Friday, 9 August 2019

2019 #12 Eyes: I Can See Clearly with LPC { by Kate Yetter}

2019 Topic 12: Eyes


It's amazing how Grunge Paste and infusions can add a lovely interest to any background. Kate often starts a page this way, and on this occasion she has pulled out the infusions to add more colour to her stamped dolls.

Hi everyone, it's Kate (https://kateyetter.comwith you today, and I'd like to share with you an art journal layout featuring the topic: Eyes.

I wasn't sure where I was going to go with this project but since I was using these Lynne Perrella dolls I knew I wanted to showcase the whole stamp with a focal point on the eyes.  I am working through a journal with neutral color backgrounds so I thought this would be a great way to make the stamped images pop.


Looking back I think I would have liked the background to be a bit darker. 


I used my Chalk paints and infusions to paint the images.






My background is vintage paper that I stenciled with grunge paste and then sprayed with Black Knight and Lemoncello infusions.


After painting and fussy cutting my images, I added some gold embossing and clear embossing liquid.



I wanted some contrast so I added a piece of torn muslin directly behind the stamped doll.


I thought it would be really fun to put one of the heads on metal wire. And to emphasize the eyes I cut out another set of stamped eyes and layered them on top, adding some clear embossing liquid which in my opinion, makes the colors more vibrant.


A bit of fiber and brown tissue paper were added in for extra texture.


It was a lot of fun to create this project that was focused on a particular facial feature. I hope you try your hand at it by choosing your favorite feature and centering some art around it.  

10 comments:

Mac Mable said...

Wow how creative and what a fabulous and unique project. Tons of inspiration, thank you x.

Miriam said...

This is gorgeous Kate.

Etsuko said...

Stunning project and great mixed media art Kaye. xx

craftytrog said...

Cool spread Kate! Love the dolls and that fabulous background.
Alison xx

butterfly said...

This is a glorious page spread, Kate. I'm really glad the background isn't darker, I think that framing effect around the figures, fading out towards the edges of the pages, works beautifully to draw your eye to the intricate LP images. Fabulously detailed, fabulously grungy. I love this!
Alison x

Jenny Marples said...

Oh Kate so much to see here! I love the stencilled background and textures you've used underneath the dolls. And what a wonderful way to take elements from the dolls and add emphasis to them! The colour combo works so well - you've added even more to my must have list!

laury55 said...

fantastic work, love it

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Fabulous spread, Kate! I wonder if you're allowed to share it at Art Journal Journey where the theme this month is "Anything with Eyes." Eileen xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

I think your background is great for your two fabulous dolls! Chrisx

A Pink said...

Fabulous pages of layered , textural . creativity, Kate x

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