2016 Topic 10: Doodles
Hi everyone Hazel Agnew here. Tonight I'd like to share with you my decorated box; a combination of some of my favourite stamps, a recycled box and embellished with lots of flowery doodles.
I find doodling very relaxing, and I now have a notebook with collections of various styles and subjects which I have collated for reference.
Step Two: Next, I stamped my main images using Black Archival onto some background paper. Because of the musical notation, the faces didn't stand out enough, so I stamped them again onto less patterned paper and glued them over the top. The stamps are some of my favourites. They are MN07 and MN10.
Step Three: Next, I doodled flowers around the images using a Black Fudeball pen, and, using watercolour crayons, coloured them in what I hope looks like a shabby chic finish. I also added a metal tag sentiment, and some roses to add to the nostalgia. The lace helped to frame the scene.
Step Four: I treated the inside of the box much like the outside, with various papers, paint washes and Vintage photo distress ink. I also added lace around the window and lace as an opening tab and another photo from MN13 with a little wooden frame. The Prima flower just gives it a finishing touch.
Step Five: To age the outside of the box, I painted Fresco French Roast roughly around the papers. Allowed it to dry. Added PaperArtsy Crackle Glaze, allowed to dry and overpainted with Fresco Mermaid. This gave me a lovely aged crackle finish. I added some stamped script and a few random pictures, finishing off with a bow and another Prima flower.
I hope that this has inspired you to have a little doodle. I find that if I am stuck for images to doodle, then I Google a title like "flowers", and add the word doodles and hey presto, images are there to play with. I find that doodling can be very relaxing and colouring in also.
Thankyou for joining me and maybe you will join in with this challenge. Happy doodling from Hazel Agnew
Blog: Mellifluous Meanderings,
also known as Craftroomgran.
Oh Hazel your doodling is wonderful, they look like vintage stamps and tie in beautifully with the whole theme of the box. ~Darcy
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