a fan of colouring books. So, you ask, why am I doing a post about doodles? Because, luckily, there are these wonderful designers who do the doodling for us. I really fell in love with Emma Godfrey’s stamp sets and I will be doing a project using her circle doodles. Some of you might know, I have this recurring circle theme that pops up every now and then…

Step One: I started with a leftover wooden frame (I believe this one was from IKEA). I gessoed it first, then I randomly applied some paint. I used Yellow Submarine, Blood Orange and a little bit of Smurf on the top (it adds this patina-ish kind of look).

Step Two: I stencilled some dots on top and then went over the edges with a black ink. You can see the difference in the photo - the black gives it a slightly aged look. 

Step Three: Next, I took regular twine and coloured it with black gesso. Then I wound it around the frame.

Step Four: Now, the fun part. I stamped a lot of circles on a piece of cardstock using black archival ink. The circles are from two different sets by Emma Godfrey (EEG07 and EEG15). I coloured them using Daler Rowney acrylic inks. 

Step Five: Then I cut the circles out. You can see I also turned some of the wheel-like circles into flowers.

Step Six: Finally, I glued the circles to the twine - some to the front, some to the back. I used PVA glue to attach the pieces, then turned the frame over and put a generous blob of glue to the back of each piece and let it dry (I’m a bit of an over-gluer). I added the quote from Lin Brown’s set ELB04


I initially wanted to do this assemblage flat in my journal but I really like how it turned out in 3D. I hope you got inspired. See you some other time!

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Wow Pavla this just jumps off the screen. How clver to use the black strings as they now look like doodled lines between the circles. Emma's stamps have worked brilliantly here and those blended inks are just gorgeous. ~Darcy

We would love to see how you interpret this Doodles topic by linking what you make to our 2016 Challenge #10: Doodles, 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 Doodles link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, May 29th 2016. The winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.


Anneke said...

Awesome project!

Julie Lee said...

Wonderful colours and full of imagination! Lovely project, xx

Miriam said...

Fabulous project.....great colours too 😁

Miriam said...

Fabulous project.....great colours too 😁

Helen said...

I love this! Clever to use the twine too.

Etsuko said...

Wonderful idea and lovely project. xx

pennylopes54 said...

Brilliant idea and glowing colours X

Ruth said...

Fabulous creative project, love the patina effect, wonderful! Ruth xx

Aktijka said...

Pavli, to je nádhera!!!

Julie S said...

Wow! This just makes me so happy. LOVE

Ellie Knol said...

Yes, it's great!

craftimamma said...

What a lovely, fun & colourful project. It looks great in 3.


craftimamma said...

What a lovely, fun & colourful project. It looks great in 3.


Kirsten said...

This is so gorgeous! I love the colours & the frame looks great.

PaperArtsy said...

Ohhhh that's a stunning piece ! Lovely to see you on the blog!!!

Lauren Hatwell said...

Absolutely brilliant! Lx

Claire said...

Beautiful project xx

Unknown said...

Fantastic project! I love it!

Lucy Edmondson said...

What a fabulous and imaginative project, pavla! Love those strings!

Lucy x

anna said...

This is absolutely adorable, Pavla! So creative! I was on your blog, browsing, enjoying all your lovely art, particularly your DLP posts, and then I came across this. I recognized it, as I initially saw it on Pinterest and had immediately pinned it to my Pinterest boards! So cute!

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