2018 Topic 10: Paper Dolls
A beautiful post from Gabrielle tonight, she is a wonder with pops of colour in her backgrounds, and she has framed her dolls with Emma's pocket journalling frames perfectly! makes me itch to go and play with my stamps and paints! ~ Leandra
Hi everyone, it's (Gabrielle from Crafty Thoughts) with you today, and I'd like to share with you my journal prompts. This is a fabulous way to use those teeny paper dolls that get left in the bottom of the packet!
I often mock up journal pages because I like to have an idea of how finished pages might look and also it makes it easier to journal on the go... I can just take the things I need for that page meaning I pack a little more smartly (who am I kidding? I still take most of my Studio...!)
The basis for all journal pages is the background and I am somewhat addicted to my gel plate. The myriad of different backgrounds you can create using the same paint colours consistently astounds me! For this project I used my favourite colours - Bougainvillea, Caribbean Sea, Banana, Teresa Green, lots of Snowflake and a little Slate.
I have found that by laying a colour and then adding a layer of Snowflake I create less confused backgrounds.
PaperArtsy Stencil 001 (PS001)
PaperArtsy Stencil 0021 (PS021)
PaperArtsy Stencil 023 (PS023)
I love using stencils on all my projects (such as PS001, PS021, PS023) and watching the project come alive. The lovely thing is to see are pops of Slate as you only need a small amount to bring the whole page alive!
I stamped six backgrounds from some of my favourite Emma Godfrey plates (Emma Godfrey 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 11) and mounted them on scored black card.
Eclectica³ Emma Godfrey Set 01 (EEG01)
Eclectica³ Emma Godfrey Set 02 (EEG02)
Eclectica³ Emma Godfrey Set 03 (EEG03)
Eclectica³ Emma Godfrey Set 04 (EEG04)
Eclectica³ Emma Godfrey Set 05 (EEG05)
Eclectica³ Emma Godfrey Set 11 (EEG11)
This was such fun trying to match the doll with appropriate backgrounds and sayings!
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